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Just installed elementary os. in the terminal, ll gives a list of files and directories showing directories with lightblue color with green background - which is unlucky with respect to contrast, hardly can read anything. also this looks screaming.

What is the most simple way to change this theme? I installed dconf Editor and believe I could set a custom value for

#073642:#dc322f:#859900:#b58900:#268bd2:#ec0048:#2aa198:#94a3a5:#586e75:#cb4b16:#859900:#b58900:#268bd2:#d33682:#2aa198:#6c71c4

Just do not know where to get more reasonable values for that. And not sure if this is the right point too.

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Try Elementary Tweaks, as described here (https://itsfoss.com/install-elementary-tweaks-in-elementary-os-freya-luna/). It will appear in Settings panel.

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  • looks good, but unfortunately the 3rd command for installation gives an error: sudo apt-get install elementary-tweaks -° Unable to locate elementary-weaks – citykid Jan 26 at 9:29
  • looks like tweaks are not maintained no more: superuser.com/questions/823691/… – citykid Jan 26 at 9:31
  • this allows changing background color, not the problem of the colors in the terminal, like green-blue letters with green background for folders - making them perfectly unreadable. – citykid Mar 9 at 19:29
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In the terminal, you can use the following command.

gsettings set io.elementary.terminal.settings background '#090921111a1b'

The Hash #090921111a1b is broken down to #RRRRGGGGBBBB in base16 0-f

When you have what color you like, place the command in your .bashrc file.

  • Thank you, I tweaked some gsettings already and your answer is generally right. I wanted to change the theme not only the background however. A big problem is the crying color of folders that makes them unreadable instead of highlighting them. – citykid Mar 7 at 6:56

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