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I'm currently running Ubuntu GNOME, but I really would like to know if I can get the standard purple backgrounded terminal that comes with the "regular" Ubuntu install and the Unity Desktop. My terminal works fine; I just think that the Unity terminal is nicer to look at.

Here's a link to the terminal that I'm talking about.

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    This article describes how to set the colors for the terminals – Charles Green Nov 9 '15 at 1:03
  • That article describes how to set the colors, but I'm looking to get my terminal as close to the Unity default colorscheme as possible. – gr1zzly be4r Nov 9 '15 at 1:11
  • Indeed - you would need to find what the colors are, and then set them to match. – Charles Green Nov 9 '15 at 1:17
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They are actually the same (gnome-terminal), but with different color schemes.

If you have the Unity desktop, first create a new temporary user and login with it into Unity. Run a terminal and close it. Now log off and access GNOME with your regular user again. Open a terminal and run these commands:

sudo rm -rf $HOME/.gconf/apps/gnome-terminal
sudo cp -rf /home/tmp-username/.gconf/apps/gnome-terminal $HOME/.gconf/apps

replacing tmp-username with the name of the temporary user you just created. After running the command you can delete this user. Run gnome-terminal again and now you should see the Unity style.

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  • Ah, well does that mean that I could make them look/act the same if I copied their settings? Is there somewhere that I could find that? – gr1zzly be4r Nov 9 '15 at 1:00
  • Ok. I'll do this. I'm definitely making a GitHub repo for this if this works. – gr1zzly be4r Nov 9 '15 at 1:45
  • Eduardo, I installed ubuntu-desktop package and then tried to open up a terminal, but it looks like the terminal that gets installed with the ubuntu-desktop package doesn't have the same color scheme as the ubuntu terminal of the picture in my original question. Should I just try and ask someone to give me a copy of their terminal settings? To be clear -- I created a new user, logged out, and then logged into that new user that I created after selecting Ubuntu desktop in the GNOME Display Manager login. – gr1zzly be4r Nov 9 '15 at 2:49

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