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I am running OS X El Capitan, and any solutions I have found are out of date.
I can add a colour to my swatch drawer by dragging it. However, how do I remove a colour?
All the articles I have read suggest dragging an adjacent white cell onto the colour, but the empty cells are no longer white and and attempting to drag an empty cell does nothing.
Aug 3, 2016 at 22:02
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You can actually just drag & drop them to your desktop trashcan.
This works in High Sierra, I'm not sure if it does for previous versions.
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Apr 17, 2018 at 11:13
Jonas Praem Jonas Praem
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Just discovered today, March 2018, you can now just select the color chip (soft online indicates it's selected) and use "delete" key.
Mar 21, 2018 at 22:57
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The Colors dialog can be used to modify the swatch selection. Specifically, selecting and using the delete key, or by dragging to the trash can. You can also use this to rearrange swatches
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Feb 23, 2018 at 1:59
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A good way of doing this is editing the
~/Library/Colors/NSColorPanelSwatches.plist file. Open this file in a plist editor or in Xcode, and remove all the
Item 2 and so on entries, leaving
Item 0 as it is.
.plist should end up looking like this:
Restart the app/color picker and the color swatches should be removed
Sep 22, 2017 at 5:28
Luka Kerr Luka Kerr
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This does not apply to your case with El Capitan (still don't know how to easily delete a color in that OS). But things have changed with High Sierra (untested in Sierra). Simply drag a swatch to the trash to remove it.
Oct 2, 2017 at 13:44
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You can drag a defined swatch onto another defined one. One gets overwritten, the other blank again. Kind like playing "musical chairs" …Works even in El Capitan.
Mar 2, 2018 at 14:38
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Using the eye dropper actually does work. What is interesting is that once you drag it to a swatch that swatch becomes "blank" you can continue to drag that to other swatches and "blank" those out, but if you go back to a swatch you blanked out, that one is no longer draggable. The only draggable "blank" swatch is the last one you "blanked" out.
Jan 21, 2017 at 17:21
drag the saved color to the Trash on the dock!!!
Mar 20, 2019 at 7:59
After searching and testing, I've found two ways to remove your color swatch, TV under MacOS Catalina.
drag the color swatch to the trashcan in the dock
click the color swatch your want to remove and press cmd+delete on the keyboard
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Apr 17, 2020 at 3:21
I found another way to do this
1) Go to your desktop
2) Click control+click on the trackpad
3) Go to "change the desktop background"
4) In the options choose "fit the picture to the screen"
5) You will see the margin color in the right side and click on it
6) Now the color plate will open and you can click on them and click command + delete
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May 9, 2020 at 8:05
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#ECECEC), and then dragging and replacing the colors you'd like to delete? They will appear "empty" and you can always overwrite them. I agree that there definitely is not an intuitive way to do this.