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Travis Quinnelly

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So I’ve been having issues seeing things properly using the default color scheme in PuTTY. I couldn’t quite make out the folder text because the font color was such a dark blue that it blended into the black background.

Thanks to Google, I found exactly what I needed to change. A bit cumbersome at first, but if you spend any serious time in a client such as this it makes all the world of difference.

PuTTY Settings

  • Default Foreground: 255/255/255
  • Default Background: 51/51/51
  • ANSI Black: 77/77/77
  • ANSI Green: 152/251/152
  • ANSI Yellow: 240/230/140
  • ANSI Blue: 205/133/63
  • ANSI Blue Bold 135/206/235
  • ANSI Magenta: 255/222/173 or 205/92/92
  • ANSI Cyan: 255/160/160
  • ANSI Cyan Bold: 255/215/0
  • ANSI White: 245/222/179

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In the end, you'll be going from the ugly default theme of colors to a version much easier-on-the-eyes version.