[TxMt] Color picker for CSS/HTML coding "Show" is not "Choose"

Eric O'Brien ericob at possibilityengine.com
Mon Dec 24 07:24:57 UTC 2007

I consider "Show" to be passive.  That is, any information displayed  
will no be editable.

In this case, I want to "Select," or "Choose," or "Specify," or  
"Define," or... whatEVER, a color.

I want to be able to enter/add a color value by way of the process of  
visually referencing a color.  While I want to SEE a representation  
of the color I'm choosing, simply "Showing" a color it is not what I  
want to do.


On Dec 13, 2007, at 8:42 PM, Rob McBroom wrote:

> On 2007-Dec-13, at 3:51 PM, Allan Odgaard wrote:
>> On 13 Dec 2007, at 16:23, Rob McBroom wrote:
>>> On Dec 13, 2007, at 9:54 AM, Thomas Aylott - subtleGradient wrote:
>>>> Maybe "Insert Color with Color Picker…" ?
>>> I think just "Color Picker…" would give you a pretty good idea  
>>> what it does.
>> Should we also change “Open…” into “File Requester…” or maybe  
>> “Open File with File Requester…” ;)
> Ha. OK, I see what you're getting at. Let me put it this way. I  
> wanted this very feature the other day when messing with some CSS,  
> but didn't "discover" it (to use Thomas's word). I only know about  
> it because of this thread. I ended up using Xylescope or something  
> to get the right color. If it had been labeled "Color Picker…", I  
> would have instead said "Oh, cool. It *is* there."
> Of course, when *I'm* the one developing an application, I expect  
> the users to adapt to the correct terminology, rather than me doing  
> something incorrectly to meet expectations. :)
> "Show Colors…" (*with* the ellipsis) is better than what we've got,  
> but it still would leave me wondering if it was going to be a drop- 
> down full of hexadecimal numbers or what. I guess some people would  
> say the same about "color picker" though. How about "Open a  
> Graphical Color Selection Panel in a Separate Window That Will  
> Insert a Hexadecimal Representation of the Selected Color when  
> Closed…"?
> ---
> Rob McBroom
> <http://www.skurfer.com/>

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