MacMost Now 737: The Color Picker

The Color Picker is a small window that appears in many Mac applications. You can use it to choose a color in many different ways. You can also save your favorite colors to slots. Those favorites will then appear in any app that uses the Color Picker.

Comments: 10 Responses to “MacMost Now 737: The Color Picker”

    Shirley Allan
    7 years ago

    Why go all the way to the menu in two places Format>Font>Show colors in TextEdit? Just use the tool bar and choose Show Colors below the checkerboard colors. You’re using the long way round.

      7 years ago

      You can do it that way, sure. You can also use the keyboard shortcut to be even quicker.

    Ray Alston
    7 years ago

    Hi Gary, a very useful guide … as usual!
    Those colour picker favourites…. is it possible to them?

      Ray Alston
      7 years ago

      Forgot to ask … is it possible to delete them?

        7 years ago

        Replace it with white.

          Ray Alston
          7 years ago

          Now why didn’t I think of that? Many thanks, Gary.

    richard
    7 years ago

    Hi Gary, Mandarin language lessons. Using a Text Edit document to store colloquial sayings/sentences to build up vocab.
    would like all sentences (e.g. that’s right – meicuor 没错~~) to be
    in Times New Roman – regular – 18
    some i build myself > some come from the chinese lessons podcast /discussions section that i copy and paste but in different fonts and sizes > then i manually change.
    can you suggest a better way and possibly use color picker for the 2nd section (call pinyin) in a color.

      7 years ago

      I’m not quite sure what you are asking. I have no experience using non-Latin fonts in word processing so I don’t think I can be of much help.

    richard
    7 years ago

    sorry for my ambiguous question Gary.

    when i paste an english sentence with the chinese translation (as above) into my text edit document i would like the font/style /size to be >times new roman /regular/ 18 by default.

    some sentences i ‘paste’ from different language podcasts usually come in various font/style and sizes. i also would like to add a (default)color for part of the chinese translation

    i thought ‘color picker’ could be use and a text edit set-up you could suggest to save me a lot of cliking steps.

      7 years ago

      The Color Picker is for colors. What you want is the Font inspector. Command+T in TextEdit. There you can save a “favorite” font style and use that in your case. But also you might like the “Paste And Match Style” function in the Edit menu.

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