Color Picker

UUID: color-picker@fmete
Last edited:
3 weeks ago 2018-11-12, 04:43 UTC
Last commit: [bea75c2c] color-picker@fmete: python3 and xclip (#2060)

Use the color picker to select a color on the screen. The color value (HEX or RGB) will be copied to the clipboard.



Click on the applet, then click on a pixel, its color will be automatically copied to the clipboard.

Required Packages:

sudo apt-get install xclip python3-xlib python3-numpy

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Naud van Dalen
Naud van Dalen-9 months ago
What kind of clipboard does this app use? I can't paste it in PhpStorm, but I can paste it anywhere else and copy it again in order to paste it into PhpStorm. I don't know much about the Linux clipboard system. Only that there's a normal clipboard and a middle mouse click clipboard that copies whatever you select.
Daniel Upshaw
Daniel Upshaw-1 month ago
I've run into this exact strange issue... Have to paste anywhere else, then copy again in order to paste into PHPStorm... The applet uses xsel, it seems... Some of these Google results may be related: But I've not found a solution yet... Did you ever find a solution?
NikoKrause-3 weeks ago
I have replaced xsel with xclip. This should fix the issue with PhpStorm.
Robert Orzanna
Robert Orzanna-11 months ago
Excellent applet! I would only make the icon a bit smaller to better fit its appearance into the panel.
Landy DeField
Landy DeField-1 year ago
For those using Cinnamon but not Mint or a .deb based OS Arch pacman -S python2-xlib python2-numpy Using Pip installer with python3.x as the default and python2.x installed $ sudo python2 -m pip install python-xlib $ sudo python2 -m pip install numpy
Landy DeField
Landy DeField-1 year ago
Hmm.. Arch $ sudo pacman -S python2-xlib python2-numpy
Peyu Yovev
Peyu Yovev-1 year ago
It's a very nice and useful applet. Working like a charm. I just have one suggestion: Please, add an option to copy hex code without "#" symbol.
Jokko Vitch
Jokko Vitch-1 year ago
Works fine on Mint 18.2 X64. Very handy tool :)
Marko-1 year ago
It's not working properly on Mint 18.2 (Cinnamon - 32bit). It don't save the clolor codes. Indeed, using CopyQ, after pick a color you cannot find the color code in history.
NikoKrause-1 year ago
I tried to improve it a bit. The description was missing a required package: »python-numpy« During color picking the cursor changes now to a crosshair and a notification with the selected color pops up.
Val Di Castello
Val Di Castello-11 months ago
Thank you for reply. Now it works fine. Yes, I guess I missed the python-numpy package at the very first install. Regards