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

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Change Window Title Text On Windows 8?

I would like to change the color of the window title text on: Windows 8 Professional x64 With all Aero features enabled On the desktop (not in MUI mode) Have tried various existing solutions for ...
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Git color ui uses green for both deletions and insertions

When enabling git color ui, the only color used is green. So in git diff I get green for both deletions and insertions. The same goes for git status where untracked files and unstaged files show as ...
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Can I alternate row shading but also give columns colors in Excel?

I'm fairly inexperienced with excel, but I know how to both color a column in a table and also setup a table with alternating rows. What I am trying to do is have alternating row shading in a table ...
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Adding highlight to ubuntu terminal

My current terminal looks like this: I know that I can change the font colour and the background colour, but I wanted to know if I can make the words be highlighted according to what they are ...
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Change XTERM change background color without clearing the screen?

Is there a way to change the background color an an xterm window without clearing the screen? I want to have a prompt that changes the entire screen's color, but I don't want to clear the screen
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Sending special bash characters to a custom function

I read this great article on customizing the bash prompt: http://blog.superuser.com/2011/09/21/customizing-your-bash-command-prompt/ I also read about using 256 colors in bash: ...
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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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Change foreground color of an image in Paint.NET

Let's say we have this picture: As you can see, the background color is #2A3D78. The foreground color is #94AEFF. Ultimately, I'd like to get a picture where the background is unchanged, but the ...
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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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Problems with showing right colors

I'm using Corel Draw X6 on Samsung SyncMaster P2370HD. When I open some CDR drawing, colors are not displayed properly on the monitor. E.g. HEX code for white is not #FFF, but #FFFCDB (I've made ...
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Colorize ls-output by filetype [duplicate]

Every once in a while I have to list some files (~20-50) in Bash on Linux || Mac. These files are from four different file types. ls nand2tetris/myChips/ And16.**hdl** And16.**cmp** ...
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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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Change color of active textbox?

I restarted my Windows and suddenly all my textboxes are grey. How can I restore them to white? I know it's the color 150 150 150 (0x969696) but I can't find anything in the registry with that.
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Swapping color gradients with Gimp

I have a logo that I would like to use on a shirt that has a black to white gradient throughout the logo. Since the shirt may end up being blue and the color printed on the shirt yellow, I want to ...
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Getting Rid of White Flash in Windows 8 High Contrast Mode

I am trying out Windows 8 and I see white flashes whenever I open a tab (and immediately switch) in Firefox. In Windows 7, I was able to get rid of this by setting the Application Background color to ...
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Getting the predominant colour in an image?

Is it possible to get the predominant colour in an image from the command line? Ideally I'd like it back as hex or RGB. I thought it might be possible to do this with imagemagick's identify command, ...
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Flicking of white page when opening a new page in firefox (high constrast mode)

I am using high-contrast mode in Windows 7 x64. All the background opens in black, but just before the page loads, the page is full of white. Can I change it to black instead? On a side note, I also ...
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Vim: Broken colors on start

I'm using uxterm and vim with the following .vimrc: https://github.com/dbrgn/dotfiles/blob/master/.vimrc When I open a file in vim and don't push any key, colored text is rendered using bold font and ...
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debian/ubuntu - invert all colours in desktop session (colors)

Sometimes I need to flip from a light colour scheme to a dark one quickly, and I need it to apply not just to the desktop theme but also to any webpages that are open etc. On the Mac there's a neat ...
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Windows XP's appearance is messed up

For some reason, the appearance of my computer has gone haywire. See picture below. I have not downloaded anything and as you can see: the theme is Windows XP. Help?
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Change menu colour Dreamweaver CS6

I was wondering if it was possible to change the colour of the menu of Adobe Dreamweaver CS6? I like to work with a black workspace, but Dreamweaver, as far as I know, doesn't seem to allow to do ...
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emacs color are strange

I have a problem with emacs color, I change color for konsole, gnome-term and urxvt but, when I open a .c file, there are not the same colors that my terminal color sheme. I haven't an emacs theme. ...
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Find similar style like selection in word 2010?

I pasted a web page into word ( from the internet by copy+paste) the result is here However , I want to change the blue background color. How can I replace in my document , ONLY SECTIONS with ...
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Windows 8.1 custom title bars

How do i set custom colors for active and inactive title bars, Windows 2000-style, in Windows 8.1? I do not want to enable high contrast mode, because it makes Internet Explorer unusable.
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urxvt settings - reload without restarting terminal?

I have two urxvt color themes that I use, one for light background and one for dark, depending on how sunny the environment is. It's easy enough to switch them by modifying ~/.Xresources and running ...
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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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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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google chrome's context menu colors [duplicate]

Since the last google chrome update the context menu selection color changed to a color that is very similar to the same menu color. I can't see the selection well now. Is there any way of changing ...
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How do I input color values into the Adobe color picker in hexadecimal?

I have some C# code (though it could be any language) and I am trying to copy the colors used therein into an Illustrator design. Here's the code: private static readonly Dictionary<string, ...
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24 bit True Color in Konsole

I have yearned to use 24-bit colors in the terminal for applications such as Vim. However, xterm is limited to no more than 256 colors, which I have currently been using. I just recently learned that ...
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Is it possible to use Vim plugin CSExact with iTerm2?

I'm a bit anal about my color schemes, and in order to get really nice colors in Vim, I'm trying the CSExact plugin. I'm not sure if it's supposed to work at all in iTerm2 though? My terminal is set ...
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Configure Windows 7 to show all windows in black and white [duplicate]

I have difficulty viewing different types of colors. Many would call it a color impairment, because when I see to many colors my brain gets overloaded. I would like the following for Windows 7 How ...
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Is it possible to set color for the user input in bashrc?

Note that I only want user's input to have specific color (words that user has typed with keyboard), not the actual command's output. I tried: export PS1="$ \033[38;5;154m" I know that it should ...
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How to create iTerm2 color schemes?

The solarized project has a nice iTerm2 color scheme. Anyone know how to make those? Sure, it's just an XML file with values in it but it's a pain to edit that.
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Photoshop showing Black where shades of blue should be

Photoshop is showing black where colors should be. I assume this must be a graphics issue, but I'm on the latest graphics card driver (I have a Radeon 7870), and I believe Photoshop is updated as much ...
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Change the color of an horizontal line in LibreOffice Writer

How to change the color of horizontal lines created with : --- or by the menu : Insert -> Horizontal Line -> Simple The horizontal lines are always in black, and I want to change there colors.
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OpenOffice Calc: Cell Background/Border Color

I am trying to create a spreadsheet with colored cell backgrounds. But I encountered this strange bug, where the background of a cell is bigger than the shown border, so coloring a cell will actually ...
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How do I change the background color in Chrome?

The background color on some web pates is light gray. Makes it difficult for me to read the page. I want to change the background color to white. I use the Chrome browser. How do I do this?
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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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Vim color scheme not showing up properly in Mountain Lion's Terminal.app

EDIT: See my comment below before investing too much time. I've read a ton of related questions on SE and have had no success. Everyone elses' problems seem to be solved by changing the terminal to ...
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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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Bash colorless on Plesk machine (debian)

Somehow from one day to the other, on my plesk server, the bash/terminal was colorless. A friend of mine managed to get it coming back to life (color, that is) by making some changes to the bash ...
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Color detector program

I used to use the program Color Detector. Simply run the program, point the mouse cursor anywhere on the screen, and the color detector window will display the RGB values, HTML hex code, and ...
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Can I get the properties of the color of a Microsoft Excel cell in numbers/text?

I want to count the yellow, red and white (no color) cells in a column (range) within a Microsoft Excell sheet. The colors are equal (i.e. only one RGB value of yellow is used, not light/dark yellow ...
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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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msysgit's ssh doesn't display colors

I'm using Console 2 to launch msysgit's Bash shell in Windows. When I ssh to a server (either a SLES or RHLE server) and do an ls or use vi I don't get any colors. However, the colors DO work ...
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Set window text color in Windows 8 Pro

Here is my problem: The text is barely readable. I want to make the text white. I know there is no normal way of doing this, but is it possible to 'hack' this? I.e. find the config file that holds ...
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Windows 7 cmd.exe not always display colors properly

I have strange beheviour with my cmd.exe. I installed Hg few months ago and everything is OK while displaying colored Mercurial commands. Problem is that I installed also composer and PHPUnit which ...
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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 ...