Custom Putty Theme and Appearances on Windows

5/2/2016 7:02:39 PM

Putty is great. Putty's default color scheme is not. But you can change the default color scheme. It is a big pain in the ass but you can do it. Or you can run a reg file like the one below to do it for you. 

1) Create a text file profile-theme.reg

2) Update the contents to the contents below (replace with your theme name).

3) Save and Run the file. If get a UAC prompt, grant the permission to run the file.

*4) If you want to update the Default theme, set the theme name to "[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\Sessions\Default%20Settings]"

Credit: http://arcanesanctum.net/2012/11/17/a-better-terminal-color-theme-for-putty/

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\Sessions\profile-name]
"Colour0"="217,230,242"
"Colour1"="217,230,242"
"Colour2"="14,27,48"
"Colour3"="14,27,48"
"Colour4"="14,27,48"
"Colour5"="217,230,242"
"Colour6"="0,0,0"
"Colour7"="46,46,46"
"Colour8"="215,49,64"
"Colour9"="223,100,112"
"Colour10"="80,194,54"
"Colour11"="128,202,105"
"Colour12"="215,184,54"
"Colour13"="223,194,105"
"Colour14"="58,91,199"
"Colour15"="97,127,204"
"Colour16"="206,49,199"
"Colour17"="216,100,207"
"Colour18"="71,194,189"
"Colour19"="122,202,200"
"Colour20"="211,211,211"
"Colour21"="255,255,255"