Questions about changing the colors of things (usually themes).

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Microsoft Word changing colours of theme

I want to move some highlighted code from Eclipse into Microsoft Word. But whenever I try to copy the text over the colours are modified slightly (bright green is changed to a duller green, pink is ...
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Turning on color syntax highlighting in Emacs

I recently installed Emacs 24.3.93.1 on Cygwin. When I first opened code in it, I got a sort of black-and-white syntax highlighting - keywords were white, function names in declarations were black on ...
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In zshell how do I make the command line prompt visible

My zshell command line prompt has become almost invisible, I don't know how or why, but now it's white on a very pale grey background. Can someone please give me a command, preferably a short one, ...
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Windows 7 change specific colors

The other day I accidentally dropped my HP laptop and laptop LED screen is broken. Not physically broken, but screen goes Red. Black color turns Red. I know this is hardware level problem. And even ...
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How to make Windows 8.1 Start Screen Tiles Transparent on a PC?

Once again I have run into a problem with very few solutions as I have looked all over the internet and have even look at previous answered questions but to no avail. Most of what I ran into had ...
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Change Color Theme of MS Outlook

How can I change the color theme in Microsoft Outlook (or, even better, the whole of Windows 7) to a more readable theme such as Solarized Dark?
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On Windows 8.1, how do you screenshot using the monitor's current color profile?

How do you capture a screenshot on Windows 8.1 that uses the monitor's current color profile? My screenshots always have to have a color profile applied in Photoshop to look the same as the desktop.
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Gnome-terminal color inversion

I have some custom colours set up inside gnome-terminal, basically light text on dark background. The problem is, some programs interact badly with the colors. For example, htop uses very light ...
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coloring firefox using userchrome.css - get rid of two rectangles

Regarding this thread: Change firefox panel color using userChrome.css I would like to color my firefox, but only the top bar. The Bar where the buttons and tabs are. (Australis) I already colored ...
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Convert from different colors to different fonts?

I have been sent a docx-document (that I can convert intro HTML if you want) in 3 different colors: black, blue and green. The colors are different because the stand for different things. But I want ...
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Can't get vim to display colorschemes right

After reading everything that I could find form google... I still don't have a solution. OS: Arch Linux Terminal: rxvt-unicode The output of command: tput colors is 256 (Shown in the image ...
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I would like to batch change one colour in a group of PNGs. Mac - freeware software

I hope someone would be able to help me. I have a group of icons in png format. They are all transparent backgrounds with one colour for the actual icon. I would like to change this colour in all of ...
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Disable ansi colors in Windows console

I am using the windows console a lot (Windows 8.1) and many utilities, apply different colors to different parts of their output, which is extremely annoying to me. Some of them even forget to revert ...
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Strange wrong colors in XP Mode under Windows 7

I have a fresh install of XP Mode under my Windows 7 x64. I have a 0.png image file with a uniform white background with RGB color equal to (240, 240, 240). And I have strange inconsistent color ...
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how to remove a png file's background using paint.net

I have a png file that is composed of only two colors: white and dark. Majority of image space is occupied by the white color but I want to remove this white color, thus giving the image a transparent ...
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Get SSH one-liner commands to show color

I'd like to enable colored text output on SSH one-liner commands, but I can't seem to get it to work on OS X, Ubuntu 14.10, or OpenSUSE 12.2. If I ssh into a server and type, say, ls --color=auto in ...
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Changing text and background colors only for plain text emails in Thunderbird

I managed to tune Thunderbird to darker scheme for everything except the messages, so it looks like this I tried changing colors for messages in Options - Display - Colour, but regardless of Allow ...
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Can I find Deep Color monitors?

I have been reading about Deep Color (aka high bit depth color) and I understand that I can produce it in software, but how do I know if my monitor can support it? If it can't, are there any monitors ...
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Program to perform custom mapping of ANSI colors to TRUECOLOR?

Does anyone know if there's a console application that can intercept output from other apps and translate ANSI colors into desired TRUECOLOR values? This would provide similar functionality to ...
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OSX Yosemite, change the finder folder color

Is it possible to change the ugly light blue of the finder's folders to another one ?
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Chrome on Mac is all black and white (grayscale). How do I get it back to normal colours?

The tabs and icons on top of Chrome are coloured It's just the webpages themselves that are grayscale When a page loads, it is coloured for a few seconds depending on how long it takes to load, then ...
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Can we really change the browser screen background in black and the text in white in Chrome?

I wish to have a black background for my browser screen especially in chrome without any bugs
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Change firefox menu color using userChrome.css

I would like to expand on my question , which I asked on superuser few weeks ago. As the question was formulated, the answers were satisfactory, and I have accepted. But it turns out, it does not ...
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Dark greenish screen on Windows 7 desktop

Suddenly, my Windows 7 desktop screen went dark green, making it almost impossible to use the computer. I noticed the problem starts right at boot, because the BIOS also has a very dark color. I've ...
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Installing Emacs color theme

I've been trying to install color themes for emacs and I'm not quite sure how I can do it. I have downloaded an .el file and put it under my .emacs.d folder, then edited my .emacs file and added this: ...
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.tmux.conf: How can I conditionally set a color variable?

Sometimes I use a light-colored terminal, sometimes a dark one. I export a THEME environment variable to conditionally set colors in my .bash_profile and .vimrc. I'm trying to do the same in my ...
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What kind of color code is this?

I'm using a software which exports among others color codes like the following 4278190335 2358853119 656213503 4244695807 545395711 2448883199 7991807 I've never seen such codes before, what kind ...
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Cell colours depending on value

I have a column of cells where each cell contains one of the following text values Optimal Normal High-Normal Mild Moderate Severe I would like the cell colour to be a set depending on what the ...
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How can I set Thunderbird to use “Reader's default colors (Don't set colors in page)” by default?

Personally my color preference for email messages (and most other windows) is a dark background with a light foreground, but others may like/need different color settings. I can format the messages I ...
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How do I using Regedit Change the Color of both Borders and Text Box in Windows 8

I have some custom version of Windows 8 and it seems they custom edited the default color of the borders for all windows to be black. While trying to find the string to edit in Regedit, I also by ...
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In Excel 2013 how can you make every distinct number value have a matching distinct colour?

I have a table of computed numbers in excel (different every time it is computed), for example: A B C D E 1. 9 8 9 9 1 2. 7 1 1 1 9 3. 1 6 5 2 9 4. 6 6 3 2 2 5. 3 3 2 3 7 In the example I have ...
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How do I blur colour borders in Paint.NET

I have a document from which I am trying to remove marks. I'm doing so the only way I can, with the colour-picker and the paintbrush, painting over the marks with the closest colour around them. This ...
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Vim colorschemes ONLY works in .vimrc

If I'm editing specifically ~/.vimrc in vim :colorscheme <some colorscheme> will do exactly what it's suppose to do. Only schemes in /usr/share/vim/vim74/colors will work though and not say in ...
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How can I colour-code files and directories in my shell environment?

I've seen many screencasts online in which the files and directories are colour-coded differently for ease-of-use. I'd like to achieve the same on in my bash terminal, on OS X 10.9 and using iTerm2. ...
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How to improve monitor contrast ratio?

I bought a monitor recently, and altough it was quite cheap, it looked good enough at the store and most of the reviews said the image quality was good. When I got home and tried it I started having ...
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E185: Cannot find color scheme for synload.vim (Line 19)

I've specified the location of .vimrc and .vim: .vimrc file saved at ~/.marslo/.vimrc .vim folder saved at ~/.marslo/.vim After set the rumtimepath, plugins (installed by vundle) and colorscheme ...
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How can I change the colors of fbterm using escape sequences?

From fbterm(1) we can read: FbTerm supports xterm's 256 color mode extension (...) But xterm's 256 color escape sequences conflict with the linux sequences implemented by FbTerm, so private escape ...
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Windows “Color Management” see no monitor after video driver uninstall (Solved)

I used to be able to color calilb the built-in and external monitor of my Lenovo G500 64-bit Win8.1 laptop. Then suddenly Color Calibration of Win has error when I tried to calib the external ...
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How to give each virtual terminal in GNU Screen it's own background color?

I have a dream: I want each virtual terminal within GNU Screen to have it's own unique background color. I think I can fake it in an .bashrc script that emits xterm control codes to set background ...
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Change style and color of text with text along path (gimp)

Having a frustrating problem with text along path. First I create a curved path, then I go to the text tool and type in some text, then right click the text box and select text along path. For some ...
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GNU screen changes vim syntax highlighting colors

I am trying to use vim inside a GNU screen session, but whenever I open vim inside screen the syntax highlighting uses completely different colors when compared to when I open vim outside GNU screen. ...
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Formatting of entire column based on the grand total using color scale?

This might be answered somewhere else, but I haven't been able to find a solution to this. The question is how to use color scale for entire column just based on grand total. I have attached the ...
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How are the laser printer CMYK colors mixed when printing

I'm writing an application which should analyze a PDF page and tell based on the toner prices and other costs how much does this page cost. The problem here is that I don't know how colors are mixed ...
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Changing the Inkscape color scheme on Windows

On Windows, Inkscape (0.48) comes with this horrendous brown color scheme. How can I change it? Or rather, to what can I change it? I've noticed there's an etc\gtk-2.0\gtkrc file in the Inkscape ...
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A stranger smudge on my LCD monitor on gray background

I have Dell LCD monitor (and old IPS or eIPS model). Today I have noticed a strange smudge that goes from the top to the bottom on the left side of the monitor appearing only on gray background (you ...
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perl code to change colors back to original colors after they've changed from ssh'ing into another system

This is properly a followup question to The thread about changing xterm foreground and background colors. Mike provided the following perl code, which ensured that even after logging onto another ...
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how would I change the font color of the Windows 7 taskbar? with aero

I'm running Aero but it's next to impossible to read the task bar icon titles: How would I change the font color to a different color (i.e black) so it's visible and makes the background and task ...
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Color management: Unable to change color temperature

I've recently bought a second display. Setting it up was easy, but the display has a certain yellowness to it that my other display does not, though it's not that much that it is completely unusable, ...
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Excel chart colours

In Microsoft Excel 2010, when I insert a chart with multiple data series (or a pie chart), each series (or slice) is automatically given a colour. My 2 questions are: What is the formula used to ...
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Color Coding Lotus Notes 8.5 Calendar by Chair

Is it possible to assign a color to the Chair of the meeting in the Lotus Notes calendar? I'd like to color code the meetings in the calendar this way for quick reference.