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Re: Need something similar to mate-color-select

On 05/26/2017 08:24 AM, Lisi Reisz wrote:
On Friday 26 May 2017 14:09:21 Richard Owlett wrote:
I'm using Stretch with MATE desktop.
I need to chose a solid color for my background.
It is unsuitable for two reasons:
    1. The sample color display is *TOO* small.
    2. When using the color wheel an *ANNOYING* text box appears.

An acceptable solution would replace the too small color sample by
changing mate-color-select's background color in real-time as any of the
provided parameters are changed.


Join the Mate development team, then you can develop the bits you
want as you want.

Otherwise, put in a wish-bug.  You might be lucky and someone might
pick it up, if the numbers of those who like the text box do not too
greatly outnumber you.

In reverse order, the text box is a minor annoyance but useful to many.

As to the first, I have a very strong gut feel that an adequate tool already exists.

I had been experimenting with gpaint. It comes close.
Launch gpaint.
Select Edit->Select All
Select the icon for filling selected area.
Chose a starting color.
Click in the previously selected area. (fills the area with the color)
Maximize gpaint.
a.  Select the icon for foreground color.
b.  That displays the equivalent of mate-color-select.
c.  Select a new shade
d.  Click OK (causing equivalent of mate-color-select to close)
e.  Click selected area filling it with new shade.
f.  Recognize that's not quite the desired shade.

Repeated repeat steps a thru f.
Steps c thru f plead for their own subroutine.
I can't believe it hasn't been done already.

Thanks for trying.

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