The Terminal application in
Applications/Utilities allows one
to obtain a shell prompt on a Mac OS X system. You can specify the color
scheme to use when opening a new tab. The default color scheme is "Basic",
i.e., black text on a white background, but you can also choose from
From the Terminal menu, select Show Inspector or hit
Command-I to bring up the Inspector window.
Click on Settings. You will see the current color scheme
highlighted, e.g., "Grass" in this instance.
- Click on the new color scheme you wish to use, e.g., "Basic" for black text on a white background. As soon as you click on a new color scheme, the foreground and background colors will change.