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

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Color transparency in Inkscape palette (.gpl)

I am using color palette in Inkscape, through the .gpl file format (GIMP uses the same format, according to DuckDuckGo) : GIMP Palette Name: Character/Dragon/Magma Columns: 3 # 241 33 33 Body 253 ...
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Color a cell in MS Excel sheet, if do not fall in range

We need to enter lots of data in a excel sheet. Later we want to color code that data. I will be the one preparing this excel sheet and sharing with team. What I want is the moment I put a number and ...
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AMD Radeon HD 7640G inverting colours

I have not been able to find anyone else on the internet that has had this issue, so I am hoping someone will be able to help me out. When you plug in or remove any external device, VGA/HDMI/USB the ...
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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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Change the white background in webpages to another color

I'm currently using a dark theme in Firefox. It looks really nice, but many webpages use a plain white background. The resulting contrast is a little unpleasant and sometimes hurts the eye when I ...
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Preview Microsoft Word in Greyscale?

If I have a Microsoft Word document with colour images, but I have a monochrome printer, how can I preview the document in greyscale to verify what the printed document will look like?
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How to change the background color in SumatraPDF reader?

How to change the background color. I would like to change it to something easier to read, is there an option to change this anywhere?
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Mac OS X: Is there a straightforward way to color ls output according to Finder label colors?

I have a client with a directory tree that has a number of high-level directories that I need to have on my local development machine. I rarely look at them unless something goes awry. I've marked ...
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Can Windows 8 handle separate color profiles for multiple displays?

I'm currently using a laptop attached to an external monitor. I only ever use one of the displays at a time (external when at home, laptop when on the road). When I'm only using the external monitor, ...
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How to get Windows 10 title bar color to preserve when focus is lost?

I changed the accent color in the Windows 10 settings, and set windows to use that accent color for their title bars, but whenever the window loses focus, it reverts back to it's non-colored form. ...
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How to remove colored window outline in Windows 10?

Notice the blue border around the settings window: I have that blue border because I changed my accent color to blue. I want my accent color to be blue so the start menu buttons are blue, but I ...
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How to change Chrome highlight color

Background: I love Chrome, and I love using it for reading the news. However I prefer a lower contrast reading background. When you highlight all the text on a web page, the background goes blue, and ...
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ConEmu + ls — 256 colors not working

I'm using ConEmu (specifically Cmder's version). Running 'cmd', it supports 256 colors (top). However, I can't get other programs to run in 256 color mode. I've tried Perl (middle) and ls (bottom), ...
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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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How to setup in `~/.vimrc` a mapping for `colorscheme` to toggle `solarized` between `dark` and `light`?

How to setup in ~/.vimrc a mapping for colorscheme to toggle solarized between dark and light? Both background and colorscheme in ~/.vimrc are badly misbehaving! I have setup solarized to work on ...
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256 color display in linux command-line?

Is it possible to have the linux command line (no graphical interface/X server) display 256 color like most terminals do? And if not, whats stopping it from being developed?
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Multiple conditional color formatting on a cell using IF… IF… ELSE

I've got three columns of Names, gender, DoB. Gender column as either "M" or "F" keyed in. DoB column has the date of birth mentioned as dd-MMM Color formatting of DoB column needs to fulfill the ...
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Different color scheme for monitor and printer with gedit

When I use gedit (the Ubuntu default text editor), I like to use a dark color scheme like Oblivion. A problem I'm facing however is that when the documented is printed the result is not very ...
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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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Canon Pixma B200 error; what is it and can I fix it?

I have an MG 5300 series Canon Pixma printer. Halfway through printing a page, an error - B200 -came up and it says: printer error has occurred. Unplug the power cord and contact the service ...
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urxvt uses pink instead of solarized until I run xrdb ~/.Xresources

Edit: I discovered, that this seems to be a bug in Ubuntu: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/1163129 - Any idea how to fix this by myself? I just want to switch to urxvt, but I ...
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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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change mac appearance color (from blue and graphite)

The choice of either Blue or Graphite in Appearance looks so poor and sad. I am running OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 but the same ever boring colors have been in all versions. Screenshot: is there ANY way ...
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PDF reader with inverted colors or invert colors only on one app?

I'm new to OSX and have a copy of OSX Yosemite. I really like iBooks and Preview, but I need a night theme or the option to invert colors as in Linux with Gnome's Document Viewer. I'm aware that I ...
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Switching webpages between black-on-white and white-on-black display mode

You know, at times when you look at the monitor at night in the dark room, white background on webpages really burns your eyes out. I need find out how to change the way webpages display text, ...
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Laptop is not stating properly and gives blue,red,green etc color screen some times with a noise

When I'm turning on my Samsung R580 laptop its screen becomes red, green, orange, blue with a noise like short circuiting. When I shut it down by pressing the button then 4 or 5 times the machine will ...
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External monitor has dark banding around colors

I'm not sure how to describe this phenomenon properly. However, my new Asus VX24AH shows dark borders/banding around coloured boxes or text. It is plugged into a Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro using ...
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Indication Colour for New Emails?

I've recently upgraded Mozilla Thunderbird to v3 on Windows XP. In v2 I think when new (POP3) emails were downloaded, there were a little star icon next to my local folders where it's filtered to ...
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How to temporarily remap colors on laptop display

My laptop is infected with the famous green-pink screen problem. I am looking for a way to temporarily remap colors on the screen so that I could use it in the meantime before sending it off to get it ...
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Background color behaves bad in eclipse

I am trying to change background color for eclipse. I want the editor background to be completely black. To make the UI respond I first have to choose a random color, as I do at step A in the picture. ...
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How to change the background color of a single page in Word 2010?

I can easily change the page color of every pages in my document thanks to the Page Layout Tab in the Ribbon, but I would like to change the color of a single page. Any idea about how to to this with ...
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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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Can a printer print white color?

I was reading about different color models, when this question hit my mind. Can the CMYK color model generate white color? Printers use CMYK color mode. What will happen if I try to print a white ...
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Color variations when playing video files through media players

I am a Software Engineer and using a HP ProBook 4540s laptop. I have installed windows 8.1 (64-bit) for myself and all the drivers are up-to-date. When I play video files (I checked *.mp4 and *.wmv ...
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Why would a high resolution printer have the jaggies?

I was recently looking at buying a color laser printer (the Brother HLL8250CDN) and some reviewers complained that text was not sharp but jaggy, which does not make sense to me because it is a high ...
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SVG gradient does not yield correct start and end colours

I have a linear gradient from #F1BC6D to #EA5D49. But the rendered colours are not close to these start and stop values. Why? <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?> <svg ...
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How can you invert the colors of a PDF?

I need to invert all the colors of a PDF document (background, text, graphics, and images). I want it persistent in the file so the inverted viewing options, that some viewers offer, won't help. ...
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how do I change the colour scheme on PuTTY?

I'm using PuTTY to SSH from my PC at home to Linux computers at work, but some of the text (folder names) is dark blue on black, which is almost impossible to read. How do I change the colour-scheme? ...
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Changing colors of the powershell prompt in Windows 10

In Windows 10, the powershell prompt has improved with more coloring. Command parameters are now highlighted in a different color, making the experience much nicer. However, I like to customize the ...
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Replicate Intel color settings with NVidia?

I recently bought an ASUS with a GeForce GTX 970M card, and I found that the default desktop color settings are very different from what I'm normally used to (I had always used Intel video cards until ...
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howto change screen hardstatus dynamically with format, from shell?

howto change screen hardstatus dynamically with format, from shell ? I successfully configured screen using 256 colors and tabs and so on, here is my .screenrc : http://pastebin.com/g8XbMWBH I use ...
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GIMP save PNG in 16 and 24 bit

I have a .png image which I need to save in 24 and 16bit using gimp. I went to Image -> Mode -> Indexed, but maximum value is 256 colors. I tried to paste in 16777216 colors for 24bit, but it did ...
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Why aren't the intensity/saturation/brightness controls working on Windows 10?

I'm trying to change the color of my taskbar to white, as it was before I upgrades to Win 10. I read online that you can get to the color mixer by using the control color command in regedit. I'm able ...
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How to change the background color in Windows Photo Viewer

When you open a picture file in Windows Photo Viewer the default background color is white. This is just fine in most use cases. But you might find yourself in a situation where your picture is very ...
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Viewing channels in Gimp

I would love to be able to view channels as black to white in gimp, if I look at for example the green channel it will show the intensity from zero = black, to 1 = full green. In Photoshop it show ...
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Excel: Count colors in a personnel schedule

This is driving me nuts. Please help. I have a personnel spreadsheet. Names on the Y-axis (column A). Column B reflects each employees' work category (text field). Day of the month across the top on ...
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ZSH in iTerm2: Why my prompt can only use 8 colors?

I am trying to set a color prompt in ZSH ($TERM=xterm-256color), but it can only get 8 colors out: Only the bright version of the colors. This is only the case for prompt, while the other applications ...
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Invert screen colors by *value*

How do I invert screen colors by value? The most common way to invert colors is to use RGB-negation. Unfortunately, it's not very beautiful: blue becomes yellow, green becomes magenta, etc. What I ...
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How to make `git log` show colors correctly in MobaXterm?

I tried git config --global color.ui auto, but it made no difference—the git log output is still full of [[32m, [[m, etc. How can I make git log (and any other commands with color output) show up ...
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Is there a photoshop filter that limits colors, but better than posterize?

Here's an example of what I want to do. The idea is: the filter looks for areas of adjacent (or even non-adjacent) colors that are very similar (only a few color levels off from each other) and ...