The Omnigraffle color selection UI for stroke / fill / text seems to be a half-implemented feature (the color picker drop-down) due to an expectation that we use the Mac color picker, however there is incomplete support for using the color picker (must go through the unnecessarily cumbersome process of clicking ‘Other’ in the drop down if you want the color picker to update on the selected item). I’d recommend improving this with a very simple solution:
- Remove the dysfunctional color drop down
- Add a simple [COLOR] button to Stroke, Fill, and Text that opens the Mac Color Picker with the currently focused item auto-affected by the color picker (functionality of the same as currently clicking Other in the drop down) Basically this is a request to merely add a single button to do what currently takes 2 clicks and a precision drag ( 1-click color drop down, 2-drag to the ‘other’ selection, 3-click ‘other’ ).
- Explanation: The problem with using Cmd-Shift-C for the color picker is that it doesn’t auto-update the currently selected item (clicking ‘other’ does this however!). The problem with using the ‘Other’ in the drop down is that it takes 3 cumbersome actions. The problem with the Color drop down is that you cannot change the colors in it. The proposed solution resolves all three issues