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Change background/foreground color

Last post: Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:01 AM by Derek, 3 reply

Tuesday, October 22, 2002 12:44 PM - Unknown

Change background/foreground color

Hi, how can I changed the background of every xterm window to black and foreground to white? Thanks!
Tuesday, October 22, 2002 3:27 PM - Support

Re: Change background/foreground color

To change the background/foreground colors, please read "How to use Xmanager => xterm => Chaning xterm background color" section in the Xmanager Help.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009 6:26 PM - Henry

Re: Re: Change background/foreground color

It don't help. I still can't find the help steps
Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:01 AM - Derek

Re: Re: Re: Change background/foreground color

There are two ways you can do this. One, you can use the command line option. Two, you can create a xterm resource file. First option will only affect one xterm and the second option will affect all xterm windows for the specific user.

Command line option:

xterm -fg white -bg black

xterm resource file:
create a file named(sensitive case) XTerm in your home directory with your specs such as

XTerm*Background: linen
XTerm*Foreground: black
XTerm*font: 9x15
XTerm*saveLines: 1000
XTerm*HiForeColor: white
XTerm*HiBackColor: #c06077
XTerm*geometry: +50+100