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

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Vim: Broken colors on start

I'm using uxterm and vim with the following .vimrc: https://github.com/dbrgn/dotfiles/blob/master/.vimrc When I open a file in vim and don't push any key, colored text is rendered using bold font and ...
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debian/ubuntu - invert all colours in desktop session (colors)

Sometimes I need to flip from a light colour scheme to a dark one quickly, and I need it to apply not just to the desktop theme but also to any webpages that are open etc. On the Mac there's a neat ...
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Windows XP's appearance is messed up

For some reason, the appearance of my computer has gone haywire. See picture below. I have not downloaded anything and as you can see: the theme is Windows XP. Help?
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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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emacs color are strange

I have a problem with emacs color, I change color for konsole, gnome-term and urxvt but, when I open a .c file, there are not the same colors that my terminal color sheme. I haven't an emacs theme. ...
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Find similar style like selection in word 2010?

I pasted a web page into word ( from the internet by copy+paste) the result is here However , I want to change the blue background color. How can I replace in my document , ONLY SECTIONS with ...
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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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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 reload windows color settings after change of registry key?

I've got a little question regarding the color settings in windows 7: Via Desktop-Right-Click -> Personalize -> Window Color -> Advances Settings I'm able to change the color of the selected items. ...
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Gimp fill melt into borders

I want to fill an area in Gimp but I keep getting pixels on the border. I would like the color to melt together. See below. Left is what I got. Right is what I want. Update In both images there is ...
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google chrome's context menu colors [duplicate]

Since the last google chrome update the context menu selection color changed to a color that is very similar to the same menu color. I can't see the selection well now. Is there any way of changing ...
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How do I input color values into the Adobe color picker in hexadecimal?

I have some C# code (though it could be any language) and I am trying to copy the colors used therein into an Illustrator design. Here's the code: private static readonly Dictionary<string, ...
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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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Is it possible to use Vim plugin CSExact with iTerm2?

I'm a bit anal about my color schemes, and in order to get really nice colors in Vim, I'm trying the CSExact plugin. I'm not sure if it's supposed to work at all in iTerm2 though? My terminal is set ...
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Configure Windows 7 to show all windows in black and white [duplicate]

I have difficulty viewing different types of colors. Many would call it a color impairment, because when I see to many colors my brain gets overloaded. I would like the following for Windows 7 How ...
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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 to create iTerm2 color schemes?

The solarized project has a nice iTerm2 color scheme. Anyone know how to make those? Sure, it's just an XML file with values in it but it's a pain to edit that.
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Photoshop showing Black where shades of blue should be

Photoshop is showing black where colors should be. I assume this must be a graphics issue, but I'm on the latest graphics card driver (I have a Radeon 7870), and I believe Photoshop is updated as much ...
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Change the color of an horizontal line in LibreOffice Writer

How to change the color of horizontal lines created with : --- or by the menu : Insert -> Horizontal Line -> Simple The horizontal lines are always in black, and I want to change there colors.
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OpenOffice Calc: Cell Background/Border Color

I am trying to create a spreadsheet with colored cell backgrounds. But I encountered this strange bug, where the background of a cell is bigger than the shown border, so coloring a cell will actually ...
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How do I change the background color in Chrome?

The background color on some web pates is light gray. 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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How can I switch WIndows 7 to more than 256 colors?

Installed Windows 7 in Virtual Box, and started old (from 1999) game in it. All worked fine, but on exit from game, Windows switched to 256 colors. And it's virtually unusable. Some buttons are black ...
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Vim color scheme not showing up properly in Mountain Lion's Terminal.app

EDIT: See my comment below before investing too much time. I've read a ton of related questions on SE and have had no success. Everyone elses' problems seem to be solved by changing the terminal to ...
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How can I change the background color of scriptlets in Netbeans?

When editing JSPs in Netbeans, the scriptlets and JavaScript sections are both highlighted the same color, which is a little visually confusing. Is there any way to modify the color scheme so that ...
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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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Color detector program

I used to use the program Color Detector. Simply run the program, point the mouse cursor anywhere on the screen, and the color detector window will display the RGB values, HTML hex code, and ...
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Can I get the properties of the color of a Microsoft Excel cell in numbers/text?

I want to count the yellow, red and white (no color) cells in a column (range) within a Microsoft Excell sheet. The colors are equal (i.e. only one RGB value of yellow is used, not light/dark yellow ...
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Terminal colours on ssh connection

I connect to an Ubuntu installation I have on AWS via iTerm and the colours are not practical. For example the "blue on black" colouring of folders on list view is almost impossible to read. How can ...
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msysgit's ssh doesn't display colors

I'm using Console 2 to launch msysgit's Bash shell in Windows. When I ssh to a server (either a SLES or RHLE server) and do an ls or use vi I don't get any colors. However, the colors DO work ...
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Set window text color in Windows 8 Pro

Here is my problem: The text is barely readable. I want to make the text white. I know there is no normal way of doing this, but is it possible to 'hack' this? I.e. find the config file that holds ...
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Windows 7 cmd.exe not always display colors properly

I have strange beheviour with my cmd.exe. I installed Hg few months ago and everything is OK while displaying colored Mercurial commands. Problem is that I installed also composer and PHPUnit which ...
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Excel 2010 shows different cell fill colors depending on Windows Appearance Settings

I just noticed something very strange. I created an Excel workbook in Excel 2010 (Windows 7) and manually formatted alternate rows with slightly different colors. When my colleague opened the ...
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HP LaserJet Always Uses Color

I have an HP color LaserJet CM1312nfi. It always seems to use color toner even if I'm printing black and white text. I looked through the settings but I couldn't seem to find anything relevant.
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Change gridline colour or style in MS Word 2010

How can I change the colour or style (solid line or dots, as in The Gimp) of the document gridlines shown using View > Gridlines (not table gridlines) in Microsoft Word 2010 or 2007? I can change the ...
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Avidemux changes colors in my video?

I'm just using avidemux to crop some video that has black borders, but for some reason, the colors change horribly the minute Avidemux gets hold of the footage. Before: During: After: The ...
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Print a color document on a B&W printer, with good color separation

I want to print a PDF document converted from Word by Adobe Acrobat Pro. It has some figures containing colors that when I convert to black & white are distinguishable but after printing by a ...
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My monitor is only displaying in black and white in Windows Vista

My monitor won’t display in color, the laptop displays in color but my external monitor shows up in black/white. I have checked all cables.
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Program used to find the HexCode of a given color

I was wondering if there is a program that could take a color that you have, and return the hex code for it. I have been trying to match the color against samples online but still haven't found the ...
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Fork processes in a script using different colors for each process output

I have a script that operates on 4 folders. Because they are completely independent, I'm passing in the folder path to a function and then forking that function. It works, but the output to the ...
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Greenish printing in grayscale mode

I have a HP OfficeJet 7310 printer at home. It's about 6 years old and still functioning... "good". Good quoted because I recently noticed that grayscale prints result a little "greenish". Greys look ...
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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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sRGB and AdobeRGB color spaces

They say that AdobeRGB has more colors than sRGB color space. What do they mean? Should they both have 16,777,216 colors (because they're both RGB color spaces)??
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Monitor calibration icm profile vs color settings?

We bought a Dell U2713H monitor, and because of the price tag we thought it deserves a calibration, so I asked for it. This is the first monitor I bought calibrated, I always thought these are just ...
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How to reset system colors

I'm using Linux Mint, MATE version. I have a weird problem that occurs quite frequently when scrolling down through log files in terminal: the machine pauses for a second or two, and when it comes ...
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Dark font for R in notepad++

When I go into the style configurator in Notepad++ and change the theme to something darker, like obsidian or monokai, all of my R files are monochromatic. In the default white theme this is not the ...
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PuTTY + Ubuntu 12.10: why do I have no colors unless I use screen?

I am accessing a new Ubuntu 12.10 installation via PuTTY. I am attempting to get my shell to display in color. Color works fine in interactive applications like vim, but I want to get color in e.g. my ...
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Auto-adjust (dim) the color scheme of the monitor at night? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adjust screen brightness automatically at night Some days spending a whole day in front of the monitor may be more strenuous on the eyes than desirable. In order to ...
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Create a full excel color palette from 3 colors

My company has a color scheme consisting of 3 colors. In RGB: Blue: 25 176 230 Green: 180 213 83 Gray: 129 130 133 (Please don't judge the choice of colors, they are not my choice!) I need to ...
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Specifically define colors of bars in histogram

See updated question below!: (1 Old stuff) I have the following code: clear reset unset key # Make the x axis labels easier to read. set xtics rotate out # Select histogram data set style data ...
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Gnome 2.3: change background color for buttons / active window in tray bar separately?

I recently tuned Debian to look more like Ubuntu by switching to Ubuntu fonts and installing the dark Ambiance theme. However, the color for the active window is way to light and makes the title ...