ALAN'S TERMINAL COLOR PICKER
I can never tell from swatches how colors will look full size. Doubly so with combinations like text on a background. So, I built this to make it easier to pick terminal colors.
Click some squares and numbers to change things up then scroll to the bottom if you'd like more details.
- Clicking the colored numbers changes the text in the mock terminal windows. Clicking the colors boxes changes the background
- The specific colors are the 256 terminal defaults
- Changing colors updates the first two lines of the mock terminals to provide the color codes. You can grab them from there
- The first number in the output lines is the 0-255 color id. It's what you can use if you want to change your terminal via dotfiles
- If you're wondering how useful this is given that themes and terminals with zillions of colors are a thing, the answer is "not particually, until it is". For example...
- This entire thing came about because I started using tmux and wanted to change the color of the status bar. I found out how to do that from here. And, you guessed it, you need to use the 0-255 number ids. Eight hours later and we ened up here
- And, yes. I really built this just to pick colors for the tmux status bar