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

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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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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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Colors differ in the dual monitor

I use a dual monitor. The colors appear entirely different on the new monitor than they do on my laptop. When you are selecting colors etc, to be included in a website design, it totally freaks me ...
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OS X Terminal command to change color themes

Is there a command that can be used to change the color scheme of the Mac OS X Terminal? I like the idea of being able to change colors depending on scripts I run. So far I am just changing the color ...
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In excel, cannot figure out why background color for a cell will not change?

Ok, so I inherited an excel workbook full of excel forms to modify. I am not the original author of the form. I cannot for the life of me figure out why it wont let me change the background color of ...
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Adjust PDF Contrast with Adobe Reader/Acrobat?

We get PDF's from our professor to read for homework but they're often scanned documents, is there a way to adjust the contrast of the text to make it easier to read? Edit: I've got Photoshop but is ...
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How can I print out a PDF substituting pixels for blue pixels?

I have no more black ink in my Canon MP560 printer. All other colors print fine. I need to print out an online train ticket. When I print it out, I can't see any of the page that is in black (most ...
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Change Window Title Text On Windows 8?

I would like to change the color of the window title text on: Windows 8 Professional x64 With all Aero features enabled On the desktop (not in MUI mode) Have tried various existing solutions for ...
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Configure Windows 7 to show all windows in black and white [duplicate]

I have difficulty viewing different types of colors. Many would call it a color impairment, because when I see to many colors my brain gets overloaded. I would like the following for Windows 7 How ...
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Get colors in less or more

When I read a file in Linux with the command less or more, how can I get the content in colors?
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GIMP: change one colour to another?

In GIMP, I have a green button GIF image: it shades from dark green to light green, against a transparent background. I would like to change it to blue, and keep the shading, so it shades from dark ...
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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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Hack Chrome to show its internal pages with black background

I love using my computer with light-on-dark themes on as many programs that allow it. That is, I love it when the background is black and the text is grey-white. It's much easier on my eyes. I'm very ...
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color coding mac terminal

how do i get the mac terminal to display colors? i.e. in fedora when i use ls it color codes the results based on if it's a file or folder. similar results on mac?
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How can I apply a color-scheme (.el file) in emacs?

I have downloaded zenburn.el that is a color-scheme for Emacs, but I don´t know how I can apply it to emacs. I am a beginner in emacs. How do I apply my .el file to emacs? Can I do some linking from ...
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Invert display colors

Is it possible to invert display colors on Windows like Macs can? I have nVidia GeForce 6200 graphics card and 17" Samsung SyncMaster display.
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How can I find out if a PNG file is 24 bit color or 32 bit color on Mac OS X?

I have PNG image files on Mac OS X. How can I find out if an image is 24 bit color or 32 bit color?
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Win7: Invert Colors Of One Specific Window

I often use ctrl+alt+I and windows magnifier to invert the colors of my screen, to make bright windows easier to read. The problem is that, eg, some windows are naturally dark and some are naturally ...
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Convert color photos of documents to good black-and-white (bitonal) images?

Since I don't have a copier or scanner, I'm using an 8 megapixel camera to copy documents. This works pretty well except they need a lot of processing afterward. I'd like to get from a photo to a ...
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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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Different Color for command and output

I was wondering if it is possible to change the color of the output of a command in linux to a different color than that of the command line where I type in. It is som monotonous and hard to find ...
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What are the Primary colors? RGB or MCY?

Our printer in office uses three Imaging units of Magenta, Cyan and Yellow. I thought the primary colours were Red, Green and Blue?
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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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Can I provide RGB hex strings in an Excel worksheet for pie chart colors without using code?

Like user1813558 in his question "Change the pie chart colors" I would like to choose the colors that Excel uses for a pie chart (indeed for any chart) as I need them to be consistent with other data ...
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48-bit colours?

Quite often, especially in X11-related things (X resources, Roxterm themes, etc) I see colours specified as 48-bit numbers: #2e2e34343636, #cccc00000000 instead of the usual 24-bit #2e3436 and #cc0000....
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Less and Grep: Getting colored results when using a pipe from grep to less

I use the --colour option of grep a lot, but I often use less as well. How can I pipe grep results to less and still preserve the coloring. (Or is that possible?) grep "search-string" -R * --colour | ...
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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 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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ZSH Completion colors and OS X

Consider this minimal .zshrc : export CLICOLOR=1; export LSCOLORS=exfxcxdxbxegedabagacad; # It is the default value on OSX, so this line can be omitted autoload -Uz compinit compinit zstyle ':...
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Mac OS X: How to change the color label of files from the Terminal

Is there a way I can set the color label of a file to some color when in the Terminal? I know that the following command lists some info about what the color currently is, but I can't figure out how ...
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What do the colors mean in htop?

For the CPU cores, I think that blue means nice, green normal CPU use and red I/O. But I'm not sure and I haven't found a definite answer. Then there are the colors for memory. What do green, blue ...
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How can I swap colors with GIMP?

I have made an image with three colors: RGB I want to swap each channel to a specific color. Is there a way to do that efficiently with GIMP? Example: I would like: Blue: #434343 Red: #EEEEEE ...
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How to make my display Grayscale?

I want to reduce the saturation of my laptop monitor to the point that it is almost grayscale. That's the goal. Intel and Asus don't have an answer. Asus Splendid and the intel graphics control panel ...
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debian/ubuntu - invert all colours in desktop session (colors)

Sometimes I need to flip from a light colour scheme to a dark one quickly, and I need it to apply not just to the desktop theme but also to any webpages that are open etc. On the Mac there's a neat ...
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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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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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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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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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Change firefox menu color using userChrome.css

I would like to expand on my question , which I asked on superuser few weeks ago. As the question was formulated, the answers were satisfactory, and I have accepted. But it turns out, it does not ...
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Running vim in Console2 does not show colours properly

So I am currently using Console2 for my command line stuff, the background shell is just the cmd.exe from windows. My problem is that I have the theme set to 'twilight` in vim, and it works perfectly ...
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Where are places other than HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console that cmd.exe stores colors?

I've imported a color scheme into my registry at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console Now when I hit Windows Key + X, and go to Command Prompt (Admin) I see my nice color scheme. If I navigate to cmd.exe and ...
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Colored copy of PuTTY window

I need to copy colored text from PuTTY window without losing color information. Console is in UTF-8 mode. What is the best method? Any parsable output will do.
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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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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 change background/foreground color on “all” existing terminals

I am looking for a command line way to change the background & foreground colors of all open terminal (and also for any new terminal, the new settings should be applied). Using something like ...
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CSS-targeting the white page that Chrome displays for a split-second while loading

When you click on a link in Chrome to go from page x to page y, for a split-second it displays a white empty page. I want to make that page black so it won't hurt my eyes. Now, I'm a fresh graduate ...
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Pages appearing in black on Firefox Developer Edition

I just installed the latest Firefox Developer's Edition (40.0a2) on one of my VMs, and most web pages are showing up on it (images included) as one big black page of nothing. (It works fine on my host ...
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Get image pixels of prescribed color

I have an image (PNG or JPG) inside which there is at least one pixel of a certain RGB color I know in advance. I want to find the pixel(s) of that color For example, I may have image.jpg, inside ...
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Windows 7 logon UI image files - How to locate and edit them?

I want to change the color of my logon screen picture box - possibly along with other interface elements - in Windows 7.The image I'm talking about is the glossy bluish box surrounding the selected ...
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How to reload windows color settings after change of registry key?

I've got a little question regarding the color settings in windows 7: Via Desktop-Right-Click -> Personalize -> Window Color -> Advances Settings I'm able to change the color of the selected items. ...