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Re: PasteColor

#76 Post by tproli » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:00 pm

PasteColor just got online again:
http://rolandtoth.hu/pastecolor/

...and even more online:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2411

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Re: PasteColor

#77 Post by webfork » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:23 pm

Had real trouble working with this. Not really sure what it's supposed to be doing. I'd enter a color and then it seemed to let me type in that same color and it would add the RGB values. Then sometimes it wouldn't.

Anyway, as I couldn't figure it out, I'm going to call it "unintuitive". Could easily be that I didn't try hard enough. Tested under Win7x64.

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Re: PasteColor

#78 Post by tproli » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:44 pm

Did you try it with MS Paint or with other software?

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Re: PasteColor

#79 Post by webfork » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:33 pm

tproli wrote:Did you try it with MS Paint or with other software?
I tested it with PowerPoint 2010, which I'm now using on a daily basis. Is it really suited for MS Paint-like color managers?

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Re: PasteColor

#80 Post by tproli » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:52 pm

In theory it could work with most color pickers but sometimes the color controls don't have any control ID and their order is not consecutive. In such cases PasteColor will fail.

I cannot test with PowerPoint 2010 but with v2007 it works fine, only with a small glitch. The color is not reflected in the color diagram. Hitting OK will use the right color as color codes are OK.

Try setting "Force setting alternative send method" in the Settings, sometimes it helps with non MS-Paint like color dialogs. And apparently the issue I mentioned above is also gone.

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Here is a small screen capture, hope this helps:
http://rolandtoth.hu/pic/pastecolor-powerpoint-2007.gif

- there was a systray tooltip with the copied color code which LICEcap was not able to capture
- the last color is a hex value (234111, aka #234111)

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Re: PasteColor

#81 Post by webfork » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:13 pm

tproli wrote:Here is a small screen capture, hope this helps:
http://rolandtoth.hu/pic/pastecolor-powerpoint-2007.gif
That is helpful, thanks for doing that. Might give that another shot.

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Re: PasteColor

#82 Post by Midas » Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:27 am

Topic update: PasteColor online sources unavailable, redirected entry links to Archive.org and MajorGeeks.com.


FTR, here's a copy of the full changelog.

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version 0.1 (25/02/2013)
  • Windows 7 support
  • modified application behaviour: PasteColor must run in the background to use
  • added auto-switch send method feature
  • added settings GUI window
  • added tray icon
  • added tray menu
  • added About window tray menu item
  • added Help tray menu item
  • added "last", "settings" and "exit" keywords
  • added HTML names support for color input
  • added custom user colors feature (must edit ini file manually)
  • added custom hotkey feature
  • added enable/disable feature
  • added show tray icon feature
  • added enable/disable notifications feature
  • added custom send delay feature
  • added force alternative send method feature
  • added disable validation feature
  • settings are only written to ini if differ from the default settings
  • show settings window if application is already running
  • added hotkey ctrl-alt-shift-win-P to show the settins window (hardcoded)
  • removed commandline options /paste, /copy, /silent
  • available in x86 and x64 editions
  • added application info to the exe file
version 0.0 (04/09/2012)
  • initial release

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