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

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How does Windows 7 taskbar “color hot-tracking” feature calculate the colour to use?

This has intrigued me for quite some time. Does anyone know the algorithm Windows 7 Aero uses to determine the colour to use as the hot-tracking hover highlight on taskbar buttons for ...
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Changing colors of emails in Outlook 2007 - based on replied to status

My manager would like to have any emails he hasn't replied to or forwarded within 24 hours of receipt to turn yellow and then red if he hasn't dealt with them within 48 hours. I've gone through the ...
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gnome-terminal - color palette

I'm trying to assign color palette on my gnome-terminal but it doesn't change at all... any clue? Screenshot > http://i.imgur.com/MXXhoOo.jpg Aditional info: Fedora 18 64bits (shiny new) GNOME ...
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Excel 2010 shows different cell fill colors depending on Windows Appearance Settings

I just noticed something very strange. I created an Excel workbook in Excel 2010 (Windows 7) and manually formatted alternate rows with slightly different colors. When my colleague opened the ...
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How do I change the color of application windows in OSX? (the grey bits)

Just wondering how difficult it would be to change the grey color on application windows in OSX to a different color for each application? I have tried an app called CrystalClear Interface that meant ...
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transformation to match color profiles between two photos

I have a set of photos X taken with camera 1 and a set of photos Y taken with camera 2 of the same objects. I want to find a transformation such that when I apply it to a photo Xi, the output will be ...
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OS X Terminal using default ANSI colours for every theme

For some reason, every theme I palette I've had installed for the OS X Terminal.app has reverted to using the default ANSI colours. The themes have been working fine up until this point and I can't ...
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Is there a way to view OSX's colored file labels while browsing through the network from a windows computer

Is there a way to view OSX's colored file labels while browsing through the network from a windows computer? My media center Mac based PC has a bunch of files on it, that i use colored labels to ...
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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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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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Excel Conditional Formatting Colour Scales highlight group of cells when another cell is a certain value

So I have a document that has 2 drop downs with the first acting as a currency selection and the other acting as a discount selection (0% - 50%). Basically whenever I select from the dropdowns the ...
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Font color is not the same after exporting to pdf in LibreOffice

Is it possible to make exported pdf files look like odt files ? For some reason entire text is being transformed to black font. Thank you.
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What's the deal with terminal colors?

There are 256 terminal color escapes available: 8 "system" colors (0 - 7) 8 "bright" system colors (8 - 15) 216, or 6*6*6 "RGB" colors (16 - 231) 24 "grayscale" colors (232 - 255) The "RGB" colors ...
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Retrieve colors from PDF

I have PDF files for designs and I'm wondering if there is any way I can extract the colors (as RGBA, RGB or HEX). The best would be to annotate the PDF with the colors. A command line tools would ...
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Invert colors by *value*

How do I invert screen colors by value? The most common way to invert colors is to use RGB-negation. Unfortunately, it's not very beautiful: blue becomes yellow, green becomes magenta, etc. What I ...
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Color bands in bar charts in Microsoft Excel 2010

Is it possible to obtain a bar chart like the one in this example: (that is: I need to have vertical color bands to make "visually" group the bars for each horizontal axis' point.) Any ideas?
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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 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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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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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 can I apply a konsole colorscheme from a non default location

I need to change konsole colorscheme from a profile stored in a non-default location using the command line. The reason is that users will have their shell colour set based on the project they are ...
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New theme colors, Excel 2010

Consider I want to make a new theme for my workbook. First (for the colors) I go through Page Layout > Themes group > Colors > New custom colors. In this dialog box There are 4 text/backgrounds, 6 ...
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Redirect colored output to file

I want to store a colored terminal output to a file (maybe a .rtf or whatever). In OSX I am able to manually copy it and paste it in a .rft file using Textedit, however I wanted to store it ...
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Use custom undefined color in Excel 2003

I want to change background of the cell. I click the icon in the toolbar to do that, but only pallete of predefined colors is offered: But I want my own, custom color which is not present in the ...
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Change Active Taskbar Application

I currently have the Buttons on other taskbars set so Never combine So I can have multiple Chrome windows open and will see multiple Chromes on the taskbar. Now the problem is that sometimes I don't ...
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So I want to change the default font color for eclipse, but the color wheel does nothing

I go to Preferences > General > Colors and Fonts And can change the text Font's font but am unable to change its default color. Does anyone know how this is accomplished. I am programing in ...
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Batch file change color of specific part of text

How could I change the color of a specific part of text within a .bat file? I currently have this: @echo off :a color 2 set /p command=$jp goto :%command% which produces a green "$jp". The text I ...
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PowerCmd overwrites command output colors

The PowerCmd is a nice piece of software. The only thing I have against it is that it overwrites the default colors of commands like git or grunt. We need to have these colors (notification colors) ...
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Transform colors given 2x2 color pair (in Photoshop)

I would like to transform colors in the attached image (and other hundreds) defined by the following rule: 1) the lightest blue became the light green (exactly like as in the upper right color ...
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Change Chrome toolbar color

I want to change the color of the Chrome UI to black/white/grey. I've already changed the OS colors (using win8.1 x64) in the registry. Everything seems to works good so far. However Chrome doesn't ...
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Change font of cell automatically without changing font of text already placed in the cell - Excel 2010

I would like to be able to have the font automatically change color when double clicking on the cell without changing the font of the text that is already in the cell. Is that possible?
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ASUS PB238Q Color RGB keeps changing

Following on from my previous question. Going into the Menu I noticed that 2 of the colors were set to 100, whilst one was set to 0 hence the yellow tint. Anyway, I set all three colours to 100, ...
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Specify colors for plain text files in Chrome

Is there a way I can get Chrome to display plain text files using dark background and white text? I don't want to override styles in any web pages, just for plain text files that don't have any ...
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Transfer colors from one terminal to another

So I use terminator and urxvt. In terminator my colors are just as I like. In urxvt I want to have the same colors. Is there a way to use tput or another tool to extract colors from terminator to ...
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How do I change font and background for outgoing emails in mozilla thunderbird windows 7

I am trying to change my font colour in mozilla thunderbird, version 24.2.0 on Windows 7. The font stays black. I also can not manage to change the background to a colour, and incoming coloured emails ...
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Twitter Profile Photo header bar is #F1F1F1 instead of dark gray in Firefox and Seamonkey on Win764

White header bar Twitter Profile Photo header bar is #F1F1F1 instead of dark gray in Firefox 26 and Seamonkey 2.22 on Win764bit. It displays correctly in Chrome and Internet Explorer. It's like this ...
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Change buttons color in Windows 8.1

In C:\Windows\Resources\Ease of Access Themes copy theme. Then paste on desktop. Unzip. Then open file with Notepad ++ Get code like this [Control Panel\Colors] Scrollbar=200 200 200 Background=0 ...
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Change default background in Win8.1

Similar to another question about background-color changes, I want to do the same in Win 8.1. The problem is, there is no button for the color changes. I tried a little bit with the registry entries, ...
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Colour change when printing when overlaying transparent PNGs in Publisher

I have a a Publisher file which has a block of solid colour as a background. Over the top of that, I've overlaid a PNG with a completely transparent background. This looks as expected when on screen, ...
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Change Taskbar AND Window Title Text On Windows 8

This answer shows how to change window title text color. But there is one problem: Aero Lite theme changes taskbar text color to black. Is there a way to change it?
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My screen changes color on start up

My screen changes color once I enter the desktop on start up, the screen is fine on the loading screen and when I shut down the computer it returns to normal colors, it was fine the other night and I ...
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vim colo directive ignored in console

I have the following in my .vimrc: if has("gui_running") colo desert " ... else colo distinguished " ... endif gvim works fine. When I open vim in gnome-terminal in tmux, the colo ...
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Git color ui uses green for both deletions and insertions

When enabling git color ui, the only color used is green. So in git diff I get green for both deletions and insertions. The same goes for git status where untracked files and unstaged files show as ...
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Windows 7 cmd.exe not always display colors properly

I have strange beheviour with my cmd.exe. I installed Hg few months ago and everything is OK while displaying colored Mercurial commands. Problem is that I installed also composer and PHPUnit which ...
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Greenish printing in grayscale mode

I have a HP OfficeJet 7310 printer at home. It's about 6 years old and still functioning... "good". Good quoted because I recently noticed that grayscale prints result a little "greenish". Greys look ...
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How can i force all printers in a domain to print black and white?

I want all users in a domain to print only black and white. There are several makes and models of printers. The users shouldn't be able to change back to color printing. There are both local ...
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Force quitting the software manager causes Linux Mint 9 windows to turn black and white

Whenever I force quit an application such as the software manager it causes my taskbar previews to turn black and white and the mint menu turns black and white. Most system applications and ...