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

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Mac OS X Terminal: How can I make my pico editor syntax highlight?

I recently changed my Mac OS X Terminal colors. How can I enable syntax highlighting for pico? Or any editor in general?
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Atom Editor change bracket, brace colour?

I want to use the solarized-light theme for Atom Editor I managed to change the background colour, and can't find where to change the bracket, brace colours I tried .brace { color: hsl(168, 100%, 65%...
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How can I make a two-color based table on Microsoft Word 2007?

So, I'm trying to make a 2-color based table that looks like but with different colors. When I put Make new table I get Where is the second color? How do I make a template of a table that has a ...
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Video calibration: why does my laptop show grey instead of green, light blue, and pink?

My laptop has been having this weird behavior with videos, especially if they come from streaming sources. Green objects, such as trees, lawns, and leaves are rendered in grey. Sometimes it happens ...
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How do I change the background color in Chrome?

The background color on some web pages is light gray. This makes it difficult for me to read the page. I want to change the background color to white. I use the Chrome browser. How do I do this?
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Where are places other than HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console that cmd.exe stores colors?

I've imported a color scheme into my registry at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console Now when I hit Windows Key + X, and go to Command Prompt (Admin) I see my nice color scheme. If I navigate to cmd.exe and ...
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tmux and screen-256 TERM not supported on remote hosts

I have set up my tmux to use screen-256colors and it works great with vim. However, when I ssh to a remote host from within tmux, screen-256colors isn't recognized, so I'm getting errors like this: ...
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How to remove colored window outline in Windows 10?

Notice the blue border around the settings window: I have that blue border because I changed my accent color to blue. I want my accent color to be blue so the start menu buttons are blue, but I don'...
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I find websites with white text on black background hard to read. What options do I have if they don't let me switch?

Some webmasters make their websites have white text on black background. I find this hard to read for longer than a short period of time. I get various visual anomalies and my eyes get watery. Ars ...
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How does Windows 7 calculate the color to use for taskbar “color hot-tracking”?

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 currently-...
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Changing colour of VLC Volume Slider?

By going to Preferences > All > Interface > Main Interface > QT I found that we can change the colour of the volume slider. Since I never use volume above 100%, I changed the max volume ...
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How to set Powershell Color scheme permanently

With PowerShell 5.0, there are lot of customization options. Presently I have created my own color scheme. But I couldn't figure it out how to set these color options permanently. Set-...
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Color transparency in Inkscape palette (.gpl)

I am using color palette in Inkscape, through the .gpl file format (GIMP uses the same format, according to DuckDuckGo) : GIMP Palette Name: Character/Dragon/Magma Columns: 3 # 241 33 33 Body 253 ...
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Color a cell in MS Excel sheet, if do not fall in range

We need to enter lots of data in a excel sheet. Later we want to color code that data. I will be the one preparing this excel sheet and sharing with team. What I want is the moment I put a number and ...
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AMD Radeon HD 7640G inverting colours

I have not been able to find anyone else on the internet that has had this issue, so I am hoping someone will be able to help me out. When you plug in or remove any external device, VGA/HDMI/USB the ...
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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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Mac OS X: Is there a straightforward way to color ls output according to Finder label colors?

I have a client with a directory tree that has a number of high-level directories that I need to have on my local development machine. I rarely look at them unless something goes awry. I've marked ...
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Can Windows 8 handle separate color profiles for multiple displays?

I'm currently using a laptop attached to an external monitor. I only ever use one of the displays at a time (external when at home, laptop when on the road). When I'm only using the external monitor, ...
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How to get Windows 10 title bar color to preserve when focus is lost?

I changed the accent color in the Windows 10 settings, and set windows to use that accent color for their title bars, but whenever the window loses focus, it reverts back to it's non-colored form. ...
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How to change Chrome highlight color

Background: I love Chrome, and I love using it for reading the news. However I prefer a lower contrast reading background. When you highlight all the text on a web page, the background goes blue, and ...
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ConEmu + ls — 256 colors not working

I'm using ConEmu (specifically Cmder's version). Running 'cmd', it supports 256 colors (top). However, I can't get other programs to run in 256 color mode. I've tried Perl (middle) and ls (bottom), ...
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How to setup in `~/.vimrc` a mapping for `colorscheme` to toggle `solarized` between `dark` and `light`?

How to setup in ~/.vimrc a mapping for colorscheme to toggle solarized between dark and light? Both background and colorscheme in ~/.vimrc are badly misbehaving! I have setup solarized to work on ...
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256 color display in linux command-line?

Is it possible to have the linux command line (no graphical interface/X server) display 256 color like most terminals do? And if not, whats stopping it from being developed?
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Multiple conditional color formatting on a cell using IF… IF… ELSE

I've got three columns of Names, gender, DoB. Gender column as either "M" or "F" keyed in. DoB column has the date of birth mentioned as dd-MMM Color formatting of DoB column needs to fulfill the ...
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Different color scheme for monitor and printer with gedit

When I use gedit (the Ubuntu default text editor), I like to use a dark color scheme like Oblivion. A problem I'm facing however is that when the documented is printed the result is not very ...
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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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256 color support for vim background in tmux

while using vim within tmux I can see that 256 color support is enabled. with $tput colors However changing the colorscheme in vim while in tmux will change the colorscheme on a per line basis but ...
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change mac appearance color (from blue and graphite)

The choice of either Blue or Graphite in Appearance looks so poor and sad. I am running OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 but the same ever boring colors have been in all versions. Screenshot: is there ANY way ...
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PDF reader with inverted colors or invert colors only on one app?

I'm new to OSX and have a copy of OSX Yosemite. I really like iBooks and Preview, but I need a night theme or the option to invert colors as in Linux with Gnome's Document Viewer. I'm aware that I ...
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Switching webpages between black-on-white and white-on-black display mode

You know, at times when you look at the monitor at night in the dark room, white background on webpages really burns your eyes out. I need find out how to change the way webpages display text, ...
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Laptop is not stating properly and gives blue,red,green etc color screen some times with a noise

When I'm turning on my Samsung R580 laptop its screen becomes red, green, orange, blue with a noise like short circuiting. When I shut it down by pressing the button then 4 or 5 times the machine will ...
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External monitor has dark banding around colors

I'm not sure how to describe this phenomenon properly. However, my new Asus VX24AH shows dark borders/banding around coloured boxes or text. It is plugged into a Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro using ...
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Indication Colour for New Emails?

I've recently upgraded Mozilla Thunderbird to v3 on Windows XP. In v2 I think when new (POP3) emails were downloaded, there were a little star icon next to my local folders where it's filtered to ...
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How to temporarily remap colors on laptop display

My laptop is infected with the famous green-pink screen problem. I am looking for a way to temporarily remap colors on the screen so that I could use it in the meantime before sending it off to get it ...
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Background color behaves bad in eclipse

I am trying to change background color for eclipse. I want the editor background to be completely black. To make the UI respond I first have to choose a random color, as I do at step A in the picture. ...
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How to change the background color of a single page in Word 2010?

I can easily change the page color of every pages in my document thanks to the Page Layout Tab in the Ribbon, but I would like to change the color of a single page. Any idea about how to to this with ...
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Color variations when playing video files through media players

I am a Software Engineer and using a HP ProBook 4540s laptop. I have installed windows 8.1 (64-bit) for myself and all the drivers are up-to-date. When I play video files (I checked *.mp4 and *.wmv ...
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Why would a high resolution printer have the jaggies?

I was recently looking at buying a color laser printer (the Brother HLL8250CDN) and some reviewers complained that text was not sharp but jaggy, which does not make sense to me because it is a high ...
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SVG gradient does not yield correct start and end colours

I have a linear gradient from #F1BC6D to #EA5D49. But the rendered colours are not close to these start and stop values. Why? <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?> <svg ...
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how do I change the colour scheme on PuTTY?

I'm using PuTTY to SSH from my PC at home to Linux computers at work, but some of the text (folder names) is dark blue on black, which is almost impossible to read. How do I change the colour-scheme? ...
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Changing colors of the powershell prompt in Windows 10

In Windows 10, the powershell prompt has improved with more coloring. Command parameters are now highlighted in a different color, making the experience much nicer. However, I like to customize the ...
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howto change screen hardstatus dynamically with format, from shell?

howto change screen hardstatus dynamically with format, from shell ? I successfully configured screen using 256 colors and tabs and so on, here is my .screenrc : http://pastebin.com/g8XbMWBH I use ...
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GIMP save PNG in 16 and 24 bit

I have a .png image which I need to save in 24 and 16bit using gimp. I went to Image -> Mode -> Indexed, but maximum value is 256 colors. I tried to paste in 16777216 colors for 24bit, but it did ...
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Why aren't the intensity/saturation/brightness controls working on Windows 10?

I'm trying to change the color of my taskbar to white, as it was before I upgrades to Win 10. I read online that you can get to the color mixer by using the control color command in regedit. I'm able ...
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How to change the background color in Windows Photo Viewer

When you open a picture file in Windows Photo Viewer the default background color is white. This is just fine in most use cases. But you might find yourself in a situation where your picture is very ...
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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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Excel: Count colors in a personnel schedule

This is driving me nuts. Please help. I have a personnel spreadsheet. Names on the Y-axis (column A). Column B reflects each employees' work category (text field). Day of the month across the top on ...
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ZSH in iTerm2: Why my prompt can only use 8 colors?

I am trying to set a color prompt in ZSH ($TERM=xterm-256color), but it can only get 8 colors out: Only the bright version of the colors. This is only the case for prompt, while the other applications ...
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Invert screen 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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How to make `git log` show colors correctly in MobaXterm?

I tried git config --global color.ui auto, but it made no difference—the git log output is still full of [[32m, [[m, etc. How can I make git log (and any other commands with color output) show up ...