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

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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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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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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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colorized bash prompt overwrites previous command's output if the output doesn't end with a newline

On my system, when using a colorized prompt, the last line of the previous command's output gets overwritten if the last character of the output isn't a newline. Ex: Using the default, non-colored ...
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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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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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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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konsole color schemes

I've noticed that KDE's konsole terminal program uses different colors depending on what is in the file system, such as a directory, a compressed file, a socket, a shared directory, et cetera. I ...
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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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How to capture text color in an Office Document

I have a Word document with some titles of a particular blue tonality, now I want to continue the document adding some others sections that uses the same colour (color that I want to use not only in ...
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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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How do you change the background color of man pages?

Specifically, on OSX, in zsh. I'd like it when say... man man The background color is a darkish-yellow and the foreground is a charcoal gray/black. In this way I'm sure I'm looking at a man page ...
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Can I provide RGB hex strings in an Excel worksheet for pie chart colors without using code?

Like user1813558 in his question "Change the pie chart colors" I would like to choose the colors that Excel uses for a pie chart (indeed for any chart) as I need them to be consistent with other data ...
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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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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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How do twelve-character color codes work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 48-bit colours? I'm using the Xfce 4.10 desktop environment on Ubuntu 12.04. While trying to get things the way I want I came across #aaaaaaaaaaaa and #666666666666 in ...
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Realtime linux colored tail with filtering support for tomcat?

I am looking for a tail, gui or console based, that would be able to filter and color messages from tomcat based on their level: INFO, WARN, ERROR, CRITICAL. Another feature that is quite importat ...
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How to get Bash colours in a Word or PDF document

I've got a Bash script that outputs results with pretty Bash colours, and I need to include the output with colors in a Word document. I would like to avoid putting a screenshot as the ouput is ...
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Linux: How to apply ICC profile to whole desktop?

I have a monitor with oversaturated red (HP LP2475w). I am able to apply ICC profile to various apps like GIMP and Firefox and Gnome. But I'd like to apply it to everything - because e.g. Flash ...
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definitive list of colors by shade with hex values

I am looking for documentation on color. I need to know the hex values for a list of common named colors, and what hue they belong to. I would also like to know what the cutoff points are (in hex) ...
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Tool to automatically modify Windows 7 theme colors by time of day?

I just started using f.lux because I've been having insomnia issues and it seems to be helping immensely. I'd like to take it one step further and find something that can change my windows 7 theme ...
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Black level in videos

Why is it that the deepness of blacks in video clips never match the other blacks on a monitor? For example, opening a solid black PNG split-screened with a paused "fully black" video frame clearly ...
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Advice for printing a colored page

If I need to print a colored document on a black and white printer, then which one of these options do you think is better: desaturating the document first and then sending it to printer giving the ...
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How to determine background and object colors in powerpoint 2007

I was just wondering how to determine the color (and gradient) settings of a slides background and various objects (text and auto-shapes)? When I try to change the color of slide, PowerPoint does not ...
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Use Color Profiles in OS X to reduce monitor's color saturation

I've got nice-to-have problem: my new monitor (Dell 3008WFP) has wide color gamut and displays too saturated* colors (magenta and cyan look almost fluorescent). I'd like to get colors closer to ...
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Safari 4 colours corrupted on multi-monitor set-up

I find that when using Safari 4 on a multi-display Mac set-up, the colors will become corrupted when scrolling the content view of the window. Banding is introduced and the foreground colours tend ...
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Pages appearing in black on Firefox Developer Edition

I just installed the latest Firefox Developer's Edition (40.0a2) on one of my VMs, and most web pages are showing up on it (images included) as one big black page of nothing. (It works fine on my host ...
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Asus X550JK laptop has yellow tint [closed]

My new Asus laptop's display has a yellow tint, but I don't have (or can't find) any Asus Splendid software installed. Could there be anything else?
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When I invert my screen colors, why does it un-invert after a couple seconds?

I’m trying to invert my screen for better reading at night. These two commands both work for a couple seconds, and then it goes back to normal. xrandr-invert-colors xcalib -invert -alter What ...
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Dark greenish screen on Windows 7 desktop

Suddenly, my Windows 7 desktop screen went dark green, making it almost impossible to use the computer. I noticed the problem starts right at boot, because the BIOS also has a very dark color. I've ...
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GNU screen changes vim syntax highlighting colors

I am trying to use vim inside a GNU screen session, but whenever I open vim inside screen the syntax highlighting uses completely different colors when compared to when I open vim outside GNU screen. ...
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Colourized command for grep output

Hey forum! I have recently begun working with Debian and do so in a purely command-line environment. I connect from a windows desktop through puTTY using asymmetric encryption rather than passwords. ...
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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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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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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 it possible to have App-distinct Color Scheme in ConEmu?

I am presently using Bash (with Cygwin), as well as Powershell, both using ConEmu. I'm using bash.exe and powershell.exe via tasks. I'd like to use different colour schemes for the different ...
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CSS-targeting the white page that Chrome displays for a split-second while loading

When you click on a link in Chrome to go from page x to page y, for a split-second it displays a white empty page. I want to make that page black so it won't hurt my eyes. Now, I'm a fresh graduate ...
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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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Low profile On-Screen Color Grabber? [closed]

I'm looking for a program that will allow me to grab colors from on screen, something that won't bother me or effect performance if it's running constantly in the background. What this is for: is ...
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What is the IE10 'dominant color' picker based on?

I'm a web developer and I've just finished making a webapp that works almost flawlessly on all major browsers - except IE. IE has one teensy flaw: in IE10 Metro, when I pin the site to the start ...
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Should I embed the sRGB color profile in JPEG files?

I have a large (growing) collection of scanned images. They are TIFF files, mostly 48 bit with the Adobe RGB color space. This color profile is integrated in the files. When such a file is opened in ...
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GIMP: Colors change when I open a gif as layers rather than as an image

I've got a 3-color gif image (#FFFFFF, #3B5AA3, #BE0027). When I open it as an independent image in GIMP, it renders fine. But when I open it as layers for another image (or copy the layer from ...