Running Linux Mint 17.1 with KDE. I use Konsole/Bash as my terminal, and I configured a nice colorscheme. I would like to export this colorscheme so that I can use the exact same scheme on another machine.

How do I export my colorscheme/terminal appearance settings?

  • For GNOME ~/.gconf/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/%gconf.xml file contains the information about you terminal preference. No idea about KDE
    – SHW
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 9:34
  • Also your Gnome instructions work for older Gnome releases only. Newer ones use dconf.
    – egmont
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 10:08
  • I thought for Gnome it was gconf for Gnome 2, gsettings and dconf for Gnome 3? Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 10:12
  • I'm running KDE, not Gnome.
    – Newb
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 16:28

2 Answers 2


I had the same issue and this is how I solved it: On Manjaro (probably on other distros as well) and KDE plasma 5, user defined color schemes are stored in ~/.local/share/konsole.

System color themes however are stored in /usr/share/konsole/. They all end with the .colorscheme extension.

So just copy your scheme file to your new machine in ~/.local/share/konsole directory and you'll be able to select it when you edit your konsole profile in:

Settings > Edit current Profile > Appearance > Color schemes & font

I have never used KDE, but it seems to me that configuration files are stored in either ~/.config (on KDE5) or ~/.kde4 (on KDE4). So you will want to find Konsole's configuration within there, and archive the file somewhere.

Source: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/KDE#Configuration

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