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

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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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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 ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 Changing midnight commander colours

I used to be able to change the colour set for midnight commander, by changing the "colour string" in the ini file. It seems now that in xubuntu (Xfce4) mc's colour set is determined by some other ...
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In vim, background color changes on scrolling

Occasionally I get a weird error with the background color in vim when scrolling up in a long file. The background over the text is correct, but everywhere there is no printable character the ...
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How to change the font color of the desktop icon while running DreamScene

I have a problem using DreamScene, that software is used to make video files into desktop background (like animated wallpaper). The problem is when I activate DreamScene, the video file become my ...
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bash: colorized man page

Where do I have to take a look at in the system to colorize the man pages? The man pages are viewed with less, so I tried adding the following lines to my .bashrc to change the colors: (Which works ...
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Sublime Text 2 - What color_scheme and font is this? [closed]

I just installed Theme-Night in Sublime Text 2. I like it, but I really want to figure out what color_scheme and font is used in the readme from the docs.
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Changing the color of the Pencil tool

I am new to GIMP and I do not understand how to change the color of the Pencil tool. The only options I see are: Mode Opacity Brush Dynamics Where is the option for the color that will be drawn?
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Thumbnail generation with imagemagick doesn't render the correct colors

Generating thumbnails of PDFs with imagemagick sometimes renders incorrect colors. We're using an old version of imagemagick (6.5.7-8, that's the version installed on the heroku servers). Here is the ...
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How do I change the unreadable dark blue color Cygwin uses for directories?

I'd like to change the blue color that Cygwin uses for directories. It is too dark to read on most screens.
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How can I better calibrate the colors between my iMac and MacBook Air?

I just got a MacBook Air and the differences in color between it and my 2009 iMac are driving me crazy. I know there were certain iMac models from that period with yellow tinting issues, but I did the ...
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Mac OSX Terminal different colors

Is there a way for the command line and the output to be in different colors? For example, I've been playing with the PS1 value so my prompt is in red, but I'd like to have the command line in green ...
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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 there a linux command that lets me color-code the result of another command?

I'm running a watch on a command to monitor the number of open connections for a service we're diagnosing. I need to keep an eye on it while doing other work, to help other developers identify when ...
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How to change Firefox image background color back to white?

I have problems viewing any transparent images, which have no background color set: the black lines are almost invisible on the dark gray background that Firefox has now set instead of the white color ...
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Unable to change Excel cell font or shading colors. [duplicate]

6/15/2012 I'm having the same problem as a previous user's query (linked below) wherein I can't change the font or cell shading color on an Excel spreadsheet. I've confirmed that the cell/spreadsheet ...
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“Emulate” 256 colors in PuTTY terminal

At my job, I ssh into a development server everyday. I usually use exceed XStart to ssh in, but I downloaded PuTTY to see if I could do anything that I couldn't do with XStart. I spend almost the ...
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Customizing BASH output colors?

How do I customize bash colors for command output? For example; I run ls and want directories and files to be a different color. How do I accomplish this? I see that distro's are doing this but I ...
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Disable Bright Colors in TTY

I've been searching for a way to disable the bright (bold) colours in a TTY (colours 8 to 15). I'd like all bright colours to use their half-bright counterparts.
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tmux and screen-256 TERM not supported on remote hosts

I have set up my tmux to use screen-256colors and it works great with vim. However, when I ssh to a remote host from within tmux, screen-256colors isn't recognized, so I'm getting errors like this: ...
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How can I make the icon font color on a windows 7 prof desktop work?

I have C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Scenes\img25.jpg as wallpaper (I think it's a standard windows wallpaper.) The desktop icon font color is white. It cannot be read without heavy eye pain. I want it to ...
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How to change ONLY the prompt color of the Windows command-line?

As we all know, Windows command-line have the white-black color scheme. And we could use: COLOR command to change the colors of background and text. But the command above will change the whole ...
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How can I colorize ls on mac os x terminal?

I've seen everywhere I look: Edit .bash_profile on your home directory. The thing is, I don't have any .bash_profile on my home directory. At least I do pico ~/.bash_profile and I see nothing. ...
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Xubuntu Terminal overrides shell- and vi color schemes, how to deactivate?

I'm running an up-to-tade Xubuntu and have a real problem with these Terminals. I don't want them to be all that design-ish. Just the plain old Terminal with a black background and green text. And in ...
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What type of printer to print without leaving the page 'sodden' in ink?

Many of the (admittedly cheap) printers I've used in the past will literally soak the paper in ink, leaving it damp to the touch for a long period until it dries, and once it does sometimes being ...
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VIM: How to configure Solarized colorscheme in Konsole

I am trying to configure Solarized for use in VIM in Konsole (KDE terminal). This is the result that I get: Note that Solarized looks fine in GVIM on the same machine: I suspect that it is ...
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How to set the command prompt's color in Bash?

Browsing the last command's results in Bash is a bit hard because the command prompt and results are the same color. This makes it hard to separate the results of consecutive commands. How do I ...
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byobu + screen colors headache

I have byobu installed on FreeBSD, with the users, uptime, load average, cpu count, cpu freq, mem available, mem used, date, and time notification modules enabled, in that order. No matter what I do, ...
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Grep in Mac OS X's terminal — only displaying one color

I am used to grep being able to color the filename, the line number, and the match itself. These three ought to be different colors. This works flawlessly on a Linux terminal and even MinGW on ...
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How to configure the ANSI colors of the command line terminal

I specifically use bash on Mac OS X, but I think the answer would be Unix-generic. I'm already using ANSI colors, but I'd like to reassign different colors to folders, hidden files, etc. ...
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Can I customize the color scheme in PowerShell?

For example, I'd like blue to be a little bit lighter, or change red to be a bit more orangeish. Is this possible? I know that I can change the background and foreground colors easily. What about the ...
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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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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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How to grep for VIM colour schemes that do not use dark blue?

I simply cannot see the ANSI BLUE colour in a terminal with a black background. How does one grep the installed VIM colorschemes for one that does not use that colour at all? I often SSH into ...
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Mac terminal propmt color for specific directories

I'm looking to setup visual alerts when working within certain directories within mac osx terminal. Specifically, I have several projects running within the same framework which can easily lead to ...
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Intermittent washed-out colors with Sandy Bridge integrated graphics in Sony hybrid config

I have a Sony Vaio SA laptop, which includes a dual-video card solution - you can flip a switch to change from the Intel HD 3000 graphics built into the CPU (a "Sandy Bridge" Core i5-2410m) to the ...
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Windows console with ANSI colors handling

Is there any console emulator for Windows that interprets ANSI coloring? We use rspec and a part of our team use Windows and the special string for coloring are not very useful for them ;).
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Select custom color for metro UI in Win8 CP

I would like to select (really) custom color of metro interface in Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The color set in metro control panel is very limited. There is a technique which changes color in ...
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Is there a vim colour scheme that looks like Aptana's?

I'm in the process of migrating from Aptana to Vim, and one thing that I really miss is Aptana's excellent colour scheme for Python. Does anyone know of a vim colour scheme that is similar to ...
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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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Red and blue are swapped on Youtube

Since Sunday (April 1st), red and blue are sometimes swapped when I watch videos on YouTube. Examples are "Peeling Apple Like A Boss" (blue arms and apple) or, to my dismay, the famous Red vs. Blue ...
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Making Windows Explorer distinctive (changing background color or file/folder icons) for specific folder

Is there a way to change the background color in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 when the current folder being displayed meets a certain condition? Or is there a way I can change the icons of the ...
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How can i force all printers in a domain to print black and white?

I want all users in a domain to print only black and white. There are several makes and models of printers. The users shouldn't be able to change back to color printing. There are both local ...
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Is there anyway to color `git push` output?

I've tried using: stderred, https://github.com/sickill/stderred colors in git, http://scie.nti.st/2007/5/2/colors-in-git global config color.ui=true. Though the output from git push on error is ...
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Setting Notepad++ find results style

I am using a dark scheme with a custom language / syntax highlighting. This results in a "find result" window which is very hard to read. Where does Notepad++ find results style get set, so I can ...
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Mac OSX: Cannot color broken symlinks

On my linux machine, you can tell intact symlinks from broken ones, because broken ones are colored red. I've tried to set this up on my mac by adding some configurations to PSCOLORS in my ...
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256 color support for vim background in tmux

while using vim within tmux I can see that 256 color support is enabled. with $tput colors However changing the colorscheme in vim while in tmux will change the colorscheme on a per line basis but ...
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MySQL command line color prompt

I want to add colors to the MySQL command line color prompt. I have so far in a script (database.sh): mysql -uroot -hlocalhost -A --prompt="\u@\h:\d> " I would like root to be red, @ to be ...
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Configure GNU Screen's colors?

GNU Screen gives my bash prompt nice colors, though the dark blue is hard to read on a black background. I can change the ls colors using /etc/DIR_COLORS but the bash prompt in screen doesn't get ...