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

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Strange prompt color issue with Solarized and OSX 10.11 Terminal.app

I am trying out some Terminal.app customization and have switched from the stock bash to zsh with oh-my-zsh. I have installed patched Powerline fonts and the a port of Solarized theme for the 256-...
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VIM: How to set default color on search based syntax highlighting

Currently my /etc/vimrc file is set to the following: ( if &t_Co > 2 || has("gui_running") syntax on set hlsearch endif filetype plugin on if &term=="xterm" set t_Co=8 set t_Sb=^[[4%...
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color print job where one has to pay for color

Document: 2 legal size pages, color graphic on 1/2 of one page Print job is 2 legal pages, front/back, with one color graphic. All other graphics are either grey scale or black & white. Both ...
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Change text colour of desktop icons on Windows 10

As the title says, is there any way to change the colour of text for the icons on your desktop in Windows 10? I have a lot of nature backgrounds so white tends to blend in. I have made them bold but ...
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Finding what is specifically wrong with resolution on TV-as-monitor

Apart from my regular monitor (Acer GN246HL), I'm using a little TV (Memorex MLT1931) as a second monitor (through HDMI -- my graphics card is an AMD Radeon 7800 series -- device manager/radeon ...
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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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Iterm 3.0.2 no colors when using ls

I recently upgraded to Iterm 3.0.2 and I noticed that on my local session, both files and directories have the same color when I use ls. This happened in Iterm2, which I fixed by using this answer: ...
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Redirect colored output to file

I want to store a colored terminal output to a file (maybe a .rtf or whatever). In OSX I am able to manually copy it and paste it in a .rft file using Textedit, however I wanted to store it ...
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Change Active Taskbar Application

I currently have the Buttons on other taskbars set so Never combine So I can have multiple Chrome windows open and will see multiple Chromes on the taskbar. Now the problem is that sometimes I don't ...
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Changing background in Word 2010 doesn't change some text

When changing a word document to display a black background ( changing the page color ), not all the black text changes to white. It happens on different sections of the document and even part way ...
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Is there any way to make white backgrounds dark besides inverting?

For example, when I just google something or even here on stackexchange.com or reddit.com (or youtube, most any website really), everybody insists on making the background completely white, which is ...
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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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Reset colors on Windows command line (cmd)

I often run commands in cmd.exe that have pretty colors in their output, which is great. Unfortunately, sometimes they die in the middle, or I have to kill them, and then the console window itself ...
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Enable 256 colors in VMWare terminal

As part of my work I am creating a lot of virtual machines and often powering them down and starting back up. Since I work in QA, I often need to reset the virtual server to default configurations to ...
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Editing a group policy to allow someone to print on a colored printer

I work for a service desk and recently took a call about someone not being able to print from a colored printer. They are able to print on the printer, however everything comes out as black and white. ...
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How do I change the color vibrance/saturation with Intel graphics on my laptop?

The nVidia control panel has an option to adjust the saturation and other properties of the image shown on the screen. Is there any way to do this with the Intel Graphics driver? My laptop model is a ...
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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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Do blue light filters actually reduce blue light?

I'm using redshift to reduce the blue light of my computer screen, which is supposed to be more relaxing for the eyes. So I wander, if the screen is visibly more reddish, does that mean that there is ...
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Changing File Explorer Background Color Windows 8.1

I want to change the white flourish background color of default file explorer in Windows 8.1 Pro. Its hard to see white background color every time people with weak eye-sight or for continuous ...
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color matrixes replace white with grey using

Hi I'm working with color matrixes, https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms533875(v=vs.85).aspx and I'm looking for a way to only convert all white in grey, while keeping all ...
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VIM syntax highlighting works in MacVim but not vi in terminal?

When I edit a file with mvim (Installed via MacVim) I see syntax highlighting in colour on a large range of files. However, when I edit with the built in vi there is never syntax highlighting. 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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How to use colored cells along with multiple criteria data in formulae

I have an issue where I need to use SumIf/SumIfs formula to accomplish the following: - Find cells within the spreadsheet filled with different colors which indicates a specific product and test for ...
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Understanding how LCD colors really work

A yellow pixel is created by filtering out only the blue component. In a yellow pixel, 1/3 of the area is red and 1/3 is green. This means that within a yellow 2 x 2 area on the screen, there are 4 ...
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What is the order of the colors in a terminator palette?

The order I enter the colors into the terminator palette effects which element has which color in vim. So how do I know the order in which I have to enter the colors into the terminator palette so I ...
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notepad++ - How to choose editor background color for a specific language?

How can I set the background color of the editor for a specific language in notepad++? I know there are similar question on superuser but they don't solve the following problem I have: If I change ...
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Disable color in shell/terminal

I want to disable all color in my shell. Not ls, not nano, not vi, nothing. What's the best way to achieve this?
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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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how can I change the tooltip color in windows 10?

There are ways to change the fontsize of, some, but not all, tooltips in Win10. But I wanna change the tooltip COLOR, like it was possible in WinXP until Win7. Specifically, I want the tooltip ...
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Powerpoint 2010: Reapply last text color with keyboard / Default action with ribbon hotkeys

In Powerpoint 2010 one can click the text-color chooser to reapply the last color selected. However, when navigating to it with the ribbon hotkeys – in the German version [Alt], R, F, B – the color-...
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Set PuTTY's appearance in Windows

Is it possible to configure PuTTY to have me some nice colour scheme like vim's desert? I'm an PuTTY user under Windows and my login shell is tcsh. The current PuTTY theme setting is a very boring "...
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Best way to pick a color from an Image

What is the best possible way to pick a color from the image ? What I need is that, when I move the cursor to any particular point in the image, Hex code of the color at the cursor should be ...
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Canon MP258 not printing DARK YELLOW color

I am using Canon inkjet printer PIXMA MP258 color printer (with CISS) Since yesterday it is not printing yellow color. In nozzle check it prints light yellow but not the dark yellow. scanned nozzle ...
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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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Windows 7 Colors (PNG darker in browsers)

A few days ago I installed f.lux, and since then I've noticed that my PNG images look darker in Firefox. I've never encountered such a problem before. It doesn't work with it (f.lux) disabled either. ...
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Is it possible to alter the color range for a laptop screen or PC monitor by using software only?

I have run into a display problem on my laptop: black color is displayed as red; white color is displayed as turquoise. I knew the reason was one of the two - the cable connecting display to ...
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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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Reset colors on Windows command line (cmd) when ssh'd into another box

This is pretty close to a duplicate of this question: Reset colors on Windows command line (cmd) The difference is that I'm ssh'd into a unix box with Cygwin... When I call reset I don't get my ...
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Convert black & white to 'colour & white' (PDF)

I have PDFXchange Pro editor and Id like to compare 2x black & white engineering drawings. I can use the ‘Overlay’ option to stack them, but both drawings remain black & white which doesn’t ...
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Virtual PDF printers don't render text background color

I noted recently that a Win10 box that I have, stopped printing text background color in virtual PDF printer. At first I charged it on the virtual PDF printer used (Bullzip), but that same printer ...
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word 2013 to pdf; custom page, margins, background color leaves blank area

word 2013 background color set via design -> page color custom page size is 12.58w x 9.25 ht margins are 0 on all sides. in my so-called full page view, the background fills the whole 12.58x9.25 ...
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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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Why does a background color in Word not print?

When you go to set a background color doing the the 'correct' way through 'design, page background, page color' (Word 2013), the background color never prints and you're forced to insert a shape and ...
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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 WINE provide support for 256-color only configuration?

Attempting to install and run MYST under WINE on OpenSUSE. I have had success with several other old games, but this one specifically requires a 256-color display. When I attempt to run the ...
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How can i get my colors to print out solid and not half toned?

I notice that my colors are printing out with little dots like a half tone or newsprint. I've looked in my settings and I don't know how to fix it. I want my colors to be solid. Does this mean my ...
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How to change the colour of Sticky Notes in Windows?

I know the usual method to change the colour to some other prredefined colour as given below: The given colours are there for a long time and I get bored using only these colours. Also, I am using a ...
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How to change link colors in Firefox and Chrome, but leave all other color and fonts as they are?

Some people who suffer protanomaly can hardly distinguish red text from black text on computer screens. Many web pages like AskUbuntu.com show visited and unvisited text links in red'ish colors. That ...
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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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Outlook 2010 overriding Windows 7 visual theme settings

I'm helping a visually impaired friend of mine learn how to use her Windows 8 computer. My friends accesses her computer using the JAWS screenreader (http://www.freedomscientific.com/Products/...