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Setting white on black in X terminal

By default, the xterm app on the N900 is set to black font on white background.


I on the other hand like black on white because it is easy on the eyes and uses less power. I have been wanting this on the N900 since day one but only figured it out tonight while putting my son to sleep (yea, I take it everywhere)

Open Font from the X Terminal menu. The first box next to ‘Color’ opens a window to select a Font color; select White. The second box allows the selection of the Background color; select Black.



Click ‘Save’ to behold White on Black coolness.



It would have been nice if there were any indication on the ‘Color’ boxes to indicate their purpose. Also, the selected color should be displayed on the repective boxes instead of being grey. :gripes:

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  1. Paul
    December 27, 2009 at 6:16 am

    Thank you! It was driving me crazy. For some reason those gray blobs must have been in my blind spot. I can not stand using a white background for anything. (oh, this comment box, the agony… 🙂

  2. mike
    January 13, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Yay! Thanks. How obtuse is that? A little fg in the left box and bg in the right would have made things so much easier. Or something .. With you on the gripe 😉

  3. E-mannen
    June 20, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Thanks! I agree, there ought to be a bugfix to change the all grey boxes to represent what colors are selected at the moment.

  4. tigra
    November 8, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Thank You!

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