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

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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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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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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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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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`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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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*live* vim syntax highlighting on stdout?

I want to have some program's output colorized as it apperas on terminal. I know that utility named highlight does the this. But: it has a limited set of built-in language support, and I want ...
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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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ImageMagick failed to convert colors in PDF

I have got a PDF document containing a red font which I want to replace by a black font. I tried the following command according to this answer: convert -density 300 doc.pdf -fill black -opaque ...
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Does the color of a heatsink affect its performance in dissipating heat?

I know that heatsinks come in different fin forms and those different fin forms affect the way how they dissipate heat. However, there's something I could not get about them and it's their color. Can ...
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Coloring numbers differently from letters in visual studio

IS it possible to have Visual Studio highlight numbers in a different color from the standard alphabet characters a-Z? In Gvim, 1-9 is colored in bright pink and the letters in black. With the fonts ...
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Running vim in Console2 does not show colours properly

So I am currently using Console2 for my command line stuff, the background shell is just the cmd.exe from windows. My problem is that I have the theme set to 'twilight` in vim, and it works perfectly ...
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Add colors to gif palete gimp

When I open a GIF file in gimp, I find it very hard to add more colours then those that are already contained in GIF palette. When I draw with different colours, GIMP is trying to use the colour from ...
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Use Excel Color Scale Formatting with Text

I use Excel sheets to track the status of tasks through a set of discrete statuses. I'd like to be able to format these automatically, with the start being red, the end being green and progressing ...
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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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I need help calibrating color across multiple programs

I have recently gotten a new computer, and I am having trouble calibrating the color. Up until this point, the color in the web browser is accurate, and continues to be for most images, but I am ...
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Color bands in bar charts in Microsoft Excel 2010

Is it possible to obtain a bar chart like the one in this example: (that is: I need to have vertical color bands to make "visually" group the bars for each horizontal axis' point.) Any ideas?
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ConEmu Solarized color scheme not displaying properly in vim

I'll like to use vim terminal in ConEmu with Solarized color scheme. After configuring ConEmu and vimrc, some of the text from the help file is unreadable as shown below. My vimrc: runtime ...
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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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Outlook 2010: Color highlight email text with color in inbox for high priority email

In Microsoft Outlook 2010, is it possible to highlight an email to a different color if it's more important? I notice that when email is flagged in the recipient inbox if the sender marks the email ...
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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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Win7: Invert Colors Of One Specific Window

I often use ctrl+alt+I and windows magnifier to invert the colors of my screen, to make bright windows easier to read. The problem is that, eg, some windows are naturally dark and some are naturally ...
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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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Looking for Windows utility to find a pixel of specific color on screen [duplicate]

I need to find pixels of specific RGB color on my computer screen quickly. Something like pressing a hot key and the mouse cursor is moved to there or the area is circled. I would prefer a Windows ...
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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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Changing colour of the close button in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I'd like to change the colour of the red close button in the top right of each window (Windows 8 / 8.1). Presumably there's an RGB code / hex code somewhere in the registry that I could edit?
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Xterm control sequence to get RGB value for ANSI color

The meat In (some) terminals you can use a sequence like this; printf "\e]4;3;rgb:cc/78/33\e\\" to set the third color in the ANSI color palette to the RGB values represented by #CC7833. Can you ...
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userContent.css - GMail Compose Same Color as “about:blank”

I have some code in my Firefox userContent.css that sets the background color for the about:blank page. However, the about:blank color also seems to apply to the text area background for creating ...
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RGB Colours in Office 2011 for MAC

How do I check what are the RGB colours (numbers) for a particular shade in Office 2011 For MAC? Im working on a document in Word in Office for MAC, but when I open the document in MS Word on a PC, ...
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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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Determine colours used in psd file

How can I easily determine which colours were used in a specific psd file without having to dig through every layer using the colour picker tool?
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How do I change the color scheme of Windows command prompt? [duplicate]

First, I don't want this: How to change the default color of the Command Prompt? When I say color scheme, I mean the real scheme/palette, not just foreground+background. I want to change the ...
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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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Algorithm/Code for detecting colours in a picture [closed]

Is it possible to have code that can automatically detect the colours in a picture? If so what is this technology? Thanks,
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How to change the default colour style for SmartArt in Office?

I'm currently building a new powerpoint template for our small business. As part of this we want to save people time by having the right colours automatically be selected when they create graphics ...
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How can I change Vim SuperTab plugin highlight color?

The highligthed match is basically invisible. Is there any way I can change the color SuperTab uses to highlight matches? Is this perhaps a compatibility issue with my theme (molokai) or with my ...
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ConEmu: Importing color schemes

Is there a way to import color schemes into ConEmu from other formats? E.g. there are many color schemes for iTerm 2 -- currently, if I wanted to use the colors from one of them, I'd have to manually ...
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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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Excel - Change font color of a row on double click

I'm trying to change the font color of the row in which the cell is located when I double click it from black to grey, and the opposite when it's already grey. Here is the code I'm trying: Private ...
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How to reset cmd colours

I had configured custom colours for the Git Bash, which runs inside a regular cmd window. Now I want to remove those settings, because I want to use one colour scheme for my entire system. I deleted ...
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Is there a way to change the text color in lxterminal?

I have a new Raspberry Pi which uses LXDE as the desktop environment in Raspbian; and the white text on black background is causing a lot of eyestrain. I would like to change the text color to Green, ...
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Acrobat Eyedropper Tool

I have searched the Acrobat dialog and online for a plugin to select colors from a pdf using an eyedropper. I need a tool to select hex color values from acrobat pdf's. Where can I find one? I am ...
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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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Emacs.app colours not the same as standard version

I am trying to get the syntax highlighting in the Cocoa Emacs app to be the same as the standard version. For example with iPython, the difference is this: Emacs.app emacs (running in iTerm) 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 ...