On my laptop the terminal font color is too dark. I need more contrast with the background.

How can I achieve this?

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If you want to change the font color, you can use Configurator. Once you've installed the application, you go to org.pantheon.terminal.settings and change the value of foreground to any color you want. The default color in my system is #94a3a5

If you don't want to use Configurator(or dconf-editor) you an use terminal and paste this gsettings set org.pantheon.terminal.settings foreground '#000' and change #000 with the color you want.

To restore the default color settings , paste this on your terminal gsettings set org.pantheon.terminal.settings foreground '#94a3a5'

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    The gsettings command does it very well. To properly chose the desired color, gcolor2 from the repos is useful.
    – user170
    Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 17:45

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