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

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How to change the background color in SumatraPDF reader?

How to change the background color. I would like to change it to something easier to read, is there an option to change this anywhere?
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Where are windows command prompt customized colors stored? [duplicate]

I like to customize each of the 16 colors in my windows command prompt, but setting them up manually is a slow and painful process (due to some bugs in the colors tab of Console Windows Properties). ...
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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 can I change all pixels of one color to another color in a picture?

I have an image which looks like this: However, the yellow line needs to be red and the cyan line needs to be green. I have Paint and IrfanView. How can I change the colors of the yellow and cyan ...
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urxvt uses pink instead of solarized until I run xrdb ~/.Xresources

Edit: I discovered, that this seems to be a bug in Ubuntu: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/1163129 - Any idea how to fix this by myself? I just want to switch to urxvt, but I ...
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Conditional Formatting from Helloh, for a Noob

I'm going to try my best to explain what I need to figure out. Also, for you to understand exactly how mind bending this is for me, I haven't used an Excel formula since 2005/2006ish. We're doing a ...
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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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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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Change menu colour Dreamweaver CS6

I was wondering if it was possible to change the colour of the menu of Adobe Dreamweaver CS6? I like to work with a black workspace, but Dreamweaver, as far as I know, doesn't seem to allow to do ...
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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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Do I have to disable color profiles in Gnome when running dispcal

I am currently trying to calibrate my monitor using ArgyllCMS' dispcal: dispcal -v -o outfile However my Gnome color management tool has already loaded some generic profile for my monitor. Do I ...
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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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24 bit True Color in Konsole

I have yearned to use 24-bit colors in the terminal for applications such as Vim. However, xterm is limited to no more than 256 colors, which I have currently been using. I just recently learned that ...
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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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How can you invert the colors of a PDF?

I need to invert all the colors of a PDF document (background, text, graphics, and images). I want it persistent in the file so the inverted viewing options, that some viewers offer, won't help. ...
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`nawk` “doesn't work” with `make`? Why?

I have the following alias: alias mca_color='nawk '"'"'BEGIN { arr["Creating shared object"] = "1;31";} \ { l = $0; for (pattern in arr) \ { gsub(".*" pattern ".*", "\033[" arr[pattern] ...
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What do the colors mean in htop?

For the CPU cores, I think that blue means nice, green normal CPU use and red I/O. But I'm not sure and I haven't found a definite answer. Then there are the colors for memory. What do green, blue ...
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urxvt settings - reload without restarting terminal?

I have two urxvt color themes that I use, one for light background and one for dark, depending on how sunny the environment is. It's easy enough to switch them by modifying ~/.Xresources and running ...
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how to search for vim files in lubuntu?

I want to change one of gvim's existing colorscheme's syntax coloring. For example, in the colorscheme called 'Ron', it highlights python comments in white. I want to change it to red. According to ...
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Customizing BASH output colors?

How do I customize bash colors for command output? For example; I run ls and want directories and files to be a different color. How do I accomplish this? I see that distro's are doing this but I ...
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gvim how to change entire background color

Okay so im my .vimrc file, I did type hi Normal guibg=#000000 changing the background color to black, however, this only changes the background color of the lines where I have typed out text. If ...
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Sony Bravia TV Color Saturation Broken After Macbook Air HDMI

Recently I bought a HDMI cable to connect my Macbook Air Retina to my Sony Bravia TV, which supports 1080p. The display transferred, but the color saturation is off. The saturation is more red and ...
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How to discover/find optimal colours of contrast

Save for manual eyeballing, how can I ascertain the ideal colours contrast to my selections? I tried http://www.talkgraphics.com/showthread.php?32121-How-to-find-a-contrasting-color and ...
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Viewing channels in Gimp

I would love to be able to view channels as black to white in gimp, if I look at for example the green channel it will show the intensity from zero = black, to 1 = full green. In Photoshop it show ...
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How to change the font color of the desktop icon while running DreamScene

I have a problem using DreamScene, that software is used to make video files into desktop background (like animated wallpaper). The problem is when I activate DreamScene, the video file become my ...
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Bash colorless on Plesk machine (debian)

Somehow from one day to the other, on my plesk server, the bash/terminal was colorless. A friend of mine managed to get it coming back to life (color, that is) by making some changes to the bash ...
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Windows 8 / 8,.1 Desktop colour issue

I seem to be having a major issue with Windows 8.1, which I think I had on Window 8 too. Apps in Desktop mode have really bad colour issues. The red is way over the top and the edge of skin colours ...
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Vim not colouring the end of lines when run inside screen

When vim is started inside of gnu screen it does not colour the background after text. Screen looks like it should be setup for handling 256 colours correctly: $ screen $ tput colors 256 $ echo ...
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VIM/Screen background color is inverted for non-text characters

I'm trying to use a vim while inside a screen session. For some reason, the background color for the parts of the screen without text are displaying as dark while the parts with text are displaying as ...
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Is it possible to set color for the user input in bashrc?

Note that I only want user's input to have specific color (words that user has typed with keyboard), not the actual command's output. I tried: export PS1="$ \033[38;5;154m" I know that it should ...
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How do I fine-tune color temperature on my monitors?

Problem: I bought the same Monitor twice, one used, the other refurbished. Both are still fairly new and in very good condition. The color temperature of one tinges slightly but noticeably more into ...
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Why do my “native” windows 8 apps seem to be running a different color profile?

I just got a brand new ASUS Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR Everything is working great, but for some reason native apps like Outlook and People are running the wrong color profile. If I'm looking at ...
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How to disable EMACS - Prelude colors? (terminal)

I've used PRELUDE to work better in terminal, but I'd love to work with my default Terminal theme(colors). Zenburn-theme comes default with Prelude but It just work great the first time i run emacs ...
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cannot correct color on external monitor

External monitor color is different from internal display. I have a Lenovo W520, 4270CTO, built July 8th, 2011, Win7 Pro, i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHZ. 8GB DDR3-SDRAM (1333MHz) Samsung memory, laptop ...
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Windows 8.1 custom title bars

How do i set custom colors for active and inactive title bars, Windows 2000-style, in Windows 8.1? I do not want to enable high contrast mode, because it makes Internet Explorer unusable.
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Can't change color scheme Windows 8

I was helping a friend with clearing her laptop of some adware and viruses and I run two programs ADWCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool. But after that she complained that she couldn't change the ...
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Windows 8/2012 Change Menu and other colors

Is there a way to change the background color of menus in Windows 8 or the highlight color when you roll over a menu? I looked and I can't seem to find a way to do it. Do I need to install something ...
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Invert display colors

Is it possible to invert display colors on Windows like Macs can? I have nVidia GeForce 6200 graphics card and 17" Samsung SyncMaster display.
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Hack Chrome to show its internal pages with black background

I love using my computer with light-on-dark themes on as many programs that allow it. That is, I love it when the background is black and the text is grey-white. It's much easier on my eyes. I'm very ...
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Changed background color for network drives

Is it possible to change background color (or font color) when viewing network drives? My computer would be white (regular) and the network drivers would be different color? Edit: Using total ...
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emacs buffer color control characters

I have one install of emacs that prints color characters instead of just changing the color, in some buffers. eshell has correct colors, and so does my *compilation*, but the result of my ack search ...
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Switch to Monochrome

Is it possible to switch the display mode under Windows to monochrome somehow? You know, like when you select 'Turn off' in Windows XP and it makes it all grayed out - so I need this but for life.
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Colors in Mac PowerPoint not exactly as specified

(crossposting from http://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/21918/colors-in-mac-powerpoint-not-exactly-as-specified) In Mac PowerPoint, I tried setting the fill color of a rectangle and the ...
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Windows 7 color schemes

I'd like to get a pack of color schemes for Windows 7. I've been always using "Rainy day" on Windows XP, which is just 'easier' for the eyes. Since Windows Vista, they stopped shipping ...
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Vim Colorscheme Weirdness for Background (Not Non-Text Area)

I've been messing around with vim color schemes, and some of them (this is Molokai) have a weird effect where the background is different than the text background. I thought this: hi NonText ...
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mixing a little bit of color into greys

In this wonderful blog post by Ian Storm Taylor he writes: Saturation is just as important. You can do even better than staying away from pure #000000 black too. Whenever you’re working with ...
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Apply Color Animation Effects to Grouped Objects in Powerpoint 2010

I have about 600 objects on a powerpoint slide, which I want to animate in 6 different stages. Since I want to have them animated in 6 separate stages, I have them in 6 groups. When I have them in ...
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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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Use different colors for every another grep

How can I configure grep that I could highlight in color smarter? By using different colors? Problem : "grep --color" default use red to highlight matches, but it still difficult to read for ...
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In excel 2010 how to colour a cell based on values from another cell

I have a quite large table with several rows and for a easy visual trace I would like that a cell change color whenever a cell in another row has value. Let me try an example to be clearer: Say that ...