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A script with edited block colors

Edit Block Colors was a menu available in Scratch 2.0 for changing the colors of blocks by category. It was only accessible by shift-clicking the Edit menu. Due to a bug,[citation needed] the colors reverted to the defaults when a project was shared or opened. This feature is not available in Scratch 3.0.


The interface for editing the block colors

The interface had slider bars as well as number inputs used for setting the hue, saturation, and brightness of a color. There were:

  • 360 hues
  • 101 saturation values
  • 101 brightness (shade) values

Setting the Category

Changing a color with this interface only changed the color for one group of blocks that normally have the same color. In the top-right, one could edit which category to change the color for. There were options for each block category, and also three other options:

Saving and Loading

Although these options were visible, loading block colors did not always work properly and nothing may happen. Block colors could be saved to one's computer with the "Save" button in the top-left. When loading block colors, the color would switch to the default color of the selected category. The extension of the file type was .colors, although some browsers saved it as a .bin file.[citation needed]

Applying Colors

When finished setting a particular color, one could apply that color to the specified category by clicking "Apply". Once done, the block colors editor would stay open, though the colors of the category changed.

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