Fix the Colors for the Embedded Terminal in gedit

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Random small break-fix or enlightening ideas

XFCE has been my desktop of choice for some time now, but I still use some Gnome apps, like gedit. It seems to have developed some quarks though when installed in an XFCE environment. The terminal color scheme is one of them. Here is how to fix it.

First, let’s make sure the necessary packages are installed.

[root]$ apt-get install gedit gedit-plugins gnome-terminal dconf-editor

Launch gedit, enable the desired plugins including the bottom pane and the terminal. Take a look at how the terminal colors look – may not be pretty.

Launch dconf-editor. Navigate to org -> gnome -> gedit -> plugins -> terminal. Make the below changes.

  • background-color: #000000
  • foreground-color: #FFFFFF
  • palette: null
  • use-theme-colors: false

Verify settings with this screenshot:

gedit Terminal Settings

Once the settings have been changed, close and relaunch gedit. The terminal colors should look more appealing now.

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About Andrew Wells

I have been developing on the LAMP stack since about 2006. I run Ubuntu XFCE on my desktop and have a history of managing Ubuntu and CentOS servers. I code web applications mostly in PHP but have experience with other languages as well. When I'm not working, I can be found working in my home lab or out snowboarding, hiking, camping, or biking depending on the season.

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