Setting Up a Solarized Bash Terminal

Solarized rules the terminal world. It was the first colored terminal theme to be officially included in the default list for the Linux Gnome terminal. All you really need to know is how much more effective it makes you as you code and do other work in your terminal master workflow by creating a consistent color scheme that is not only easy on the eyes but emphasizes the right things.

But First

Step by Step

Open up your Terminal.

Right click anywhere on the terminal window and select Preferences.

Click on the Colors tab.

Colors Tab

Colors Tab

Click off Text and Background -> Use colors from system theme.

Click off Text and Background -> Use transparency from system theme.

Change the Text and Background -> Built-in schemes to Solarized dark.

Change the Palette -> Built-in schemes to Solarized.

While you are at it you can make your terminal less busy.

Click the Scrolling tab.

Scrolling Tab

Scrolling Tab

Click off Scrolling -> Show scrollbar.

Click off Scrolling -> Scroll on keystroke.

Click the General sidebar to the left.

General Tab

General Tab

Click off the following:

You can change the Theme variant to Dark as well.

You might have to restart your terminal for all of it to take full effect. But you should be all solarized now.