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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Change vagrant box prompt color

The standard purple in the vagrant shell is not readable in my terminal. I don't understand the way PS1 is set up so I'm hoping someone here knows how to get change the color. Perhaps thin letters in ...
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Eye friendly text/background display color in Word 2013

White background and black font can cause eye fatigue after long hours of editing documents with Microsoft Word. I think I remember that an old version of Word (probably 6.0) had this feature: Navy ...
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default color using ssh on mac

Till recently I was logging in to my ubuntu server using putty on windows 7, while doing this I was using colour scheme from A better terminal color theme for Putty. Now I have switched to mac and ...
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Setting virtual terminal to support 256colors in Arch Linux

I have Arch Linux setup on an old laptop without X-Windows. Running a colortest shows that the terminal doesn’t display all the colors. How can I change the settings so that I can use more colors? I ...
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How to identify black and white images in folder of images

I would like to identify the black and white images in a folder containing 300,000 images which are a variety of colours. An alternative method would be to identify the colour images and treat the ...
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Posting code from Eclipse to Outlook by default has uninteligible highlighting

When copying code from Eclipse to Outlook I get a highlighting that makes code impossible to read in my emails. Consequently, I have either to give up the nice programming formatting or manually ...
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Change menu selected item color

In windows 10 is there a registry trick to change the color of a selected item of a menu, for example in a right click menu or a toolbar menu or a sidebar menu such as explorer folder tree view. I'm ...
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wrong MC colors when launched via xterm -e mc

I use ini-customized color theme in Midnight Commander 4.8. [Colors] base_color=linux:normal=cyan,rgb002:input=white,cyan:inputunchanged=black,cyan:dhotnormal=red When I launch xterm and then ...
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Vim colorscheme not displaying properly

I realize that questions about Vim colorschemes have been asked quite frequently, but I believe I've tried the advice in all of them and I can't quite seem to get my colorschemes to work. That being ...
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LibreOffice calc; is it possible to automatically make cells coloured according to the HTML code entered into them?

I am creating a LibreOffice calc spreadsheet designed to be basically be a customized version of the table entitled "Default element colors, by atomic number:" on this page ...
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Using epiphany custom css, how do change actualy change backround and forground colors

I try to use epiphany custom css feature to change color of all website. So I wrote : * { background-color:black; color:red; } * { border:red dotted 2px; } While it works at some ...
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How to replace a colour by another in PDF files?

I have a normal PDF file with text in different colours. Is there a way to change the colour of every character that has a specific colour, e.g., change to black all the pink text? I have the RGB of ...
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How to make VS show different color of the frame when selected?

This has been annoying me since the change to the progressive and "beautiful" look of VS. When I work in another application, VS's frame is grey. Fine. When I select VS, it stays the same grey. This ...
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Colorschemes in vim using mac

I've trying for a while to implement the colors in vim and they does not appear. I have saved various colorschemes in the vim/colors folder and all that seem to be fine. Also, when I load the color ...
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Change Icon & Window Title colors for Windows 8.1

Thanks to this post I was able to finally change the color of windows active title bar but that is it, unfortunately it still leaves many things to be desired. For example: How to change the desktop ...
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Windows Color Picker only accepts 2 digits

In the Windows Colour Picker dialogue, I have discovered that I am only able to manually enter two digits in the RGB boxes. This seems to be a bug in Windows, and has been around for awhile. I found ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...