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Selecting Colors

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 defined in Global Settings 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.

The Colors page of the Settings dialog

Figure B.4. The Colors page of the Settings dialog

Text Colors

The text colors affect the terminal window background color and the color of text in both a connected window and a disconnected window.

Foreground

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.

Background

Select the desired background color from the drop-down menu. You can select from sixteen colors. White is the default background color.

Selection

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.

Disconnected

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.

Cursor Color

Select the desired cursor color from the drop-down menu. You can select from sixteen colors. Navy is the default cursor color.

ANSI Colors

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.

Select the Enable ANSI Colors check box to allow ANSI colors to be used in the terminal window. By default, ANSI colors are selected.

Reverse Colors

By reversing the display colors you can quickly change the display from positive (dark on light) to negative (light on dark) to improve visibility.

Select the Reverse Video check box to change the foreground color into background color and vice versa. This setting affects the whole terminal window when you click OK.