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

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256 Colors in Terminal over SSH on OSX 10.6

I am using either Windows 7 or Ubuntu 12.04 and trying to SSH into OSX 10.6. Using Vim color schemes, I can emulate the colors on xterm-256 color on Linux and gVim on Windows. However, I would like ...
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Disable Bright Colors in TTY

I've been searching for a way to disable the bright (bold) colours in a TTY (colours 8 to 15). I'd like all bright colours to use their half-bright counterparts.
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Fooling a program to think the Windows XP theme is different

I love using light-text-on-dark-background color schemes for as many programs as I can. However, I don't use a light-on-dark theme for Windows XP itself, because many Windows programs do not play ...
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Terminal, vim and ssh color problem

I'm using vim for my editor. I've problems about the colors of vim. The same colorscheme of vim gives different outputs in terminal, ssh session and screen. I learnt they've different colors(16, 88 or ...
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Is there a way to view OSX's colored file labels while browsing through the network from a windows computer

Is there a way to view OSX's colored file labels while browsing through the network from a windows computer? My media center Mac based PC has a bunch of files on it, that i use colored labels to ...
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How to change background/foreground color on “all” existing terminals

I am looking for a command line way to change the background & foreground colors of all open terminal (and also for any new terminal, the new settings should be applied). Using something like ...
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How can I change the color of xterm titlebar?

I want to automatically change the color of my xterm titlebar. I would like to put code into my .bashrc so that the color changes automatically (say depending on the directory I am in). I know how to ...
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How to quick access color editing in OpenOffice 3.1?

Is there any way to quickly edit a color in OpenOffice? I know colors can be changed in Tools -> Colors -> OpenOffice.org -> Colors, but I'd like to change the colors in a more instant way. ...
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Windows 7 Colors (PNG darker in browsers)

A few days ago I installed f.lux, and since then I've noticed that my PNG images look darker in Firefox. I've never encountered such a problem before. It doesn't work with it (f.lux) disabled either. ...
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White-Black dot on Laptop Display

I have noticed a dot on my laptop screen. The behaviour of this dot is changing under different background colors. I just want to know if this is a DEAD PIXEL of anything else and is there any fix for ...
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Mutt using elinks to color html and external pager dilemma

These days more and more HTML emails are being unsed. Unfortunately making mutt render html in color via elinks works only partially due to the fact that the internal pager of mutt overwrites the ...
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Dual monitor color calibration

I'm trying to get my monitors (two different models) to look the same. I've been fiddling with the gamma/brightness/color channels in the NVIDIA Control Panel, but I can't make them look exactly the ...
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Real Colors on Monitor [duplicate]

I was creating an info graphic in Photoshop when I noticed that the color is quite different between my two monitors: Which one is the "real" color? I would expect the answer to that to be neither. ...
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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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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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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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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 can I change the color of a BSOD?

I know that its possible to change the Windows boot themes, and logon backgrounds... Is it Possible to make an orange BSOD (or a OSOD)? I'm trying to prank one of my friends, and I though this would ...
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In Ubuntu 9.10, how do I check my color depth?

xdpyinfo | grep depth gives me many answers, I'm not sure which one I want. Google says to look at my xorg.conf, but Ubuntu 9.10 has no xorg.conf.
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How to set the color of the letters of the file-properties window, in windows 8/8.1?

What I need to change is the color of the black letters in the property window: I think that I need to add or modify a key here: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors Or here: ...
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256 colors in Vim, OS X Lion

Since OS X Lion the terminal.app is xterm-256color terminal. However vim is rendering only 8 colors. I tried the 7.3 supplied with Lion and 7.3 that is terminal version of MacVim. Vim Wiki sais I ...
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Terminal emulator with custom color palette

I'm trying to get more colors in the terminal emulator. Mostly to get prettier syntax highlighting. I've googled quite extensively for a terminal emulator that supports 24bit colordepth and that ...
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Grey turns into pink in Adobe programs?

I recently installed the Adobe Creative Suite 4 on my Windows machine. However, I'm getting this strange problem: certain shades of grey turn into pink. This happens in all the programs, and ...
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How can I switch colors using keyboard shortcuts in GIMP?

I'm making screencasts (like the ones on Khan Academy) with GIMP as a virtual blackboard. Right now, switching foreground colors is a bit of a hassle--I have to move my pen over to the palette in my ...
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Camera Cards and Gimp

I have three camera cards: white, 18% gray, and black. These are used to fix the colors of the photos that are taken. I took a picture with all three of these cards at the beginning of the shoot. My ...
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Can f.lux's automatic behaviour be overridden?

I found out about f.lux when someone mentioned it on another question here on SU that I happened to stumble upon. I've been using it ever since because it's a simple, original, useful piece of ...
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Get image pixels of prescribed color

I have an image (PNG or JPG) inside which there is at least one pixel of a certain RGB color I know in advance. I want to find the pixel(s) of that color For example, I may have image.jpg, inside ...
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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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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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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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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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Setting 'dead' area background colour in gVim

In gVim on Linux (confirmed on Windows as well), depending on the selected font family & size and the window dimensions, sometimes a 'dead' area appears on the right and bottom of the window as ...
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Linux — Display has red tint

My monitor seems to have a slightly reddish tint when using the DVI input (it's a LCD, not a CRT). On the VGA input I can adjust the colors, but not on DVI. On OSX/Windows what I would do is create a ...
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HP Color LaserJet - bypass out of color toner and print black and white?

I have a HP Color LaserJet CP1215 and it is low on Yellow toner. The front panel displays error and will not allow any jobs to print. Is there a way to bypass this and force it to print - even if ...
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Fuchsia and Transparency

[Fuchsia] is also commonly used to indicate transparency. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuchsia_(color) Does anyone know what this quote means? Why would fuchsia be used to indicate ...
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Colour Issues in OS X Terminal ssh'd to Ubuntu terminal

In the OS X Terminal.app, I'm having some colour issues. If I am working locally, there are no colours. If I ssh into my opensolaris machine (using screen inside ssh) there are no colours. If I ...
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How can I enable xterm 256 in ubuntu 8.04?

How can xterm 256 be enabled in ubuntu 8.04? I was able to get that working in 9.10, but not 8.04.
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Switch to Monochrome

Is it possible to switch the display mode under Windows to monochrome somehow? You know, like when you select 'Turn off' in Windows XP and it makes it all grayed out - so I need this but for life.
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HP Envy webcam pictures all purple

I have a new HP Envy 15 with an integrated webcam, running Win 7. It works, but all the images are purple, suggesting to me that the red and blue guns are working, but the green isn't. The problem ...
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Thunderbird: answer with different color as in Outlook

In thunderbird, I would like to intersperse my answers within the body of the message I am responding to, with all my new text appearing in some other color. I only know a very tedious way of doing ...
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How to identify black and white images in folder of images

I would like to identify the black and white images in a folder containing 300,000 images which are a variety of colours. An alternative method would be to identify the colour images and treat the ...
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Change firefox menu color using userChrome.css

I would like to expand on my question , which I asked on superuser few weeks ago. As the question was formulated, the answers were satisfactory, and I have accepted. But it turns out, it does not ...
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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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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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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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Vim not colouring the end of lines when run inside screen

When vim is started inside of gnu screen it does not colour the background after text. Screen looks like it should be setup for handling 256 colours correctly: $ screen $ tput colors 256 $ echo ...
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Is it possible to change linux terminal color whenever I am connected (ssh) to another machine

I would like to have my terminal colors changed whenever I am connected (through ssh) to another linux machine. This way, I know that I am putting commands in a remote computer just by looking at ...
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In Word is it possible to have references to captions in different colour?

References to captions are part of normal text, but they're not exactly "normal". With that in mind, and to ease on what words are captions and what are my "regular" text is it possible to have ...
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Unify colour settings across vim and gvim

My vim and gvim have different colour settings. I want to use the same colour settings in both. I checked I am not using any .vimrc or .gvimrc configuration file at the moment. How do I unify ...
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48-bit colours?

Quite often, especially in X11-related things (X resources, Roxterm themes, etc) I see colours specified as 48-bit numbers: #2e2e34343636, #cccc00000000 instead of the usual 24-bit #2e3436 and ...