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

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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 ...
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HP LaserJet Always Uses Color

I have an HP color LaserJet CM1312nfi. It always seems to use color toner even if I'm printing black and white text. I looked through the settings but I couldn't seem to find anything relevant.
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Change gridline colour or style in MS Word 2010

How can I change the colour or style (solid line or dots, as in The Gimp) of the document gridlines shown using View > Gridlines (not table gridlines) in Microsoft Word 2010 or 2007? I can change the ...
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Avidemux changes colors in my video?

I'm just using avidemux to crop some video that has black borders, but for some reason, the colors change horribly the minute Avidemux gets hold of the footage. Before: During: After: The ...
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Print a color document on a B&W printer, with good color separation

I want to print a PDF document converted from Word by Adobe Acrobat Pro. It has some figures containing colors that when I convert to black & white are distinguishable but after printing by a ...
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My monitor is only displaying in black and white in Windows Vista

My monitor won’t display in color, the laptop displays in color but my external monitor shows up in black/white. I have checked all cables.
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Program used to find the HexCode of a given color

I was wondering if there is a program that could take a color that you have, and return the hex code for it. I have been trying to match the color against samples online but still haven't found the ...
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Fork processes in a script using different colors for each process output

I have a script that operates on 4 folders. Because they are completely independent, I'm passing in the folder path to a function and then forking that function. It works, but the output to the ...
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Greenish printing in grayscale mode

I have a HP OfficeJet 7310 printer at home. It's about 6 years old and still functioning... "good". Good quoted because I recently noticed that grayscale prints result a little "greenish". Greys look ...
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How do I change the stroke color while retaining the fill color using eye dropper in Illustrator?

I have a question regarding illustrator. Let's say I have a circle with blue fill and red stroke. And I place an image in the illustrator file. Now I want to change the red stroke of my circle to ...
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sRGB and AdobeRGB color spaces

They say that AdobeRGB has more colors than sRGB color space. What do they mean? Should they both have 16,777,216 colors (because they're both RGB color spaces)??
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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 to reset system colors

I'm using Linux Mint, MATE version. I have a weird problem that occurs quite frequently when scrolling down through log files in terminal: the machine pauses for a second or two, and when it comes ...
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Dark font for R in notepad++

When I go into the style configurator in Notepad++ and change the theme to something darker, like obsidian or monokai, all of my R files are monochromatic. In the default white theme this is not the ...
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PuTTY + Ubuntu 12.10: why do I have no colors unless I use screen?

I am accessing a new Ubuntu 12.10 installation via PuTTY. I am attempting to get my shell to display in color. Color works fine in interactive applications like vim, but I want to get color in e.g. my ...
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Auto-adjust (dim) the color scheme of the monitor at night? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adjust screen brightness automatically at night Some days spending a whole day in front of the monitor may be more strenuous on the eyes than desirable. In order to ...
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Create a full excel color palette from 3 colors

My company has a color scheme consisting of 3 colors. In RGB: Blue: 25 176 230 Green: 180 213 83 Gray: 129 130 133 (Please don't judge the choice of colors, they are not my choice!) I need to ...
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Specifically define colors of bars in histogram

See updated question below!: (1 Old stuff) I have the following code: clear reset unset key # Make the x axis labels easier to read. set xtics rotate out # Select histogram data set style data ...
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Gnome 2.3: change background color for buttons / active window in tray bar separately?

I recently tuned Debian to look more like Ubuntu by switching to Ubuntu fonts and installing the dark Ambiance theme. However, the color for the active window is way to light and makes the title ...
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Google Chrome displays some gray jpgs with pink overlay

The problem appears on site http://ui-cloud.com/ and a lot of other. If I save the image from the site and open it in some image viewer app, then image displays correct. Also all other browsers in ...
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Ubuntu purple terminal colors in ConEmu

How to set up Unubtu-like terminal colors with purple background? Inspired by this question: Ubuntu purple terminal colors to iTerm2. The answer is some tricky, because terminal background is not one ...
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emacs --no-window-system customization

I'm using emacs -nw as my editor on my Ubuntu 12.04 system. However, the --no-window-system does not use the colors of the terminal. QUESTION How could I change the default colors of the emacs ...
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How to change the colour of the WildMenu background?

I want to change the colour of the WildMenu background but I don't know which highlight group I need to specify. WildMenu is the highlighted state of whichever item you have selected, not the ...
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In vim, change color of splits without the cursor

How do I modify my custom colorscheme to make splits which do have the cursor change to a different color (I want to change the splits other than the one I am currently editing to be a muted gray ...
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Linux terminal colour highlighting?

I'm wondering if it's possible to apply a customised highlighting scheme to linux terminal output, outside of the application that's generating the output. (Therefore, piping the output to some kind ...
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GIMP: change the exact color on the image - OK, but transparency disappears

There is no problem for me now to change color for pixels of the same color: I click on "Select by Color Tool"(Ctrl+O). The pixels of the same color are selected now. Then I press Ctrl+,. The selected ...
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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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Hexidecimal color value to web-smart color

Anyone know of a tool which can convert a standard hexadecimal color value to the closest possible web-smart color?
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How to set window color by hex code in Windows8?

In Windows8 you can set window color from following path Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization\Color and Appearance This has some predefined colors and a Color Mixer option. ...
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vim coloring for git

I'm on Windows and my vim loads with a terrible colorscheme with vim. The message is blue on black (so I can't see what I'm typing). I need to change the colorscheme, but :colorscheme slate doesn't do ...
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256 Colors in Terminal over SSH on OSX 10.6

I am using either Windows 7 or Ubuntu 12.04 and trying to SSH into OSX 10.6. Using Vim color schemes, I can emulate the colors on xterm-256 color on Linux and gVim on Windows. However, I would like ...
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black and white pages not recognized by printer

I have a document which has color on about 25% of its pages. When I print it in the copy shop, the printer's technically supposed to recognize the b/w pages. However, all pages are registered as ...
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What might have caused by display to become less colorful and how might I restore it?

I have an HP LP3065 display and a few days ago upon returning to the computer (others in the family probably had used is between my sessions) I noticed that all the colors seemed a bit subdued. This ...
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How do I change foreground color based on which command line program is running? (Bash and PowerShell)

I'd like to change the foreground color based on which program is running. Is this possible in either Bash or PowerShell?
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How do I change the blinking underline cursor (_) color in Command Prompt?

If I change the screen text color to red, the blinking underline cursor (_) stays white.
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Laptop screen appears orangish on start up

When my laptop starts up, it used to show a white bootup screen with the logo of the manufacturer. Right after that the windows start up screen would show up. Lately, when I start the computer, the ...
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What influences colour display?

I have a website which consistently displays differently when opened in two windows of the same browser. With “differently” I mean that one version of the website uses different colours. Here’s a ...
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Does f.lux affect DirectX video games?

Does f.lux affect the color temperature of DirectX video games? I appreciate what it does on the desktop, but I'm not sure if I want it on in a game.
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How to get colour variations [closed]

I've got a colour scheme based on this link http://colorschemedesigner.com/#0141EmAMqnBmd I need a total of 6 colours divided into 2 groups based on just two of the outlined colours below. Apologies ...