How to add wallpaper to Debian 10 terminal

A terminal is a powerful tool that can be used to perform various tasks, including software installation, system administration, network monitoring, etc. A terminal with a black default background and white symbols is really useful when you need to do something quickly and effectively.

But sometimes users get bored with its black and white interface. That is why in this article we are going to discuss how you can change the traditional appearance of the terminal by adding custom wallpapers to the background of the terminal. We will use Debian 10 to describe the procedure mentioned in this article. Let’s move on to the procedure.

First we need to run the Terminal application in Debian. To do this, go to activity The tab is located in the upper left corner of the desktop. Then in the search bar enter Terminal, When the terminal icon appears, click on it to launch it.

Then install the XFCE terminal by running the following command in it:

$ sudo apt-get install xcfe4-terminal

When prompted to continue, click Y continue.

Wait for a while until the installation is complete.

After installation is complete, launch the XFCE terminal by searching the application launcher.

Launch Terminal

Then go to edit in the top menu bar and then click on the drop-down menu preferences,

Terminal settings

When the settings window appears, by default you will see the “General” tab. Switch to Appearance tab by clicking on it.

Appearance Settings

Here you will find various options for customizing the appearance of the terminal application. Under Background option, click on the drop down arrow,

Background setting

In this case, you will be presented with various options for the background. To set the wallpaper on the background of the terminal, click on Background picture.

Background picture

This will open a window. Browse the image file and click open,

Choose image

After selecting an image for the background, select how the image is displayed. Below you will find the Style option. From here select one of the options “Tiled”, “Centered”, “Scaled” and “Stretched”.

Background style

After that click on close button.

Here my terminal looks after setting the wallpaper.

Debian terminal with background image

In this article, we learned how to add wallpaper to a terminal application in Debian. I hope that I will be useful when you need to add colors to the background of your terminal.

How to add wallpaper to Debian 10 terminal