So, you want me to belive, the default gnome-terminal in ubuntu doesn’t look that good. Here it is:
I aggree. Fortunately, there is a way to make it look more slick.
Remove window borders
To remove window borders, install (if not yet installed) and launch ccsm.
$ sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager $ ccsm &
In ccsm, open the
window decorations settings window and set
Decoration windows: preference to:
(any) & !(class=Gnome-terminal)
This will remove window decorations (e.g: window borders) from all gnome-terminal windows. Here is how it looks now:
Finally change the color theme and add a bit of transparency. Create a new gnome-terminal profile (
Profiles...) and tailor it to your needs. Find a sample setting below:
Such a nice terminal deserves a colored promt. Edit your
~/.bashrc file, locate the colored
PS1 definition and change it to something more cool:
By the end of all this tweaks, you might change that
ugly default wallpaper as well.