I have the following screenshot of my Desktop: enter image description here

As you can see the gnome terminal is more colorful than the others and I wonder how does Gnome terminal looks so colorful and how other terminal emulators can be as colorful as Gnome's one?

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You have to look into their "Preferences" and profile sections.

Firstly, to get a colorful prompt, open .bashrc and find this line:

# force_color_prompt=yes

Then uncomment it by removing the # from the beginning of the line.

Now right click in "terminator" and choose "Preferences", go to profiles tab, then select colors. from the pallet section you can choose different schemes:

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Now your terminator looks like this:

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You should be able to follow same steps for guake or any other terminal emulator.

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