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No Color Picker working on PureOS by default
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Gpick and Deepin Picker (which is not yet on PureOS - still in unstable) are not working with Wayland.
It makes no color picker application (as far as I am aware of) working on PureOS by default.

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francois created this task.Apr 6 2018, 06:21
jonas.smedegaard triaged this task as Low priority.Apr 9 2018, 12:44
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This is somewhat a design choice of Wayland: One application should not be allowed to "spy" on the windows of other applications.

A possible future mechanism - PipeWire - may provide an API for granting the needed access which color pickers can make use of, but nothing seems available in the forseeable future.

Some seemingly relevant discussion found at

Lowering priority as this is so deeply tied to the core protocol design of Wayland that PureOS should not try invent patches to fix this, even if we could.