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TerminalEmulator is preset to match Xubuntu theme, but it is rather low contrast and I would like to use other theme.

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The standard ones, like Tango and Linux Colors are enough, any ideas?

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cp /etc/xdg/xdg-xubuntu/xfce4/terminal/terminalrc ~/.config/xfce4/terminal/
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Cold you explain exactly what is going on? –  Braiam Oct 5 '13 at 11:19

I guess digging a bit more did the trick:


~/.config/Terminal/terminalrc is responsible for the color settings that can be easily customised.

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Xubuntu 13.04 doesn't have ~/.config/Terminal/ directory –  Green Jul 6 '13 at 18:44
@M_1 In addition to that, I found a terminalrc offering the Tango Color Scheme that you mentioned in your original question here: blogs.n1zyy.com/andrew/2009/02/02/… –  Nikolaos Georgiou Oct 29 '13 at 6:14
@Green perhaps it is under ~/.config/xcfe4/terminal/ in that version. Try modifying your terminal preferences (e.g. change the font). In one of the two directories, a terminalrc file should be present reflecting your changes. –  Nikolaos Georgiou Oct 29 '13 at 6:15

In 14.04 terminalrc was moved to /xfce4/terminal. Execute rm ~/.config/xfce4/terminal/terminalrc and restart terminal. All terminal settings (text, colors) will be reset to default

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