Recently some people have expressed their bewilderment that I use a white background colour for my terminal emulator (and by extension, Vim).
I was surprised by the bewilderment, as a white background is the default for xterm, (u)rxvt, gnome-terminal, and probably some other popular terminal emulators, which is the reason I use it: I just never bothered the change xterm’s default, and now I’m used enough to it that I go out of my way to change it if it’s not the default.
A white background is also the default for almost all popular websites, word processors and other text editing software (spreadsheet, presentations, etc.), and many other applications, so it’s nice to have some parity. I never quite understood why terminals and editor/IDEs need to be different.
I’m curious how “unique” I am in this preference, and what colour scheme other lobsters use.