The colors used in the terminal window can be selected using the Colors page of the Settings dialog. The new color settings are active immediately when you click OK.
The color settings can be defined either globally (Global Settings) or per profile (Profile Settings). When colors are defined in Global Settings, the Use Global Colors option is not available, but the color settings will affect all connection profiles.
Note that changing the terminal colors does not affect what is already visible in the terminal window, but from this point onwards the text output will use the selected color scheme.
To discard your changes, click Cancel.
Figure : The Colors page of the Settings dialog
- Use Global Colors
Select the Use Global Colors check box if you want to use the same color settings for each connection. If the check box is selected, you cannot specify different color settings for each connection profile (the other color settings are grayed out).
The Use Global Colors check box is visible only on the Colors page that is located under Profile Settings in the Settings dialog.
The text colors affect the terminal window background color and the color of text in both a connected window and a disconnected window.
Select the desired foreground color from the drop-down menu. Foreground color is used for text in a window that has a connection to a remote host computer. You can select from sixteen colors. Black is the default foreground color.
Select the desired background color from the drop-down menu. You can select from sixteen colors. White is the default background color.
Use the drop-down menu to select the color that is used as the background color when selecting text with the mouse. You can select from sixteen colors. Aqua is the default selection color.
Use the drop-down menu to select the color that is used as the foreground color in a terminal window that has no connection to a remote host computer. You can select from sixteen colors. Gray is the default foreground color for a disconnected terminal window.
Select the desired cursor color from the drop-down menu. You can select from sixteen colors. Navy is the default cursor color.
With ANSI control codes it is possible to change the color of text in a terminal window. With the ANSI Colors setting you can select to use this feature. Even if you disable ANSI colors, you can still select your favorite text and background colors to be used in the terminal window.
By reversing the display colors you can quickly change the display from positive (dark on light) to negative (light on dark) to improve visibility.
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