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How to change the dark purple color of terminal in Ubuntu 12.10. And can we place any image or photo instead of that purple color.

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Right click on terminal screen, then "Profiles" - "Profile preferences" - "color" - "background color".

Have fun :)

Edit: If you want a picuture, go to "Profiles" - "Profile preferences" - "Background" - "Background image" :)

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ohh, its so easy, thank you. Now I can work on lighter background in terminal. –  daksh21ubuntu Apr 6 '13 at 11:23
You're welcome, good luck! :) –  Vlad Apr 6 '13 at 11:24
@Vlad how can you achieve this via commandline. –  Prayag Upd Apr 20 '14 at 13:19

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