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

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Cell colors change when copy&paste in Excel 2010

We have a 3rd party tool that creates an Excel file (xls, 97/2003 format) and formats some cells in different colours. When I copy a range of cells into a newly created file (xlsx, 2007/2010 format) ...
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Is there anyway to color `git push` output?

I've tried using: stderred, https://github.com/sickill/stderred colors in git, http://scie.nti.st/2007/5/2/colors-in-git global config color.ui=true. Though the output from git push on error is ...
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Getting the predominant colour in an image?

Is it possible to get the predominant colour in an image from the command line? Ideally I'd like it back as hex or RGB. I thought it might be possible to do this with imagemagick's identify command, ...
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Enable Alternating Row Coloring for Mail in Outlook 2013 [duplicate]

As Outlooks Color Scheme is rather dull and hard to read in my opinion, is there a way to set alternating row coloring in Outlook 2013, especially for my Email View?
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How Colors are filled in a bit i.e either 1 or 0? [closed]

This question is just out of curiosity and I tried searching for it. But most of the site speak about binary representation and 256 combinations in 8-bit.. This I already know.. I do know that RGB has ...
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ANSI Colors & Syntax

Is there a mapping of ANSI colors to their syntax in a given shell? For example, in BASH, Blue seems to be Folders and Green seems to be executable files. Does a list exist for what ANSI colors mean ...
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ConsoleZ (Console2 Port) Change Background Color per Pane

I have downloaded ConsoleZ for paned terminal windows. I am wondering if anyone here knows how to set background colors per pane? For example, I might monitor apache2 errors.log in one pane and ...
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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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Win 7 How to Change Basic Theme Window Color?

In the Personalization control panel, when selecting the Windows 7 Basic theme (not Aero, and not classic), the windows have an Aero look but without any of the transparency effects. Unfortunately, ...
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How do I change the stroke color while retaining the fill color using eye dropper in Illustrator?

I have a question regarding illustrator. Let's say I have a circle with blue fill and red stroke. And I place an image in the illustrator file. Now I want to change the red stroke of my circle to ...
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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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Xubuntu Terminal overrides shell- and vi color schemes, how to deactivate?

I'm running an up-to-tade Xubuntu and have a real problem with these Terminals. I don't want them to be all that design-ish. Just the plain old Terminal with a black background and green text. And in ...
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Force text/background color in drop-down menu in Firefox

I have following code in my userContent.css, which forces all textareas and input fields to be black on white: input, textarea { color:#000 !important; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255) ...
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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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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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Colors in ssh connection

I have a colorful bash terminal (e.g. ls and vim show colors when configured to do so). How can I have these colors when connecting to a remote server via ssh?
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Can a printer print white color?

I was reading about different color models, when this question hit my mind. Can the CMYK color model generate white color? Printers use CMYK color mode. What will happen if I try to print a white ...
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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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How do I display directories in colour on remote systems over ssh via Terminal?

When I do ls in Terminal.app, I see that directories on my local system are in colour. However, when I connect to a remote cluster via ssh, ls output is no longer coloured. Is there a way to have ls ...
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An application to easily pick a color in Mac OS X and get the hex value

I'm looking for a way to easily pick a color from anywhere on the screen in Mac OS X and get the value as a hex code (like #ACC782 ). OS X has a built in system "color picker" and I found a ...
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Batch window's colors are screwd up by Node.js and related commandline services

I run node.js from a batch file and whenever some command that has colorful output it screws up my batch window's default colors. ^ Here it's debug that does it, but any command that has colored ...
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Mac OS X: How to change the color label of files from the Terminal

Is there a way I can set the color label of a file to some color when in the Terminal? I know that the following command lists some info about what the color currently is, but I can't figure out how ...
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RBG color variations from Publisher to Powerpoint

I created some graphics in publisher to use in a powerpoint presentation, however, when I place the graphics into powerpoint the colors (same RBG color as used in publisher) don't match. It becomes ...
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Calculate the hue difference between two colors

I'm using gimp 2.8.10 to try to change a color to another, or to be more specific R: 187 G: 139 B: 91 to R: 254 G: 225 B: 125. I have tried to do it on my own but haven't managed, so I wonder if it ...
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Less and Grep: Getting colored results when using a pipe from grep to less

I use the --colour option of grep a lot, but I often use less as well. How can I pipe grep results to less and still preserve the coloring. (Or is that possible?) grep "search-string" -R * --colour | ...
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Trying to change the color of database and variable names

I am customizing the colors and can't for the life of me find the option to change the color of database/table and variable names ..they are stuck that odd teal color, Ive changed the color of ever ...
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Add custom colors in Excel 2010

I'm working on a spreadsheet which was created in an earlier version of Excel (2003 I think), and it makes extensive use of color-coding for organization. Unfortunately, it was built using the ...
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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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Using colour schemes with vim and putty

I am trying to use the desert color scheme with VIM 7.0 on CentOS 5.6 x64 located here: http://hans.fugal.net/vim/colors/desert.vim I've downloaded the file and saved it in my ~/.vim/colors ...
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Quickly cycle across color schemes in Sublime Text 2/3

I'm using Sublime Text 3, soda theme, in Windows 8.1. I'm currently dealing with some syntax highlightings that are not yet fully tested, so some functions get too faded or grey in some color schemes ...
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VIM Colorscheme Gets Correct Only After vimrc Write

I have this weird problem that I've setup my VIM to use solarized colorscheme, but every time I open VIM, it shows wrong colors. In addition, I have a line in my vimrc that tells VIM reload vimrc ...
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Why does a background color in Word not print?

When you go to set a background color doing the the 'correct' way through 'design, page background, page color' (Word 2013), the background color never prints and you're forced to insert a shape and ...
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Coloring separate rows based on matching of data in key cell

i have a excel file as i want change the sheet that after sort on key column(MasterID), any rows same as key column change color to similar. for example
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Highlight Search (hls) matches of multiple search terms with different colors

Many times when working on code, I search for the occurrences of variables with similar names. For examples, find all matches of var1 and var2 as: /\<var1\>\|\<var2\> Now I really like ...
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Handling black text in a dark terminal colour scheme

I tweaked my colours in iTerm (though the specific terminal application I use is not relevant). I chose a dark background colour, and defined red, green, yellow, etc. All was well until I ran npm ...
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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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Mac OSX: Cannot color broken symlinks

On my linux machine, you can tell intact symlinks from broken ones, because broken ones are colored red. I've tried to set this up on my mac by adding some configurations to PSCOLORS in my ...
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Customized bash prompt (PS1) issues when text moving to next line and back.(word wrapping) [duplicate]

I'm using a customized prompt which includes and output of a "case" script and also colors it. When the text is colored I'm having line wrapping issues, when I remove the color - the issue is gone. ...
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What color scheme is used for the code examples on o'reilly atlas site? [closed]

I would really like know what colorscheme this is, and if it is already available for vim. The screengrab is taken from the O'Reilly Atlas site. Link to the actual site with more code examples.
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Making PS1 prompt refreshable

I want my prompt to be changed based on an output of a certain command. and based on the command result to add a color. example: run the command: cphaprob stat | grep local | awk '{ print $NF }'` ...
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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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Highlighting showcmd in vim

vim has the option to set showcmd. It causes part of the entered command to be shown at the bottom line, on the right. If I am not wrong, it shows up to 10 last typed characters. What I wish to know ...
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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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How to use my Eclipse CDT syntax coloring setup as my gVim color schemes?

As Eclipse cannot show two pans of code simultaneously, I am used to using gvim to have it. But the color scheme / syntax coloring is different, what makes code review and comparisons hard. Is there ...
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GIMP: change one colour to another?

In GIMP, I have a green button GIF image: it shades from dark green to light green, against a transparent background. I would like to change it to blue, and keep the shading, so it shades from dark ...
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Dual Color Putty

How Can I / (can I even) allow for two color schemes in Putty? I want data received to be in one color, and transmitted data / commands be in a second color. Can I configure Putty to show data in ...
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Path slashes disappear on coloured bash prompt

So in my .bashrc, I set my prompt to be colourful by setting PS1 to \[\e]0;\u@\h: \w\a\]${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\]$ For some ...
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My computer doesn't have 65536 colour mode (16bit)

I am trying to play heroes 3 in windowed mode (It freezes in fullscreen) and all the options to change my screens color ratio have a bunch of 32 bit options but that's it. Is there any way to install ...
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Color palette not starting with CorelDraw X3

The default color palette is not staring with my CorelDraw X3. I can add it during the execution of Corel. However, when I start this app, the color palette is not visible. So, I need to add the ...
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Same RGB-colors looks different in same document (Office 2011 Mac)

I made PowerPoint template on PowerPoint 2010 for PC and everything seemed to be just fine. But when I opened it on my Mac (PPT 2011), I could see the background color was wrong. So I tripple checked ...