Putty is a very popular SSH client for Windows. I don’t like the default color theme, but I couldn’t find a satisfying one. So, again, I had to create my own. And that’s what it looks like:

Putty Scheme - Eclectide

There is mostly no difference between normal and bold font. Additionally I’ve switched the cyan and yellow colors, because I really like this golden tone and it is more present in the daily use.

For comparison, here’s the default color scheme:

Putty Scheme - Default

And here’s a quick comparison for a ls -a:

LS - Eclectide
ls - Eclectide
LS - Default
ls - Default

To use my theme, download this file or copy the following code and save it as *.reg. Replace SESSION_NAME with the name of your session and execute it. That’s it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\Sessions\SESSION_NAME]
; Default Foreground
"Colour0"="217,216,216"
; Default Bold Foreground
"Colour1"="217,216,216"
; Default Background
"Colour2"="28,28,28"
; Default Background
"Colour3"="28,63,149"
; Cursor Text
"Colour4"="28,28,28"
; Cursor Color
"Colour5"="231,231,232"
; ANSI Black
"Colour6"="115,113,113"
; ANSI Black Bold
"Colour7"="115,113,113"
; ANSI Red
"Colour8"="251,38,8"
; ANSI Red Bold
"Colour9"="251,38,8"
; ANSI Green
"Colour10"="167,226,46"
; ANSI Green Bold
"Colour11"="167,226,46"
; ANSI Yellow
"Colour12"="102,217,238"
; ANSI Yellow Bold
"Colour13"="102,217,238"
; ANSI Blue
"Colour14"="0,157,220"
; ANSI Blue Bold
"Colour15"="0,157,220"
; ANSI Magenta
"Colour16"="255,85,255"
; ANSI Magenta Bold
"Colour17"="255,85,255"
; ANSI Cyan
"Colour18"="255,210,4"
; ANSI Cyan Bold
"Colour19"="255,210,4"
; ANSI White
"Colour20"="217,216,216"
; ANSI White Bold
"Colour21"="255,255,255"