#79: DigitalColor Meter RGB color space defaults on Snow Leopard

OS X ships with a nifty digital pixel color meter called DigitalColor Meter, which outputs the color of the pixel under your cursor in whichever color space you choose (Hex Value, 8-Bit for web development, for example). In Leopard, your preferred color space preference sticks after program exit. That is, if you selected " RGB as Hex Value, 8-Bit ", it will remember what you chose and stay on it next time. In OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, it seems to always default to "RGB as a Percentage", and doesn't remember your color space choice after you quit it. How to make the color selection in DigitalColor Meter stick in Snow Leopard?

the manual solution: edit the preference file for DigitalColor Meter

This solution might be pretty dumb, but it works partially. The DigitalColor Meter.app stores its preferences in /Users/<yourname>/Library/Preferences/com.apple.DigitalColorMeter.plist. Open it up and look for the property value dcmColorSpace, which sets the default color space choice at launch time. It is set to 1 for me. If you set it to 4, that corresponds to the fourth choice in the menu, which is "RGB as Hex Value, 8-bit".

So while it doesn't completely solve the problem, you can set the default to a more reasonable choice. As I do CSS work a lot, I set dcmColorSpace to 4 to get the RGB in 8-bit hex.

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