If you find any bug in Eye Dropper or have some nice idea please create new issue on Github issue page.

From time to time I also check comments on chrome gallery Eye Dropper page.

  • #1 written by Darren
    about 9 years ago

    After installing eye dropper for chrome I will always open the eyedropper page in addition to my home page.

    I have changed my chrome options multiple ways including open the following pages and open home page, but can not get eye dropper to not open as a new tab whenever chrome is started.

    Suggestions or bug fix would be appreciated. As of right now I have even tried the completely disable function and I still get a eye dropper tab every time I open chrome.

    • #2 written by kepi
      about 9 years ago

      I just sent you mail with request for more info. I’ll try to fix it asap.

  • #3 written by Mike
    about 9 years ago

    It reports different colors than the background color specified for an element in the CSS when I pick the color of that element.

    • #4 written by kepi
      about 9 years ago

      It is possible sometime because of way how Eye Dropper is picking colors. Can you please fill issue on github page and give me more info about your chrome version, operation system and page/element on which you are trying? Thanks.

    • #5 written by Jacob
      about 9 years ago

      I seem to have the same problem. It does not seem to pick the correct color (not even close)

      • #6 written by kepi
        about 9 years ago

        Please, fill issue on github page so I can dig more deeper into this.

  • #7 written by Elliott
    about 9 years ago

    Just a feature request

    The ability to quickly copy the hex value to clipboard

    • #8 written by kepi
      about 9 years ago

      This is already available for some time, just go to options and check first option.

  • #9 written by Kahenya
    about 9 years ago


    Sometimes I build things on the machine before uploading to a test server online, but the Google Policy does not allow for someone to pick colours locally? Really?

    :( Kahenya

    • #10 written by kepi
      about 9 years ago

      Sorry for late reply, your comment was hidden between tons of spam.

      Unfortunately yes, because of security normal extension isn’t able to work on local pages. I’ll try to ask google developers on GDD on Tuesday if there is some other way. If you really need this functionality, please fill issue on github.

    • #11 written by Victor
      about 9 years ago

      You can use this locally if you setup a virtual host on your machine. Then you can access your site with something like


    • #12 written by Mack
      about 7 years ago

      YES, I do almost 100% of my development work locally and this issue is a massive pain in the butt. I have to switch to firefox or open a screenhot in PS to grab a color from an img. Your extension is awesome but this issue seems like a really baic problem that should have been solved a long time ago.

      • #13 written by kepi
        about 7 years ago

        Thanks for your comment Mack. It can really seams basic but it really is not. It is simply security problem because when you allow me to access local files, I can do almost anything with your computer if I turn evil. Because of this google has some rules, documents needed for signing and mainly really long approval period for every update to extension with access to local files. And I decided to not go this way.

        I have this still on my long term todo so we will see.

  • #14 written by J. Kartje
    about 9 years ago

    you just have a little typo – on the assign keyboard shortcut box, ‘assign’ is spelled wrong. Other than that, great app and thanks!

    • #15 written by kepi
      about 9 years ago

      Thanks for notice! I just fixed in git and will be fixed in new version.

  • #16 written by Bruce Caraway
    about 8 years ago

    I must have “missed the memo” but why won’t Chrome let me use eye-dropper on a local html file? I see similar behavior with some of the ruler tools (e.g., MeasureIt, etc.) and I can’t seem to find any real explanation why this is “against their policy”.

    Thanks for any clarification that you can provide…this is making me “feel stupid”.

    • Bruce
    • #17 written by kepi
      about 8 years ago

      Hi, it isn’t stated anywhere on webpage. Only explanation from my side is in on github.

      Problem is very simple, google policy doesn’t allow extension which access local pages automatically. I have to sign some legal documents if I want Eye Dropper to support local pages – this should be easy – but hard part is that every time I’ll upload some update, it will take couple of days to manually review extension from google’s side.

      I welcome your suggestions how to solve this. Best if you can comment in linked github issue.

  • #18 written by mselmany
    about 7 years ago

    it hasnt got color picker input anymore. pls add it again.but new design is brillant.thanx.

    • #19 written by kepi
      about 7 years ago

      Already working on it. Will be released soon, you can watch updates in ticket you created on github. Thanks for reporting.

  • #20 written by renee
    about 7 years ago

    I installed this on my macbook. It’s not working. I see the eyedropper icon in the browser bar but when I slect ‘Pcik Color from webpage’ nothing happens.

    • #21 written by kepi
      about 7 years ago

      I’m already working on fixing this but it is really problematic as I have no access to any macbook. If you are interested in updates, please watch related issue on github.

  • #22 written by alex
    about 7 years ago

    I downloaded and installed the extension, but when i try to “pick color from webpage” it doesn’t work. I have restarted my browser and everything – nothing.

  • #24 written by Alex
    about 6 years ago

    It appears that the eyedropper won’t detect colors on images; in fact it doesn’t appear to recognise images altogether and simply detects the color that would be behind that image if the image were to not be there. Support to detect the color of images would be great as it’s not much effort me to simply check the source and view the color myself.

    • #25 written by kepi
      about 6 years ago

      Could you please report this problem on github issues page with link to page where you have this problem? Eye Dropper should work with images without any problem.

  • #26 written by Michael
    about 5 years ago

    The app is enabled, but the icon does not display and alt+p does not open it either. ideas? Version 43.0.2357.124 m?

    • #27 written by kepi
      about 5 years ago

      Never encountered this problem. Is it possible you used “hide this button” feature in past and thats because it isn’t showing?

      As for Alt+P I can see that in newer versions of chrome it isn’t set by default. Open your extension page and in right bottom corner there are “Keyboard Shortcuts” and assign Alt+P for pick color from web and it should work.

  • #28 written by M.S Bhatti
    about 4 years ago

    I wanna pick colors from local pages so whats the method to do such i can use color picker on local pages.Thanks!

    • #29 written by kepi
      about 4 years ago

      Unfortunately this isn’t posible with Chrome policies or better its hard to achieve without complicating whole process. I’m working around this by using local web server on custom domain like http://someweb.local/

  • #30 written by sonik
    about 4 years ago

    whenever I click on eye dropper it does not respond.

    • #31 written by kepi
      about 4 years ago

      Hey Sonik, thanks for report. Can you please write me on which page you are trying this, version of your Chrome and operating system? Thanks.