Putty

Differentiate Sessions by Color

SUMMARY: Don't confuse your open Putty terminal sessions - give each connection window a different color.


If you need to open several Putty sessions at once, it may be hard at first glance to differentiate one session from the other, since all normally share the same font and color scheme. If you wish, you can make a particular session a different color, so that web server access may be green, a tail command spouting out log files could be in red, a configuration editor could be in blue, etc.

To change the color scheme of a particular Putty session:

1. Find the Putty window for which you want to change the color scheme.

2. Right-click the title bar and choose "Change Settings".

3. Click on "Colours" in the left pane.

4. The right pane will display color options. Click on one of the colors to adjust, then enter in the RGB values for said item or click the "Modify" button to choose your desired colors from a color palette.

5. Click "Apply" to close the dialog box.

Return to the Putty page.

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