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
    10 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.

      10 years ago

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

    Ray Alston
    10 years ago

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

      Ray Alston
      10 years ago

      Forgot to ask … is it possible to delete them?

        10 years ago

        Replace it with white.

          Ray Alston
          9 years ago

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

    richard
    10 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.

      10 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
    10 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.

      10 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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