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Re: Colour Browser


On Fri, 2004-04-23 at 17:44 +0100, Iain Mac Donald wrote:

> Hello folks,
> Way back in the days of old (OK Gnome 1.4) there was a colour browser
> which was part of the gnome-utils package (gcolorsel). One particularly
> handy feature of gcolorsel was the ability to "grab" a colour from
> anywhere on your desktop not just from within one application. 
> So when you see a nice colour(s) when surfing, for example, just use the
> eyedropper in gcolorsel and you can identify it by hex. Then I can just
> pop the number into my CSS sheet. I actually still use gcolorsel as I
> have a machine on the network with 1.4 and I access it using a remote X
> session. One day though this machine will have to be upgraded :(
> Now there is no applet that I know of in gnome 2.4 nor is there one
> coming in 2.6 that can do the same thing. Unless someone knows
> otherwise?

In the rare times I need to do design, I always pull up the "Change
Desktop Background" dialog and use it's color selector.  Because it's
not auto-apply you don't have to worry about it actually changing the
color of your desktop.  Kind of a hack but works for me.

Thomas E Jenkins <tjenkins@cavtel.net>

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