Color Picker (0)

Color Picker (0)


If you are using a color capable terminal emulator, you can use the Color Picker to set the color of certain aspects of ProTop. Don't forget to type "x" to save your color settings, or type "q" to quit without saving.

System Colors

These are colors defined by your terminal emulator, such as default foreground and default background. They can only be changed in the terminal emulator settings.

Protermcap Colors

These are the 64 colors (0 to 63) that are defined in $PROTOP/etc/protermcap.protop. You can assign any of these colors to various aspects of ProTop, such as the header, label, browse, etc...

Change Default Colors

Use the PTCOLORS variable in bin/localenv (or localenv.bat on Windows) to change your startup colors.


export PTCOLORS="10,8,13,0,0,7,14,6"


set PTCOLORS=10,8,13,0,0,7,14,6

Color Presets

If you don't want to set your own colors, use one of the presets (boring, colorful, monchrome, dark mode) by typing the associated letter. For example, if you want boring colors, type b.