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

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Vim colorschemes ONLY works in .vimrc

If I'm editing specifically ~/.vimrc in vim :colorscheme <some colorscheme> will do exactly what it's suppose to do. Only schemes in /usr/share/vim/vim74/colors will work though and not say in ...
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Bash: color prompt and command differently from output stream

I'd like to color the prompt and command of my shell differently from the text printed in the output stream. My current export for PS1 is as follows: export PS1="\e[0;36m\h:\e[m ...
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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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What kind of color code is this?

I'm using a software which exports among others color codes like the following 4278190335 2358853119 656213503 4244695807 545395711 2448883199 7991807 I've never seen such codes before, what kind ...
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How to change link colors in Firefox and Chrome, but leave all other color and fonts as they are?

Some people who suffer protanomaly can hardly distinguish red text from black text on computer screens. Many web pages like AskUbuntu.com show visited and unvisited text links in red'ish colors. That ...
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command line utility for changing file labels

is there a command line utility for changing the color label of files in macosx?
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Cell colours depending on value

I have a column of cells where each cell contains one of the following text values Optimal Normal High-Normal Mild Moderate Severe I would like the cell colour to be a set depending on what the ...
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How can I set Thunderbird to use “Reader's default colors (Don't set colors in page)” by default?

Personally my color preference for email messages (and most other windows) is a dark background with a light foreground, but others may like/need different color settings. I can format the messages I ...
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How do I using Regedit Change the Color of both Borders and Text Box in Windows 8

I have some custom version of Windows 8 and it seems they custom edited the default color of the borders for all windows to be black. While trying to find the string to edit in Regedit, I also by ...
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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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Disable color in shell/terminal

I want to disable all color in my shell. Not ls, not nano, not vi, nothing. What's the best way to achieve this?
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Changing the color of the Pencil tool

I am new to GIMP and I do not understand how to change the color of the Pencil tool. The only options I see are: Mode Opacity Brush Dynamics Where is the option for the color that will be drawn?
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Color Coding Lotus Notes 8.5 Calendar by Chair

Is it possible to assign a color to the Chair of the meeting in the Lotus Notes calendar? I'd like to color code the meetings in the calendar this way for quick reference.
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Print Screen key going to black and white

Running Windows XP I am finding that printScreen button only captures a black and white image of the full screen but color for just one window (Alt-PrintScreen). Is there a limit to how much memory ...
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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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Adjust PDF Contrast with Adobe Reader/Acrobat?

We get PDF's from our professor to read for homework but they're often scanned documents, is there a way to adjust the contrast of the text to make it easier to read? Edit: I've got Photoshop but is ...
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How do I blur colour borders in Paint.NET

I have a document from which I am trying to remove marks. I'm doing so the only way I can, with the colour-picker and the paintbrush, painting over the marks with the closest colour around them. This ...
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E185: Cannot find color scheme for synload.vim (Line 19)

I've specified the location of .vimrc and .vim: .vimrc file saved at ~/.marslo/.vimrc .vim folder saved at ~/.marslo/.vim After set the rumtimepath, plugins (installed by vundle) and colorscheme ...
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Highlight/shade table cells in two colors

This does not seem like a possiblility unless I can highlight the text in a second color. Can I add more highlight colors to the options available?
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Windows 7 logon UI image files - How to locate and edit them?

I want to change the color of my logon screen picture box - possibly along with other interface elements - in Windows 7.The image I'm talking about is the glossy bluish box surrounding the selected ...
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Making Windows Explorer distinctive (changing background color or file/folder icons) for specific folder

Is there a way to change the background color in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 when the current folder being displayed meets a certain condition? Or is there a way I can change the icons of the ...
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How can I change the color of a Putty session based on the directory I'm browsing?

I'm not interested in a definitive change of colors for Putty (or terminal), but in a color specific change based on the directory I'm currently browsing, especially to avoid big mistakes between two ...
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Is there a photoshop filter that limits colors, but better than posterize?

Here's an example of what I want to do. The idea is: the filter looks for areas of adjacent (or even non-adjacent) colors that are very similar (only a few color levels off from each other) and ...
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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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Vim syntax highlighting lost on single file

I have a strange thing happening on a single file. When I open the file under it's original name, the highlighting is lost (":syntax on" does nothing). But if I cp that file with another name and open ...
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PDF viewer that can invert all colors (not only text) [closed]

Because I am reading lots of pdfs from the screen, the white background make my eyes tired. Is there a decent lightweight pdf reader that can invert colors of everything on the page? I have tried ...
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How can I colour-code files and directories in my shell environment?

I've seen many screencasts online in which the files and directories are colour-coded differently for ease-of-use. I'd like to achieve the same on in my bash terminal, on OS X 10.9 and using iTerm2. ...
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How to improve monitor contrast ratio?

I bought a monitor recently, and altough it was quite cheap, it looked good enough at the store and most of the reviews said the image quality was good. When I got home and tried it I started having ...
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Change color of active TAB for roxterm on XFCE / LXDE

I've recently moved away from Gnome because my virtual machine simply could not handle the load. The VM is running Debian and XFCE 4.10.1 (I've tried out LXDE before, too). The one thing that bites me ...
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Making the active window in vim more obvious

My workspace is normally one very big xterm with vim, split into six or more buffers. It would be really helpful if it were more obvious which one was the active buffer. Right now I'm using the ...
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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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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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Laser printer prints black perfectly but cyan magenta and yellow very badly

I got a color laser printer that was previously used in an office environment. It's a Xerox Phaser 6100. The black toner gets applied perfectly to the printouts but the colors don't work at all. See ...
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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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Change style and color of text with text along path (gimp)

Having a frustrating problem with text along path. First I create a curved path, then I go to the text tool and type in some text, then right click the text box and select text along path. For some ...
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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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White color is not white in Windows Picture Viewer

Recently bought new monitor. And connected it with HDMI. No new monitor extends my laptops in-built monitor. There is 1 problem with white color (all other colors are awesome) This is how Windows 7 ...
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Use different colors for every another grep

How can I configure grep so that I could highlight in color smarter? By using different colors? Problem: grep --color defaults to using red to highlight matches, but it still difficult to read for ...
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how would I change the font color of the Windows 7 taskbar? with aero

I'm running Aero but it's next to impossible to read the task bar icon titles: How would I change the font color to a different color (i.e black) so it's visible and makes the background and task ...
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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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A stranger smudge on my LCD monitor on gray background

I have Dell LCD monitor (and old IPS or eIPS model). Today I have noticed a strange smudge that goes from the top to the bottom on the left side of the monitor appearing only on gray background (you ...
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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 swap colors with GIMP?

I have made an image with three colors: RGB I want to swap each channel to a specific color. Is there a way to do that efficiently with GIMP? Example: I would like: Blue: #434343 Red: #EEEEEE ...
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Color management: Unable to change color temperature

I've recently bought a second display. Setting it up was easy, but the display has a certain yellowness to it that my other display does not, though it's not that much that it is completely unusable, ...
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Excel chart colours

In Microsoft Excel 2010, when I insert a chart with multiple data series (or a pie chart), each series (or slice) is automatically given a colour. My 2 questions are: What is the formula used to ...
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Is there any way to colorize the output of a Linux command?

I'm kind of new to Linux, but I'm guessing that you could pass the output of a program to a particular script and have it display it in various colors, based on some regular expressions (constructed ...
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Color blindness and Windows command prompt

I have a very hard time reading red letters on a black background, a combination that is used frequently by several command line tools that I use on windows. I can remove the colored output by ...
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MySQL command line color prompt

I want to add colors to the MySQL command line color prompt. I have so far in a script (database.sh): mysql -uroot -hlocalhost -A --prompt="\u@\h:\d> " I would like root to be red, @ to be ...
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Terminal Command Colors [closed]

I like to have a really beatiful console style. I use zsh and I have changed my theme to "agnoster" See it under: oh-my-zsh My problem is that I do not have OS X and iTerm2 but I want to have these ...
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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 ...