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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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      • JeffJeff commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For such a small and simple feature, this honestly should have shipped with release.

        To be clear, I'm not as bullish on the eyedropper tool's function being exactly like illustrator's (which is awesome) - I can wait for that.

        But please, for the love of all that is good and holy in this world, just give us the keyboard shortcut!

      • EricEric commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is something I really miss when I started using sketch after years of Illustrator.

      • Muhammad OsmanMuhammad Osman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        One of the best color picker is of Illustrator. It not only pick the colors but you can also apply the styles of the object. It would be great to have that in XD but if not then just a short cult with do. It's quite annoying not to have this basic feature for Adobe users.

      • SaraSara commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Came here to request this as well! I keep finding myself "I+click" and nothing happening. It's getting pretty tedious.

      • Tanya KuznetsovaTanya Kuznetsova commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When I think about the lack of this very standard functionality, I can't help but wonder if the UX team within Adobe that is working on Adobe XD Initiative is actually familiar with the standard photoshop/illustrator/inDesign workflow - and if not, I am very conerned about the future of the product.

      • Manuel Ryan EspinosaManuel Ryan Espinosa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I put in another request for this keyboard command. I use this all the time because I like to create a special art board just for my color pallet and select the color picker with the keyboard command and select various color from my pallet. Similar to the way a fine artist selects colors using his paint brush and paint pallet. If you try this, technique out you will see how smooth the technique is. __ Cheers.

      • k a t ek a t e commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This probably slows down my process the most. I don't know how there's so few votes on this.

      • JohnJohn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can you guys please at least put it in a menu so we can set custom shortcuts via OS X? :)

        Can't imagine waiting more than 1+ month without this.

      • JohnJohn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi,

        Fill would be a good starting point. I guess you could add "shift" to any shortcut combination for the stroke as well.

        Would it be possible to give an update on how the review is going? This is my biggest day-to-day pet peeve ever since transferring my workflow to XD.

      • Jonathan KnopfJonathan Knopf commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes... please add shortcuts and I would recommend having a larger right click menu option. Unless you are providing mobile support for XD design and prototyping, I don't see a need to limit contextual right click menus to Cut/Copy/Paste/Delete. Maya did a great job of this by using the space bar to create a radial hierarchy of menu items. Worth a look.

        I agree with Manuel. The biggest challenge in my workflow is in color selection, particularly because I'm constantly forced to click on the eyedropper. One really quick piece of low hanging fruit would be to increase the hit area of the dropper icon. I wish I had a dime for every time I missed the eyedropper.

        Regarding shortcuts, Eyedropper, Fill, and Stroke shortcuts would be really helpful. I would also consider maintaining a diverse set of color tools and perhaps a way to toggle tabs within the color picker panel (Hex Map, List, Crayons, etc). Throughout my experience thus far, each one of those color picker sections was of good use to me.

      • Manuel Ryan EspinosaManuel Ryan Espinosa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes..... Please have at-least the eye dropper keyboard command on the next release. Believe it or not not having this keyboard command prevents the creative flow by slowing the user down. Thanks.....

      • Capt. ProtonCapt. Proton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A stroke color shortcut would be nice if it was a modifier key (alt/option) added to the standard fill color shortcut.

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