default LS_COLORS are annoyingly unreadable

Bug #808498 reported by Teo
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

To reproduce:
1) Open a terminal
2) Cd to a directory where you have a lot of different kind of files
3) type ls

The default colors are terrible. Most of the time you can't read most of the entries in a directory listing. Some file names are shown with electric blue text on a blueish green background.

Note that I am not daltonic.

Default colors don't need to be beautiful but they do have to be reasonably readable

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: gnome (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-30.54-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-30-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Jul 10 22:07:38 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: meta-gnome2

Robert Roth (evfool)
summary: - dafault LS_COLORS are annoyingly unreadable
+ default LS_COLORS are annoyingly unreadable
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Thijs van Dijk (ametheus-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

Though there's a fine line between "looks terrible" and "illegible", I would agree that the default terminal profile could do with a readability update.
Especially image files -- shown in purple -- can be very hard do decipher against the semi-transparent purplish black background.

affects: ubuntu → gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Harry Sufehmi (harry-sufehmi) wrote :

How does the Ubuntu developer works ? Not in Terminal ?

I work in Terminal everyday, and it's a painful experience because of this unreadable color scheme.

Until this gets fixed, here's a way to workaround it :

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