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

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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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Invert screen colors by *value*

How do I invert screen colors by value? The most common way to invert colors is to use RGB-negation. Unfortunately, it's not very beautiful: blue becomes yellow, green becomes magenta, etc. What I ...
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Dual Color Putty

How Can I / (can I even) allow for two color schemes in Putty? I want data received to be in one color, and transmitted data / commands be in a second color. Can I configure Putty to show data in ...
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Path slashes disappear on coloured bash prompt

So in my .bashrc, I set my prompt to be colourful by setting PS1 to \[\e]0;\u@\h: \w\a\]${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\]$ For some ...
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Color palette not starting with CorelDraw X3

The default color palette is not staring with my CorelDraw X3. I can add it during the execution of Corel. However, when I start this app, the color palette is not visible. So, I need to add the ...
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Change Chrome toolbar color

I want to change the color of the Chrome UI to black/white/grey. I've already changed the OS colors (using win8.1 x64) in the registry. Everything seems to works good so far. However Chrome doesn't ...
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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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How does Windows 7 calculate the color to use for taskbar “color hot-tracking”?

This has intrigued me for quite some time. Does anyone know the algorithm Windows 7 Aero uses to determine the colour to use as the hot-tracking hover highlight on taskbar buttons for ...
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How to apply clut (Color Lookup Table) using ImageMagick command line

IamgeMagick dcouments its -clut option as "Replace the channel values in the first image using each corresponding channel in the second image as a color lookup table...This operator is especially ...
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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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How I can set via Registry the color of this screen in Windows 8.1?

In Windows 8.1, how I can set the color of this Screen to Black color? I know that the color ID for the Black color is 0 'cause I did the trick with Windows 8 using Windows System Image Manager ...
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URxvt: vim and cursorColor [invisible cursor or invisible cursor text]

Introduction I've always used a light-background terminal and a dark-background editor (vim). On this I'm not willing to compromise. In any case, I've just switched from xterm to urxvt ($TERM == ...
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ASUS PB238Q Color RGB keeps changing

Following on from my previous question. Going into the Menu I noticed that 2 of the colors were set to 100, whilst one was set to 0 hence the yellow tint. Anyway, I set all three colours to 100, ...
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how to install a color scheme with yadr

someone advised me to use yadr, which is supposed to make installing dotfiles etc much easier for vim however I just couldn't figure out a way to install base16 through yadr.. before I had to ...
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How to change the background color in Windows Photo Viewer

When you open a picture file in Windows Photo Viewer the default background color is white. This is just fine in most use cases. But you might find yourself in a situation where your picture is very ...
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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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Red fonts in bing search

When I search using Bing, some results are returned in red fonts. Please help me understand what is this indicating? Below is the snapshot illustrating it. Thanks
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Background color of link hover statusbar in Google Chrome

I recently intalled the latest version of Chrome and noticed that the background color of the link hover status bar goes from black to lightgray everytime it is created. Can this be changed so the ...
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Where are windows command prompt customized colors stored? [duplicate]

I like to customize each of the 16 colors in my windows command prompt, but setting them up manually is a slow and painful process (due to some bugs in the colors tab of Console Windows Properties). ...
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Conditional Formatting from Helloh, for a Noob

I'm going to try my best to explain what I need to figure out. Also, for you to understand exactly how mind bending this is for me, I haven't used an Excel formula since 2005/2006ish. We're doing a ...
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Why does Zen 2012 Black Edition change my cell colours when I save as jpeg or png?

My cells are blue in the original and stay that way when I save as LSM. But when I save as JPEG or PNG, all of the sudden the blue cells are now green, and any green parts are now red, in the ...
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change Skype background color in WIndows 7

I am running Windows 7, I think the White background in Skype (contactlist and chat window) are way to bright and it annoys me. But I find no way to change the color of it. A work around I ...
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Do I have to disable color profiles in Gnome when running dispcal

I am currently trying to calibrate my monitor using ArgyllCMS' dispcal: dispcal -v -o outfile However my Gnome color management tool has already loaded some generic profile for my monitor. Do I ...
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My computer doesn't have 65536 colour mode (16bit)

I am trying to play heroes 3 in windowed mode (It freezes in fullscreen) and all the options to change my screens color ratio have a bunch of 32 bit options but that's it. Is there any way to install ...
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What do the colors mean in htop?

For the CPU cores, I think that blue means nice, green normal CPU use and red I/O. But I'm not sure and I haven't found a definite answer. Then there are the colors for memory. What do green, blue ...
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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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how to search for vim files in lubuntu?

I want to change one of gvim's existing colorscheme's syntax coloring. For example, in the colorscheme called 'Ron', it highlights python comments in white. I want to change it to red. According to ...
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How to use my Eclipse CDT syntax coloring setup as my gVim color schemes?

As Eclipse cannot show two pans of code simultaneously, I am used to using gvim to have it. But the color scheme / syntax coloring is different, what makes code review and comparisons hard. Is there ...
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Sony Bravia TV Color Saturation Broken After Macbook Air HDMI

Recently I bought a HDMI cable to connect my Macbook Air Retina to my Sony Bravia TV, which supports 1080p. The display transferred, but the color saturation is off. The saturation is more red and ...
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How to discover/find optimal colours of contrast

Save for manual eyeballing, how can I ascertain the ideal colours contrast to my selections? I tried http://www.talkgraphics.com/showthread.php?32121-How-to-find-a-contrasting-color and ...
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Viewing channels in Gimp

I would love to be able to view channels as black to white in gimp, if I look at for example the green channel it will show the intensity from zero = black, to 1 = full green. In Photoshop it show ...
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Windows 8 / 8,.1 Desktop colour issue

I seem to be having a major issue with Windows 8.1, which I think I had on Window 8 too. Apps in Desktop mode have really bad colour issues. The red is way over the top and the edge of skin colours ...
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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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VIM/Screen background color is inverted for non-text characters

I'm trying to use a vim while inside a screen session. For some reason, the background color for the parts of the screen without text are displaying as dark while the parts with text are displaying as ...
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How do I fine-tune colour temperature on my monitors?

Problem: I bought the same monitor twice, one used, the other refurbished. Both are still fairly new and in very good condition. The colour temperature of one tinges slightly but noticeably more into ...
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Can't change color scheme Windows 8

I was helping a friend with clearing her laptop of some adware and viruses and I run two programs ADWCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool. But after that she complained that she couldn't change the ...
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Windows 8/2012 Change Menu and other colors

Is there a way to change the background color of menus in Windows 8 or the highlight color when you roll over a menu? I looked and I can't seem to find a way to do it. Do I need to install something ...
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Why do my “native” windows 8 apps seem to be running a different color profile?

I just got a brand new ASUS Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR Everything is working great, but for some reason native apps like Outlook and People are running the wrong color profile. If I'm looking at ...
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`nawk` “doesn't work” with `make`? Why?

I have the following alias: alias mca_color='nawk '"'"'BEGIN { arr["Creating shared object"] = "1;31";} \ { l = $0; for (pattern in arr) \ { gsub(".*" pattern ".*", "\033[" arr[pattern] ...
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emacs buffer color control characters

I have one install of emacs that prints color characters instead of just changing the color, in some buffers. eshell has correct colors, and so does my *compilation*, but the result of my ack search ...
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Changed background color for network drives

Is it possible to change background color (or font color) when viewing network drives? My computer would be white (regular) and the network drivers would be different color? Edit: Using total ...
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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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In excel 2010 how to colour a cell based on values from another cell

I have a quite large table with several rows and for a easy visual trace I would like that a cell change color whenever a cell in another row has value. Let me try an example to be clearer: Say that ...
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Apply Color Animation Effects to Grouped Objects in Powerpoint 2010

I have about 600 objects on a powerpoint slide, which I want to animate in 6 different stages. Since I want to have them animated in 6 separate stages, I have them in 6 groups. When I have them in ...
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*live* vim syntax highlighting on stdout?

I want to have some program's output colorized as it apperas on terminal. I know that utility named highlight does the this. But: it has a limited set of built-in language support, and I want ...
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Use different colors for every another grep

How can I configure grep so that I could highlight in color smarter? By using different colors? Problem: grep --color defaults to using red to highlight matches, but it still difficult to read for ...
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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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Does the color of a heatsink affect its performance in dissipating heat?

I know that heatsinks come in different fin forms and those different fin forms affect the way how they dissipate heat. However, there's something I could not get about them and it's their color. Can ...
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Coloring numbers differently from letters in visual studio

IS it possible to have Visual Studio highlight numbers in a different color from the standard alphabet characters a-Z? In Gvim, 1-9 is colored in bright pink and the letters in black. With the fonts ...
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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 ...