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


; Default Foreground
; Default Bold Foreground
; Default Background
; Default Background
; Cursor Text
; Cursor Color
; ANSI Black
; ANSI Black Bold
; ANSI Red
; ANSI Red Bold
; ANSI Green
; ANSI Green Bold
; ANSI Yellow
; ANSI Yellow Bold
; ANSI Blue
; ANSI Blue Bold
; ANSI Magenta
; ANSI Magenta Bold
; ANSI Cyan
; ANSI Cyan Bold
; ANSI White
; ANSI White Bold