How to change the background color?

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We love the Dracula theme, but the grey text on a grey background is just too hard to read on a Dell laptop with their poor quality screens.  I went to File -> Settings -> Colors & Fonts -> Console Colors -> Background, but while you can change some of the colors, there's no way to change the background color.

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What exact color are you trying to change? Please attach a screenshot.

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The background for the file contents is not very dark and the background for the rest of the UI is pretty light.  It looks great on a MacBook in the dark, but it's just too hard to read on a Dell laptop in a bright office.  The answer to your question is the backgrounds for pretty much everything.  The contrast is way too subtle for low quality monitors.

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Thanks.  The screenshot looks promising, but IDEA 15 fails to load with this error:

    Plugin 'com.johnlindquist.Darkerula' failed to initialize and will be disabled.  Please restart IntelliJ IDEA.

It looks like for accessibility there would be a high contrast dark theme.  Dracula on a good monitor in a dark office looks great, but it's simply not readable in a bright office on a Dell laptop.

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