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Thread: using eyedropper to select color on desktop settings

  1. #1
    tmillic NNTP User

    Default using eyedropper to select color on desktop settings

    With KDE4.2 and Opensuse 11.1, I would like to use the eyedropper to pick
    a color from the desktop image to apply as the background color and the
    color on the second monitor. However, when I click on Color under Desktop
    Settings, the desktop and all other applications gray, and the color
    selected with the eyedropper is the grayed color from the now grayed out
    desktop, not the true color. How do I keep the other applications from
    graying out so that I can use the eyedropper to select the true color of
    something?

  2. #2
    Chris Maaskant NNTP User

    Default Re: using eyedropper to select color on desktop settings

    tmillic wrote:

    > How do I keep the other applications from
    > graying out so that I can use the eyedropper to select the true color of
    > something?


    I think you can change this in KDE's systemsettings desktop effects
    somewhere.
    There's a option there to gray out the desktop when a dialog appears.
    I'm not sure if that's what your looking for.

    But, i do know a workaround that will work.
    Simply make a screenshot of your desktop and then pick the color from the
    image :-)

    --
    Chris Maaskant

  3. #3
    tmillic NNTP User

    Default Re: using eyedropper to select color on desktop settings

    That's a good idea. The GIMP has an eyedropper. I just used it and
    noted the html number it showed.
    Thanks.
    :-)

    Chris Maaskant wrote:

    > tmillic wrote:
    >
    >> How do I keep the other applications from
    >> graying out so that I can use the eyedropper to select the true

    color of
    >> something?

    >
    > I think you can change this in KDE's systemsettings desktop effects
    > somewhere.
    > There's a option there to gray out the desktop when a dialog

    appears.
    > I'm not sure if that's what your looking for.
    >
    > But, i do know a workaround that will work.
    > Simply make a screenshot of your desktop and then pick the color

    from the
    > image :-)
    >



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