When using a tool or anything for a really long time, one has to really like how it looks like. I use the terminal, vim and tmux a lot. So I had to look for a theme that would be easy on my eyes. A quick internet search revealed solarized, which I then went on to set up. I have never looked back since then.
Xfce4 terminal setup
Go to Preferences>Colors
Then change the terminal colors to "solarized-dark"
I use vundle as my plugin manager in vim. So setting up solarized was as easy as adding the following line:
And then running:
After these I added the following lines to my .vimrc:
syntax enable set background=dark colorscheme solarized
And vim looked great. More configuration settings can be found here: solarized-github-page
I use the tmux plugin manager (tpm-link). So to setup solarized on tmux, it's as simple as:
set -g @plugin 'seebi/tmux-colors-solarized'
Then I run prefix + I , whicn in my case it Ctrl+b and then I press I.
This will download and install the tmux solarized theme.
After this I add the following line to my tmux config:
set -g @colors-solarized 'dark'
For more information of tmux solarized config, check here: tmux-solarized