Shortened, two step colour toolbar used to increase efficiency.

Registered by James Morgan on 2008-10-20

On the colour toolbar, instead of having a HUGE bar where you have to scroll all the way up, you could select a base colour, then another toolbar which pops up that shows different shades of the selected colour, and some other shades of colours that are close (yellow and red for orange for example). This would mean that the bar would be smaller, meaning less time spent going back and forth on the colour toolbar to find the colour you want, increasing the efficiency of the program. If some people like the toolbar the old way, you could have an option that changes between two different types of toolbar, one being the old, long toolbar, one being the new shortened and simplified toolbar. You can see this current toolbar is inefficient currently due to the 10+ blacks taking up space, and the time taken to scroll back and forth over this page-spanning toolbar. My solution would only have the base colours on the original toolbar, and then have shades on the secondary toolbar. This could also mean that there would be more space for more varied shades of the colours (due to having more space to work with).

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2016-10-10 VictorWestmann: So this would be similar to this feature (https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/toolbar-resize) but for colors?

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