Changing the Order Status, Status. F, C, O etc and resulting colour of icon

How do you do this?

I asume a file has to be edited?

Also, how can you change what status an order gets by default?

for example: If its a direct deposit order and you want it to default to a custom status or different status instead of going to “open” automatically…

The color is controlled by CSS so look in styles.css or styles.base.css. Look for classes like 'status-link-b', 'status-link-c', etc.

The 2nd question would require a small amount of custom programming. By default, any order that does not have a processor_id (payment provider) associated with it will automatically go to Open when the order completes.