I am running eclipse on Ubuntu 12.04 and I'd like to change console output color. I tried to edit it via Preferences>Run/Debug>Console>Background color but it doesn't work. Is there some other way to change?
The Run/Debug>Console menu is correct. But you have to use the "Standard Out/Standard Error text color" buttons. (You can select different colors for standard output and for standard error). Here:
Also see the Eclipse documentation: http://help.eclipse.org/juno/topic/org.eclipse.jdt.doc.user/reference/preferences/run-debug/ref-console.htm
I related concept but useful if someone would like full color output on Eclipse's console.
Get an Eclipse extension called ANSI Escape in Console (Link below) https://mihai-nita.net/2013/06/03/eclipse-plugin-ansi-in-console/
The site contains instructions on how to use it. With this plug in you can output in full color to the console by using standard ANSII escape codes for the output of multicolored text and backgrounds on the console. These ANSI escape codes also work if you run your Java programs on the linux command line, but not on the windows command line.