unable to change color gnome terminal

asked 2015-12-07 15:07:40 -0500

Matthor gravatar image

updated 2015-12-09 01:59:28 -0500

mether gravatar image

Hi, I am trying to change the font colors and background colors in my installation of the gnome terminal. This does not work under my current user. I can change the settings of my current profile in the GUI, alas this does not have any effect in the terminal window. When I login as another user, I can do all of this without any problems. This is why I believe that I must have messed up my config somehow. I have already reset the terminal profiles using gsettings and dconf, but changing the colors of the terminal still does not work. Changing other settings like background transparency or cursor shape does still work.

I recently installed zsh and the colorscheme base16. However, the zshrc is the same as that of a friend running gnome on ArchLinux, so I don't really think that it caused the problem. When using vim in the terminal I I do have a black background and the colorscheme just the way I configured it. Only in the normal shell I cannot change the background or font color.

I know that moving all of my data to another user on the same machine would probably succeed in bringing me back a fully configurable terminal, but I am still looking for ways to avoid the hassle involved in moving all my stuff. I'd be very thankful for any assistance. Or should I simply report it to the Redhat bugtracker?

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Have you checked to see which profile is the default for your user account? There's a drop down box at the bottom of the profile dialog, 'Profile to use when launching'. Is it set to the profile you want?

ellipsis gravatar imageellipsis ( 2015-12-07 17:51:14 -0500 )edit

Yes, I have checked that. I have already reset all of my profiles and changing the color in the remaining "unnamed" profile does not have any effect on the terminal window.

Matthor gravatar imageMatthor ( 2015-12-08 05:03:46 -0500 )edit