In draw.io, when I try to change the color of an element sometimes I've seen just boxes with set colors in them, with the option to write in a specific color code. Other times I've seen a color picker interface with a brightness selection, etc. that allows me to more easily select a custom color. I haven't been able to pin down why I sometimes get one and sometimes the other.

How do I get the color picker interface to always appear?

  • did you figure this out?
    – ali haider
    May 20, 2020 at 13:14
  • Sorry, @alihaider, I didn't and stopped using draw.io. I didn't want to deal with the cookie issues I was having.
    – knod
    May 22, 2020 at 20:24
  • @alihaider Does my answer help you?
    – Lernkurve
    Jan 16, 2023 at 14:29
  • +1 for your answer
    – ali haider
    Jan 16, 2023 at 19:43

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Although not ideal, as a work around for the moment you can use your browsers built in web tools:

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For me, the color picker works perfectly. Draw.io version 20.7.4:

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