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What are healthy color settings for a terminal window? [closed]

What are healthy color settings for a terminal window? [closed]

What are good colors to use for a terminal window (text and background) to minimize eye strain/damage? I feel like someone, maybe a design or medical professional, must have done research on this topic, but my search has only turned up results based on what people think is pretty.

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Text on paper is dark text on light background, and it's the default in most modern (i.e. not retro) environments, so I prefer it. But it seems wrong to me that the brightest light my monitor can generate should be my background color; I think old web browsers with their default gray backgrounds were on to something, but went a bit too far, perhaps due to limited gradients available. I am currently using off-white (#dcdad5) for my backgrounds in terminals and text exitors, etc, and I never notice that it isn't 100% white except when side by side with a web page with a white background.