Balsamiq Community Discussion

Support quick color change

It would be great if you could right-click and get a very small color picker from the context menu of my 4-most used colors. (cascading option, maybe?). I change the color of text, arrows and rules all the time to indicate different things. It’s a bit of a pain to have to open the huge properties panel and select a color all the time. I also have a keyboard shortcut to add colors (e.g. {color:red} {color}) but even that is a pain.

Hi there @tunebeach61 and welcome back to the forum.

It’s a great suggestion and one we are formally tracking. We know we could improve how regularly used colors are accessed so I’ll go ahead and add your vote in support.

Your keyboard shortcut idea is a good one but I know those can be a pain to manage.

One other approach you could use is to create Symbols for controls you commonly use in different colors which could then be accessed conveniently from the UI Library:

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or Quick Add:

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Any questions, we’re here and happy to help.