How to customize Terminal on Linux Mint

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

In this tutorial you will learn how to customize your terminal on Linux mint.

Step 1  - Launch Terminal

You can launch terminal by pressing CTRL + ALT + T, or by using the GUI and the search box on the dashboard menu.

Step 2 - Go to Preferences

Once you launch terminal, click to Edit and go to Preferences.

Step 3 - Customize your Terminal

Now you should see the following window, on this window you can change Text appearance, Color, Terminal Size , Scrolling and more.

Change the Terminal Size

Changing the size of terminal is easy, all you have to do is set your own configuration in Terminal size, columns and rows.

Change the Color of Tex

Go to colors section on Preferences window as shown on the image below.

If you want your terminal to use the same theme as your desktop, then check the box "Use colors from system theme"

If you want to use different colors from your system theme then simply leave this box unchecked and choose a different color or simply use one of the Built-in schemes from the drop down box.

Text - Allows you to change the text color

Background - Allows you to set a custom color as background on terminal

Change Font

If you want to use a different font, simply check the "Custom Font" box

Change profile name

To change the profile name click the down arrow as shown on the image below

Next click to Rename, and set your own name and click the Rename button to save the new name.

Change Cursor Settings

By default cursor blinking is disabled and cursor shape is set to block.

To change them click the down arrow and choose your own settings.

Change Scrolling Settings

Show scrollbar - Uncheck if you don't want a scrollbar to show on the terminal

Scroll on output - Enable this option of you want to use the scroll on output feature. This feature allows you to see always the output on the terminal automatically.

Scroll on keystroke - This option allows you to scroll up or down by using the shortcut key combinations.

Limit scrollback to - Allows you to set an X number of lines that you scan scrollback on the terminal.  For example, if you put a limit of 500 lines and if the output has more than 500 lines, then you won't be able to scrollback to 501 line.


In this tutorial you learned how to Customize the settings of your Linux terminal.