How to change background and fonts color in xterm?
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To change the color permanently in the RHL default terminal you have to change the Terminals default profile. In the menu choose >>
Mark the profile named 'default' by clicking on it. In the menu choose>>
A window will pop up an in the top you will see 'colors', select that. Uncheck box 'Use colors from system theme', and then you will be able to select 'White on Black' or anything else as you please.
Is it possible to modify the background color of a running xterm ?
I like to use xterm because they are light shell windows and don't use so much ressources the Gnome-terminal or KDE Konsole but when you have a grat number of them with a ssh shell on different servers in each they are difficult to reconize with only a name.
I thinck it would be a good way to reconize process running in each xterm if it would modify the background color of it, is it possible to do so ?
I mean, in Gnome-Terminal or Konsole, it's easy to modify the background of a running terminal by modifying its profile using the terminal menu, with xterm there is not such a ressource, you can activate some ressources by cliking the mouse keys with the Ctrl-key active but nome of these ressources control the background or the foreground color.