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Better default color scheme for MATE-terminal in Solus MATE
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The default color scheme for MATE terminal in solus MATE looks pretty poor compared to gnome-terminal (see attached screenshot comparison:

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The very light user@host text on the white background is hard on the eyes and IMO is not a good out of the box default. IMO MATE-terminal should have a dark background by default like gnome-terminal does

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bwat47 created this task.Oct 1 2018, 11:28 AM
bwat47 updated the task description. (Show Details)Oct 1 2018, 11:29 AM
JoshStrobl triaged this task as Normal priority.Oct 1 2018, 11:53 AM
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Reasonable change.

JoshStrobl renamed this task from Suggestion: Better default color scheme for MATE-terminal in Solus MATE to Better default color scheme for MATE-terminal in Solus MATE.Oct 1 2018, 11:53 AM
JoshStrobl moved this task from Backlog to System and Configuration Fixes on the Software board.
kyrios123 added a subscriber: kyrios123.EditedOct 1 2018, 8:34 PM

Not sure what's the best way to achieve this:

I think the "Black on white" color scheme is used for light themes and the "White on black" scheme is used for dark themes -> We could modify it or we can tell it to not use the colors from the system theme and set the default color here.

Another solution is to set a dark theme by default on MATE.

Not sure what's the best way to achieve this:
I think and "Black on white" color scheme is used for light themes and the "White on black" scheme is used for dark themes -> We could modify it or we can tell it to not use the colors from the system theme and set the default color here.
Another solution is to set a dark theme by default on MATE.

I think it should be "light on dark" regardless of the theme.

But then it doesn't match the theme. I think the better option is to use a non-white (light gray?) background on the light theme so that the colors don't wash out.

EDIT: I updated the "Black on white" color scheme to replace the white by a light grey, it works fine but when I select "Use colors from the system theme", it sets a white background again -> It seems it really take this info from the theme.

Jacalz added a subscriber: Jacalz.Oct 2 2018, 5:44 PM

I am on the same track as @DataDrake, light gray is probably the best way to go.

Jacalz added a comment.EditedMay 1 2019, 9:09 AM

I made a patch for this, however my solbuild is weird and hangs on applying patches. Anyhow here's the patch if anyone would be interested in fixing this:


The new foreground color is the one from gnome-terminal and the background color is dark grey color that I found suitable. I understand is someone doesn't think that it's good, but this is my proposal 🙂