Hello there – Global Citizen again – this time with a practical tip on setting up the color scheme of the terminal.
Once a developer, always a developer, and today is no different. As I was diving in the depths of my website to improve my PageSpeed score – actually writing a separate blog post about it – I found myself constantly having to open up the terminal and hacking away at the WordPress underpinnings.
For my birthday, my wife got me a new Mac (thanks again babe!) and some of my settings are still factory – including the color scheme of the terminal.
As for color schemes, I swear by Solarized (thank you Ethan Schoonover).
Here is a step by step guide on how to set up your terminal on Mac to use Solarized.
- Download this convenient GitHub repo (thank you Tomislav Filipcic) as a zip file to your Downloads directory
- Unzip the zip file
- Hold down control and click on “Solarized Light.terminal” and select Open
- Hold down control and click on “Solarized Dark.terminal” and select Open
- Look at the two different terminals that are open on your mac and pick your favorite
- While terminal is your active program, go to the menu bar, select Terminal -> Preferences
- On the left side, you will see all the different themes – including the two you just installed above
- Pick your favorite (from step 5) and click on “Default”.
- Done, you’re welcome
Done and dusted – hope this was useful.