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Shortcut to activate eyedropper to pick a color

I really miss the (l) colorpipette/colorpicker shortcut. Because I now have too much (mouse/pen)movement to the right panel, in stead of doing all with shortcuts... This and more shortcuts from photoshop/illustrator like (z) for zoom.

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      • Cameron Sagey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Definitely needs to be a left side of the keyboard shortcut since it's used so often. Cntrl C works well in sketch... but just C would be legit. And yeah, cant switch from Sketch until the shortcuts are improved. F and B to toggle fills and borders is a must too (although I could settle for Illustrator style / and X)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        adobe has given up on its users. During the wireframe / interaction design or even flow process of designing this product. This should have been a topic of discussion at some point, since its approximation towards photoshop. The fact they left it out just shows the quality of hierarchical thought within the company.

        Even this long within the version count this has yet to be implemented. I will switch to revision as soon as it is available. Such a shame since many aspects of the app work wonderfully and is remarkably snappy and fluid.

      • Matt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Coming from Sketch, missing this shortcut feels so bad. Please add ASAP

      • Lovechand Shrestha commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yeah setting alt would be nice rather than "I" coz my left hand is always around left part of the keyboard - I think everyone does. This would be a consistent idea Adobe. Please integrate this feature as soon as possible. Plz.

      • Julz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Dying to have this feature... agree that it's a real wall having to go to the far right panel to choose a colour, and now the eyedropper has been put behind the colour selector making it a marathon just to change the colour/stroke of a shape.

        Would LOVE to have the shortcut keys:

        i - color picker
        s - stroke color picker

        would save me soooo much time

        For that matter, a screen to manage/assign shortcuts would be very helpful.

      • Diego Marinho commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I feel like adobe tried so much to approximate to Sketch that forgot its own users. Ctrl+L to lock objects its really bugging me instead of Ctrl+2 for example, and of course (i) for eye dropper.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please insert the CTRL+C shortcut to open the eyedropper and change the fill color of a layer. Without this simple but important shortcut, I can't switch from Sketch!

      • idk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be real nice to have, especially since the function has been extra-hidden since some update ago.

      • ndeerz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I miss the eyedropper on the main toolbar. Why hide it in the context menu? It was much more convenient to use before, please return it to its place.

      • Steve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For me, it felt a nicer user experience having the colour picker top level prior to the Nov 2017 update. It now feels frustrating to use in comparison.

        Why not have the colour picker in two places? If not, a shortcut would be nice.

      • Luca Vavassori commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        An eyedropper shortcut is even more needed now, after the change that was released with the 2.0 XD CC update, where we now have the eyedropper button hidden within the color picker.

        This change is good because now we can grab colors and add them to a gradient, but this scenario only happens rarely.
        It's much more common that we need to grab just one color for a shape or a text object, and in this case the eyedropper tool is even less accessible than before: you now need two clicks to activate it, which is far from ideal.

        I see 2 solutions:

        1. Enable a shortcut to activate the eyedropper tool, like in Sketch (CTRL +C)

        2. Or activate the eyedropper tool by default, as soon as you open the color picker and as long as the mouse cursor is anywhere outside the color picker area.
        Exactly like in Photoshop, which I think is great and super quick.

        Thanks!

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