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

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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 ...
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How to set a color for macros inside emacs?

I would know if it is possible to set C/C++ macros to be a specific color when the files are opened in emacs.
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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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less with color and locale

Using cygwin I've a problem in less: I can't see colors (for example using grep --color) and I can't set the locale I'm using (LC_ALL=C). I type this command: echo òùàòùàòà | grep --color àò | sort ...
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Visual Studio colors mess up

Every once in a while, Visual Studio decides to mess up my colors. This is what happens: It should look like this: I'm not sure what is causing this, but I hope someone else has experienced ...
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IPS panel color acuracy web design

I design websites on a fairly nice IPS panel screen. My problem is that everything looks so marvelous on the IPS panel and then I go and look at a standard TFT screen and my coloring is really dull ...
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How can I change font and color of the captions under the icons on the desktop?

I am trying to use a different font and color for the captions on the icons on the desktop. Under Personalize I have been able to change the icon spacing (both horizontal and vertical) and the size of ...
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Can f.lux's automatic behaviour be overridden?

I found out about f.lux when someone mentioned it on another question here on SU that I happened to stumble upon. I've been using it ever since because it's a simple, original, useful piece of ...
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less emulate a TTY to preserve piped color output

When you pipe something through less, the program usually discards color codes because it's not outputting to a TTY. So you have to add --color=always to the options for it to work. ls -l ...
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Making the active window in vim more obvious

My workspace is normally one very big xterm with vim, split into six or more buffers. It would be really helpful if it were more obvious which one was the active buffer. Right now I'm using the ...
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Visual Studio 2010 looks like Hot Dog Stand

This is what my Visual Studio 2010 window looks like. Obviously not ideal. I used to have C# 2010 Express installed, all was fine, something happened, and then the colors went like this. I ...
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transformation to match color profiles between two photos

I have a set of photos X taken with camera 1 and a set of photos Y taken with camera 2 of the same objects. I want to find a transformation such that when I apply it to a photo Xi, the output will be ...
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White color is not white in Windows Picture Viewer

Recently bought new monitor. And connected it with HDMI. No new monitor extends my laptops in-built monitor. There is 1 problem with white color (all other colors are awesome) This is how Windows 7 ...
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Arch Linux: colors from terminal in bash script?

In addition to ArchLinux - yaourt: save updatelog? With tee I am able to get the output at a file and at the terminal at the same time. But when I execute yaourt -Syu | tee yaourt.log in a bash file ...
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Colour-code terminal windows by host

I regularly work on different hosts using ssh, and I sometimes get confused about which computer I'm running commands on. I've occasionally come close to issuing halt(8) commands to the wrong host. ...
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Is it possible to change linux terminal color whenever I am connected (ssh) to another machine

I would like to have my terminal colors changed whenever I am connected (through ssh) to another linux machine. This way, I know that I am putting commands in a remote computer just by looking at ...
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Text editor to colour code rich text format (Rtf) commands

Is there a program which can read and colour code Rtf code in its text editor? Notepad++ supports the coloring of many languages such as C++ or Javascript, but Rtf isn't supported (it's not exactly a ...
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CMYK conversion from RGB

I have several RGB images that I have to convert to CMYK for a paper submission. I have a Photoshop Elements 9 license but it doesn't support CMYK. I remember having tried with ImageMagick on Linux ...
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An application to easily pick a color in Mac OS X and get the hex value

I'm looking for a way to easily pick a color from anywhere on the screen in Mac OS X and get the value as a hex code (like #ACC782 ). OS X has a built in system "color picker" and I found a ...
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Vim colors not working properly in terminal

I'm using gnome terminal, and vim with solarized color theme. When I open vim in the terminal, it's illegible. But when I open a file in gvim, the color scheme works perfectly. Gnome terminal's ...
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Reset Aquamacs colours

I'm not quite sure how, but when I start Aquamacs now, the background is black with a yellow cursor and white text. Being a beginner to Aquamacs, its hard for me to tell what's gone wrong. Above ...
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Fooling a program to think the Windows XP theme is different

I love using light-text-on-dark-background color schemes for as many programs as I can. However, I don't use a light-on-dark theme for Windows XP itself, because many Windows programs do not play ...
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How can I make terminal Vim look as good as MacVim?

I'm using the same color scheme for Vim both in the Terminal and in MacVim, but they end up getting totally different colors. Terminal: and MacVim: Why is this happening? It does this with ...
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cannot correct color on external monitor

External monitor color is different from internal display. I have a Lenovo W520, 4270CTO, built July 8th, 2011, Win7 Pro, i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHZ. 8GB DDR3-SDRAM (1333MHz) Samsung memory, laptop ...
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16 color terminal (console, no X) only shows 8 colors?

I've been using Arch Linux on my new laptop and I'm trying to configure it such that I don't have any need for a DE or X server -- I just want command line utilities and a VC (productivity and saving ...
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How can I change the color of a BSOD?

I know that its possible to change the Windows boot themes, and logon backgrounds... Is it Possible to make an orange BSOD (or a OSOD)? I'm trying to prank one of my friends, and I though this would ...
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How to change the background color of a transparent desktop image on Mac OS X?

Under Desktop & Screen Saver I have selected to show a PNG image with transparency on my Desktop. It looks like this: The transparent area shows the exact same color that is listed as the first ...
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What colour is the dark green on 'old fashioned' green screen computer displays/VDUs?

I'd like to make my text editors display like the old skool white-on-green VDUs of yore that I can just about remember from my childhood. I have this idea they might be easier on my old eyes. I was ...
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How to color highlight text in a black/white document easily

I am editing a 96 chapter book. The text is in normal black letters on a white background. What I want to be able to do is: I want to have any changes or additions automatically shown in another ...
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OS X Terminal using default ANSI colours for every theme

For some reason, every theme I palette I've had installed for the OS X Terminal.app has reverted to using the default ANSI colours. The themes have been working fine up until this point and I can't ...
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Why does code pasted from Visual Studio to Word and from Word to Gmail keep colors?

Why, if I copy code from Visual Studio directly into Gmail, all styles are removed but if copied first to Word and then from Word into Gmail then all styles including fonts and color are kept?
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How do I change the login screen colour or background in Windows 7?

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium at home and Professional at work. How can I change the colour and/or the background image of the lock/login screen? I'd like to set it to something nicer than the ...
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How to apply software display calibration while running F.lux?

I got great results from doing software calibration with Color Management in Windows 7, but F.lux resets the profile to its own every second. Is there any other way to calibrate the display that works ...
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Why does Chrome print portions in color, even though I print in black and white?

The document I want to print uses a blue color for paragraph headings. Even though I click on "Black and White" as my printing choice in Google Chrome 15, the document is printed exactly as it appears ...
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Is it possible to change the UI color of a single program in Windows 7?

I know it's possible to set the global UI colors in Windows 7 via the system preferences. But is it possible to set a different UI color scheme just for one program? I am asking, because I'm using ...
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How to preview css color codes in Dreamweaver CS5?

Editing some css code. If I delete the '#' sign the color widget pops up allowing me to select a new color. But I'd like to know how I can see what color 'e9f4fa' is. From within the dreamweaver cs5. ...
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Changing colors of linux command line mode

I've recently installed an ubuntu 10.04 server LTS and found out that it looked more attractive to me. Is there a way to get the same coloring mode on CentOS 5/6? Also, the current user@host on ...
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How can I change the color of a Putty session based on the directory I'm browsing?

I'm not interested in a definitive change of colors for Putty (or terminal), but in a color specific change based on the directory I'm currently browsing, especially to avoid big mistakes between two ...
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Mac text editor that can colour chunks of code?

I'm an avid Textmate user and for the job I'm working on could really do with highlighting large chunks of code. It's a proper soup at the moment and it would be great if I could highlight a chunk and ...
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Terminal / Editor themes for colourblindness?

I "suffer" (not really) from a difficult-to-diagnose form of colourblindness. It generally corresponds with red-green colourblindness, but there are some quirks. There's a definite cognitive element ...
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Why is everything blue?

Okay, I think a screen shot can best explain this. It happens on everything. Seemly toolbars in any application really. Mostly Microsoft ;). any solutions on how to fix this would be great. Its ...
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How to optimize colors for video projectors?

as I am doing my first conference talk, I want to prepare as best as I can. I often encounter problems that make my images looking on laptop/workstation screen perfect, but you can't see anything or ...
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How do I change the RGB colour of objects in GIMP?

Some background: I am attempting to do some web design as a hobby. I am now at the point where I want to start introducing some texture to the site, and Tileables seems useful. The readme in the ...
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Is there a way to change the Windows default color picker? [closed]

I have to keep entering custom colors by hand and its a pain! There has to be a better way to do this -- especially on applications that are using the default color picker... Anyone? From any third ...
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How can I copy the hex color code of whatever pixel my mouse is hovering over?

I am looking for some powertoy or shortcut or software that will allow me to quickly copy the hex color code (I.e. #ff0000) from whatever I currently have my mouse over on the screen. does this exist? ...
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How to fix color profile issue in Vista on headless PC?

In Vista (and W7 too?), there is a known issue that can crop up which impacts the color profile when viewing images in Photo Gallery (and elsewhere). The MS solution (see here) requires setting the ...