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Old 09-22-2009, 03:19 PM   #1
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Color Combos for Terminal Windows

What are some good foreground and background color combos for terminal windows?
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green on black
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Define good. If good means 'most applications already configured appropriately for it', then black on white or black on light gray. If you aren't bothered by applications that try to display black text or dark blue text on the black background, then I would advocate for white or light gray on black.
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X-terminal or terminal-terminal, I have it gray on black.


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