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

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PowerShell not displaying Unix colors

I use various Linux programs on my Windows machine; some of them have colorized output. GnuWin32 and so forth. However, Windows PowerShell does not support Linux colors; it gets a message like ...
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Any free tool to change color of an image

HI, Is there any tool which can easily change color of an image? I heard of gimp. But I can't figure out how to use it to change color of an image (e.g. change the color from white to blue).
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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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Prevent style from modifying color in Word 2007

How do I prevent a style from changing the font color. I have "Automatic" selected as the font color (and the "Default" button under "Font" is disabled by the way), but whenever I apply the style, the ...
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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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Is there colorizer utility that can take command output and colorize it accordingly to pre-defined scheme?

I already know that I can colorize output with grep and with a couple of different ways. I want to have something like supercat, but for commands (and not that dead). The application Supercat ...
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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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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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“Reset” colors of terminal after ssh exit/logout

When I ssh into a remote server, I like the colors of the terminal to change. I use setterm on my remote ~/.bashrc file to get this done. However, when I exit, the terminal colors are not reset to the ...
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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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How to get Windows 10 title bar color to preserve when focus is lost?

I changed the accent color in the Windows 10 settings, and set windows to use that accent color for their title bars, but whenever the window loses focus, it reverts back to it's non-colored form. ...
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Change text colour of desktop icons on Windows 10

As the title says, is there any way to change the colour of text for the icons on your desktop in Windows 10? I have a lot of nature backgrounds so white tends to blend in. I have made them bold but ...
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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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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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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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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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How to Enter Hex Colour Values in Excel?

I've googled the topic and searched on Super User for a preëxistent answer, and yet I cannot for the life of me figure this out. What I want to do is simple: just assign a particular colour in the ...
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Transforming Color Codes in VBA

I have a bunch of code in excel macro which includes following pattern ; Sheet1.Cells(i, 1).Interior.ColorIndex = 4 Sheet1.Cells(j, 1).Interior.ColorIndex = 4 As you see, I'm painting some cells ...
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Change the Color of Menu Bar while using Aero Theme

I can't find how to change the color of Windows 7 menu bar while using Aero theme. I only want to change the Menu Bar's color. The default Basic and High Contrast Themes themes of Windows 7 can ...
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Can I find Deep Color monitors?

I have been reading about Deep Color (aka high bit depth color) and I understand that I can produce it in software, but how do I know if my monitor can support it? If it can't, are there any monitors ...
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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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How can I change the color of the text that I have already written in OneNote?

When I first got my laptop, I used black text/ink color on the normal white OneNote background. I "personalized" Windows 7's Window Background to a dark grey color and now the one note inked items ...
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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 ...