Change the color of the cell using a keyword

What if this would be possible?

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It could save a lot of time when creating cells.

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ya i could do that.

Are there any situations where ##red or ##rgba(0,0,0,0)` would be a legitimate input and not something intended to become a hidden color? (cc @bentsai)

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No idea. I am very well aware that it could break something…

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Maybe you could make something like “Kinopio Labs” for experimental features to see what works and what breaks? :slight_smile:

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This kind of function seems like something that would go well with “slash” commands that other apps have. That is, hitting / allows you to type various commands (set card color, insert today’s date, maybe even, connect-to-card). (I know this is already used for linking to a space, but that would be another command and feel like expanding to a whole command palette would be worth it).

In general, for me, the goal is, help the user input their thoughts and style/connect without leaving the keyboard.

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Yeah I love this idea - I highly doubt someone would use ## in front of color codes, personally.

The / command is an interesting idea, but using them and requiring a second input might be a bit much for Kinopio. (Example: “/color” → “blue”). If / were ever to be commands instead of space linking, I’d think it should be simple, single commands a la “insert todays date”.

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I wish I was a designer, so I have my full confidence to Pirijan in choosing the best solution :slight_smile: (or not choosing any of them).

One more alternative solution would (it is just a brainstorming) to allow the color of tags to affect the color of cells.

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Multiple tags in a card might mess that up. I (personally) think the ## is still a good solution.

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Kinopio Labs

I think of the staging urls as little labs. Or the #makers-log channel in discord as a kind of non-interactive/live lab for things.

But for most features, you don’t fully know till you build it and the more eyes on it the better/quicker results

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what are your experiences with / commands in other apps?

When I use notion I’m mostly using the / command because there’s just so many options that it’s impossible to find even basic things without autocomplete. Usually with notion, the ‘/’ commands I use also don’t have a second stage where i have to input a color or something either, but I’m sure there’s plenty of those there.

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