We already know that one of the most attractive features of Linux is its ability to be customized to our liking, through a myriad of themes, screenshots, widgets, docks, and more.
Therefore, in this article we want to teach those newer users in Xubuntu, how we can change the color scheme of the default Xfce text editor. We know that many of you already know how to do it and it may seem very basic: Still, there are new people in the system who do not know how to do it, or even many users who have been for some time also do not know these little details. We tell you.
The purpose of this article is to give a chance to new color schemes that, perhaps without knowing it beforehand, will allow us better viewing of the file. Personally, in the text editors I use the most, I had always used the default color scheme; the theme Light, that is, black letters on a white background. That’s why, on many occasions, some of my classmates always commented to me that I was trying to switch to the Dark scheme (white letters on a black background). The thing is, I gave it a try and it didn’t cost me anything to get used to, moreover, I liked it and got used to it right away.
I guess the color scheme Dark is much more integrated with the theme of the terminal (Light letters on dark background). So if we are used to using it often, when we have to edit text we will be much more comfortable to keep seeing the same contrast of colors and not just the opposite.
So without further ado, here’s how you can change it with just a couple of clicks. The first step (we always talk about Mousepad), is to go to the tab Edit and then click preferences. From here, to the tab display, We can now select the color scheme we want (Dark or Light).
Also, if we want to change the color scheme of the Xfce4 terminal emulator, we have to go back to Edit → Preferences, But in this case we have to enter the tab Colours. From here, if we click on load Presets, We can select again the color scheme we like best.
All in all, we hope this article has helped you customize your Xubuntu a little more, and from now on you can use Mousepad in the most visual and comfortable way possible. Until the next 🙂