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

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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 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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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 make Emacs use a different color palette for ansi-term?

I'm using Emacs' ansi-term which supports colors, but the color palette is quite limited, and the strong colors are really hard to read with a dark background. Can I somehow make Emacs use a ...
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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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Reset terminal after quitting VIM — colors all messed up

Whenever I quit VIM my terminal colors are all messed up. Manually running reset on the command line doesn't seem to fix it either. I'm using the Mustang VIM theme. I think I basically need to tell ...
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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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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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Installing Emacs color theme

I've been trying to install color themes for emacs and I'm not quite sure how I can do it. I have downloaded an .el file and put it under my .emacs.d folder, then edited my .emacs file and added this: ...
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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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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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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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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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Hack Chrome to show its internal pages with black background

I love using my computer with light-on-dark themes on as many programs that allow it. That is, I love it when the background is black and the text is grey-white. It's much easier on my eyes. I'm very ...
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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 ...
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How to choose an area for color picker in Paint.Net

This is quite beginner question. I want to choose right color of some area because the thing i want to get color is not homogeneous area. How can i choose some area with color picker in paint.net ?
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vim color scheme: changing keyword color

I really like my current vim color scheme (/colors/desert.vim). The syntax highlighting is great except for the color of certain keywords. For example, in ruby files (.rb), I dislike how it ...
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What part of a vim color scheme file controls the dollar signs at the beginning of PHP variables?

I'm trying out a nice scheme called darkspectrum, but it seems to lack support for the dollar signs at the beginning of PHP variables. How do I control them?
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Mozilla Thunderbird - new emails indication colour

I've recently upgraded Mozilla Thunderbird to v3 on Windows XP. In v2 I think when new (POP3) emails were downloaded, there were a little star icon next to my local folders where it's filtered to ...
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How to retain background colors when pasting between documents in Excel

I have a script that programatically generates excel spreadsheets - cleaning up ugly reports that are given to us from another organisation. For interests sake; I'm using PHPExcel to generate the ...
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Convert color photos of documents to good black-and-white (bitonal) images?

Since I don't have a copier or scanner, I'm using an 8 megapixel camera to copy documents. This works pretty well except they need a lot of processing afterward. I'd like to get from a photo to a ...
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What multifunctional printer has good support for Mac OS X? [closed]

I would like to buy a multifunctional color laser printer (printer, scanner, copy machine). However as I am new to Mac I don't know which brand has good driver support for Mac OS X. I have connected ...
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How can I set Thunderbird to use “Reader's default colors (Don't set colors in page)” by default?

Personally my color preference for email messages (and most other windows) is a dark background with a light foreground, but others may like/need different color settings. I can format the messages I ...
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Win 7 How to Change Basic Theme Window Color?

In the Personalization control panel, when selecting the Windows 7 Basic theme (not Aero, and not classic), the windows have an Aero look but without any of the transparency effects. Unfortunately, ...
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Force text/background color in drop-down menu in Firefox

I have following code in my userContent.css, which forces all textareas and input fields to be black on white: input, textarea { color:#000 !important; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255) ...
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Is it possible to have different cleartype and color settings in a multimonitor setup in Windows 8?

I just bought a Samsung 24C300HS and I have it connected to a Surface Pro. The color settings are horrible. I used windows' "Calibrate color" to adjust the color and clearType settings and with that ...
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gnome-terminal - color palette

I'm trying to assign color palette on my gnome-terminal but it doesn't change at all... any clue? Screenshot > http://i.imgur.com/MXXhoOo.jpg Aditional info: Fedora 18 64bits (shiny new) GNOME ...
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RGB to CMYK in Gimp, what i'm doing wrong?

I'm trying to convert image from RGB to CMYK in Gimp, tried to search for answers, but couldn't fine one that would work for me, or I missed something important. My preferences of color management ...
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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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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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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 do I change the color of application windows in OSX? (the grey bits)

Just wondering how difficult it would be to change the grey color on application windows in OSX to a different color for each application? I have tried an app called CrystalClear Interface that meant ...
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How can I change the color of fillable squares in GNOME Sudoku 3.4.1 on Ubuntu 12.04 to anything less “white”?

I play Sudoku on my laptop but I find that the white color of the blank squares that we have to fill is hurtful to my eyes. I would like to change the color to something less white, say #777777. I ...