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I want to replace gnome-terminal fully by lxterminal. I've started by changing the default terminal emulator. So I ran sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator, and chose lxterminal. After that, I ran dconf-editor and went to org - gnome - desktop - applications - terminal and changed gnome-terminal to lxterminal and removed the -x in the exec arg part.

The only problem though, is that by default, lxterminal doesn't look like gnome-terminal. What are gnome-terminal's default layout settings? I'm especially looking for the hexadecimal colour codes for both text and background.

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That page doesn't cover the default colours in Ubuntu. –  Exeleration-G Oct 24 '12 at 1:12

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The color by default usually uses the system theme so for ambiance can be seen in the theme folder - gtk-2.0/apps/gnome-terminal.rc & or gtk-3.0/apps/gnome-terminal.css depending on ubuntu release

gtk-2.0

    style "terminal_screen"
{
    text[NORMAL] = "#ffffff"
    base[NORMAL] = "#300a24"

    TerminalScreen::background-darkness = 0.95

gtk-3.0 (current on 12.04 - the color: (text) is white & really should be #ffffff

    /* gnome-terminal */
TerminalScreen {
-TerminalScreen-background-darkness: 0.95;

    background-color: #300a24;

color: #fff;
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Excellent, this is what I was looking for. –  Exeleration-G Apr 1 '12 at 22:18

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