I have Ubuntu gnome on my laptop and in my terminal all the text is green. However, on another computer my text is green but the bold text is a different color. I already changed the bold text on my laptop to another color but I guess the terminal is not printing bold.

How do I fix this? I don't remember changing options on the terminal where it does show bolded text so I'm thinking I can just reset my settings somewhere. How do I do this?


Two simple steps to reset gnome-terminal to defaults:

  1. Run this command from your Terminal:

    mv -v $HOME/.gconf/apps/gnome-terminal/ $HOME/.gconf/apps/gnome-terminal_bak
  2. Log out and then log back in

The defaults will then be back in place. Then go to:

Edit --> Profile Preferences

and customise as you wish...

  • Hi, it looks like it doesn't exist. I get this: "mv: cannot stat ‘/home/cisko/.gconf/apps/gnome-terminal’: No such file or directory" – 8oh8 Apr 10 '16 at 18:40
  • The absence of this directory would normally indicate that you are using the defaults, although green does not sound right. I presume you are using the actual gnome-terminal? – andrew.46 Apr 10 '16 at 20:57
  • I think I am using the gnome-terminal. I typed in 'ps -a | grep "terminal" ' and there is only one line "5991 tty2 00:00:00 gnome-terminal-" It ends in a hyphen. Is that weird? – 8oh8 Apr 12 '16 at 1:48

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