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#1 2024-01-25 14:58:09

Registered: 2022-02-19
Posts: 10

xfce4-terminal - color of directories/folders


I have a frustrating issue I have been unsuccessful in finding a fix/setting.

Background info: Xubuntu 22.04.3, xfce4 version 4.16, Settings Appearance Greybird-dark, xfce4-terminal 0.8.10 Preferences Color Presets 'White on Black'.
Also have "alias ll='ls -alF --color=auto'" defined in .bash_aliases

The background of xfce4-terminal is black, the text is white; however, the directories/folders show up as dark blue which makes it hard to read.

What settings must be changed for the directories/folders to show up in a lighter color while leaving the other settings as they are?


#2 2024-01-25 17:36:04

From: Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 10,900

Re: xfce4-terminal - color of directories/folders

You need to comment our the alias command (it is adding the colors) or alternatively run:


...(note the backslash) and it will run the unaliased version of ls.

If you want to change the actual colors of the scheme, you should create a custom theme. To do so, create the file ~/.local/share/xfce4/terminal/colorschemes/custom.theme (create the directories if they don't exist) with the following content:

Name=Custom Theme

The color used for the directory listing is the 13th one (set to #ff0000 above) - so change it to whatever color you would like. Then open Terminal preferences and select the "Custom Theme" preset.

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