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HSLider

A Color Widget for Mac OS X Dashboard

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Targeted at developers using CSS, this Dashboard widget uses HSL sliders and plain ol’ text fields to tweak colors. Copy your new color as valid CSS (hex, RGB, or HSL) with a single click.

HSLider screenshot

Features

  • Liberal input. Accepts 3- or 6-character hex strings with or without the leading hash (“#”) and pretty much anything for HSL and RGB so long as it finds 3 numbers in there.
  • Strict output. Copy valid CSS to the system pasteboard with a single click. Hex values are copied uppercase or lowercase, shortened or not, according to your preference.
  • Keyboard capable. Use the up and down arrow keys to adjust individual HSL and RGB values one click at a time (or try Option + Arrows to take bigger steps).
  • Free as in beer. The source is hosted on GitHub, so have your way with it.

Download and installation

Download the latest version, and then follow Apple’s standard instructions:

Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is required. If you’re using Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, Show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget’s icon in the Widget Bar to open it. If you’re using a browser other than Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, unarchive it and place it in /Library/Widgets/ in your home folder. Show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget’s icon in the Widget Bar to open it.

Found a bug?

Create a new issue on GitHub.