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Old 02-05-2016, 05:59 PM
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Example: Color Scheme Scripting

Watch the video: Color Schemes and ANSI Color Palettes
Consider the following scenarios...
  • Sharing a configuration with team members and want a quick way to get at your preferred colors?
  • Or, do you just want to have your color schemes automatically rotate through each time you connect in order to avoid the monotony of the same view?
  • Or, do you simply want to quickly cycle through all available color schemes in rapid succession to see which one you prefer most?
Whatever your need, these examples demonstrate how you can select pre-defined color schemes from within a SecureCRT script.

Two different examples are available:
Given a value that matches the name of an existing color scheme in SecureCRT, this script changes the color scheme in the current open session to match that color scheme provided. Name that scheme, press the button, and it's yours. is available for downloading below.
Each time this script is run, it rotates your session color scheme setting to the next color scheme defined in SecureCRT's global color scheme list. Use it as a Logon Script to automatically cycle through your color schemes each time you connect. Boredom prevention, perhaps? Nope! It's a 5x click-reduction efficiency increase. is available for downloading below.
Update: 13 Oct, 2017. Script updated to support new color scheme mechanism introduced in 8.3.x versions of SecureCRT. This updated version of the script should work in both older and newer versions, but if you'd like access to the older method, it's attached below as ""

Consider mapping SecureCRT button bar buttons to run these scripts, as demonstrated in this video.

"Happiness is a nice, easy-on-the-eyes color scheme."

Here's a demonstration of the new color schemes now available in SecureCRT 8.3:

Birds Of Paradise



Dark Pastel






Solarized Darcula

Solarized Dark

Solarized Light



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File Type: png Chalkboard.png (45.7 KB, 5036 views)
File Type: png Ciapre.png (44.2 KB, 5029 views)
File Type: png DarkPastel.png (41.4 KB, 5150 views)
File Type: png Desert.png (43.0 KB, 5034 views)
File Type: png Espresso.png (43.4 KB, 5047 views)
File Type: png Idletoes.png (43.3 KB, 5026 views)
File Type: png Invisibone.png (45.1 KB, 5073 views)
File Type: png Novel.png (44.8 KB, 5083 views)
File Type: png SolarizedDarcula.png (43.8 KB, 5062 views)
File Type: png SolarizedDark.png (44.2 KB, 5215 views)
File Type: png SolarizedLight.png (44.7 KB, 5171 views)
File Type: png Tomorrow.png (43.9 KB, 5060 views)
File Type: png Zenburn.png (44.1 KB, 5042 views)
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Last edited by jdev; 03-04-2019 at 01:08 PM.