I would like to use Base-16-default-dark base16 color scheme profile for my newly start terminals. Right now every time i open a new terminal it get loaded with default color scheme and i have to change the color scheme manually from gui (edit|profile preferences|general -> profile name [Base 16 Default Dark]) screenshot


Below is the output for ls command

ls -l .gconf/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default

total 4 -rw------- 1 vikrant vikrant 1869 Feb 23 11:47 %gconf.xml

Here is the content of my %gconf

<?xml version="1.0"?>
    <entry name="use_custom_command" mtime="1456204966" type="bool" value="false"/>
    <entry name="login_shell" mtime="1456204953" type="bool" value="false"/>
    <entry name="allow_bold" mtime="1456203718" type="bool" value="false"/>
    <entry name="background_darkness" mtime="1456203718" type="float" value="0.61588001251220703"/>
    <entry name="use_theme_colors" mtime="1456204936" type="bool" value="false"/>
    <entry name="scrollback_unlimited" mtime="1456203718" type="bool" value="true"/>
    <entry name="scroll_background" mtime="1452540680" type="bool" value="true"/>
    <entry name="background_type" mtime="1452551801" type="string">
    <entry name="cursor_shape" mtime="1456203718" type="string">
    <entry name="font" mtime="1456203718" type="string">
        <stringvalue>Consolas 15</stringvalue>
    <entry name="use_system_font" mtime="1456203718" type="bool" value="false"/>
    <entry name="palette" mtime="1456208226" type="string">
    <entry name="alternate_screen_scroll" mtime="1456203718" type="bool" value="true"/>
    <entry name="background_color" mtime="1456208209" type="string">
    <entry name="visible_name" mtime="1456204474" type="string">
    <entry name="bold_color" mtime="1456203718" type="string">
    <entry name="foreground_color" mtime="1456208209" type="string">
  • Not sure what you are looking for. In gnome-terminal, it is in settings (gui), while from command line, you can edit the launcher to run --window-with-profile=<profile>. Is that what you are looking for? – Jacob Vlijm Feb 23 '16 at 7:08
  • No I don't want that, I want if I start a brand new terminal it should come up with my custom color scheme (which I installed from base16 <github.com/chriskempson/base16> website ) rather than default one. I have rephrased my question, may be now it will help you to guess what am I looking for. – Vikrant Singh Feb 23 '16 at 7:29
  • So if you set the new color scheme in your profile and then quit all terminals and open a new one, it will still use the old color scheme? If so, please show the output of "ls -l .gconf/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default" and the contents of the %gconf.xml file in that directory. – pille1842 Feb 23 '16 at 9:41

Go to the global menubar's Edit -> Preferences, and choose the Profiles tab. Here you'll find the entry "Profile used when launching a new terminal".

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    In ubuntu this option is under Edit | profiles . Thank you so much egmont . – Vikrant Singh Feb 23 '16 at 20:08
  • I'm also on Ubuntu, but probably on a newer version, since the settings were moved from gconf to dconf/gsettings a while ago. Apparently the menu entry was also renamed. This really doesn't matter :) – egmont Feb 23 '16 at 20:23

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