I am having trouble using the terminal in GEdit since the text-color is white on gray background. I can not find an option to change anything for that terminal anywhere. How can I change it? N.B. The python terminal is fine.

Obligatory screenshot:

Notice the unreadable text in the terminal below

  • I changed the background-color/ foreground-color exactely as they are shown in your screen-shot but nothing changes. – user154489 May 1 '13 at 14:17
  • Related (but not duplicate) question has good answers: askubuntu.com/questions/67593/… – Amanda Feb 13 '14 at 13:46

I figured it out myself. Questions seems to be so unpopular that I received the "Tumbleweed bagde". Awesome!

  1. Open dconf-editor
  2. Navigate to org - gnome - gedit - plugins - terminal
  3. Change the values background-color and foreground-color (this is the text color) to your liking
  4. Also make sure to untick the use-theme-colors box. (Thanks to comment by Hibou57)

Since a picture says more than a thousand words:

Dconf-editor entry for gedit

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    I tried the solution suggested by Ingo, but it changed nothing, even after I closed and re‑opened the session, and I checked the colours I choose are OK (#000000 for the background and #FFFFFF for the foreground). -- edit -- In addition to what Ingo said, you also have to uncheck the use-theme-colors option. This need to be said. – Hibou57 Oct 15 '12 at 15:38

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