Sunday 1 April 2018

How to customize the Linux Terminal

We all love Linux Terminal! Though Linux has evolved over time and provide a better and much competitive Graphical User Interface, Terminal still remains the best part of it. Some of us prefer the App Center and rest add PPAs to install something. Some even go the extent of using Lynx browser in Terminal. 

Not only the Terminal is useful, it is the most powerful part of a Linux system. I'm mostly a terminal guy, and there is always a black window running. Being an Ubuntu user, the one thing I don't like about it, is the default background color which matches the Ubuntu theme. I prefer it mostly black background color with the text either in white or green. 

If you are just bored of the default look of your Terminal, keep reading. In this article, we are showing some of the ways by which you can customize Linux Terminal easily.

Customizing the default Terminal

The easiest way is to customize the default Terminal according to your preference.

Open Terminal and click on Edit > Profile Preferences.

You can see the various options to customize your Terminal. Under the General Tab, you can set the initialization parameters, cursor shape, and text appearances options. Under Color tab, there's option to choose the built-in schemes and default terminal.

As I told you, I personally like a black screen with a dark green text colors, and this is what is looks like.

Under the Color tab, there is an option to select the transparency. Choosing a 100% transparency will make your terminal look like this: 

Additional tip : How to show the system information and logo of your Linux system

Neofetch is an awesome command line interface tool written in bash that displays system information, OS logo and is highly customizable. 

How to install Neofetch

To install Neofetch, open Terminal and type the below command : 

sudo apt-get install neofetch

Once installation completes, just run the below command to use it,


So, feel free to change colors in the terminal, adjust transparency and let us know if have any other way to customize your Linux terminal in the comments. 


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