Illustrator forgets which color mode is set in the Color palette (and Gradient)
Color panel always starts with RGB values. That's useless or very hard to use 99% of the time. So first thing for me is to set my Color panel to HSB and it stays like that for that session, but after a restart it's RGB again. Always!
Gradient panel is even worse because it forgets instantly.
Standard gradient's pop up color select is a Grayscale slider. I've never in my life needed that - not to mention HSB has the same with the value slider. But this bothers me less than what follows:
If I change Grayscale to HSB and do anything (click away, select same object again) it goes to what? RGB. Always.
Please make this consistent and make AI remember my color mode choice permanently (until purposeful change)
I don't dare to ask for HSB as the default program-wise, but to be honest that would be the best.
Well said Aleksei. Thanks for adding your voice to the thread.
Ok, I'll comment here just to attract more attention to the case.
Because RGB is really annoying and counter-intuitive. It's a programmatic value provided by coders, but unusable by people.
Jack Brannen commented
I agree with keith-o below. I think it's worth everyone upvoting all of the posts on this topic.
Im a pro in a large design business. I have absolutely no need for RGB sliders in any web or print situation. I would like an option to configure AI so that all color sliders can be set to HSB permanently. I never want to see RGB sliders again.
How can we pull the all the scattered posts/requests + votes into one strong message?
Andrew Anderson commented
Agree with everyone. Illustrator should remember color modes AND the hex box should be universal. When will this finally be fixed?
Mark Nicoll commented
2 years later... yep.
This still matters as much as ever.
These threads all agree with this one:
Doesn't matter with what color pallet you work with... it should stick to whatever you choose from the top-right mini-menu option... not like it is right now that it mandatory switches back to document color mode handles
Pathetic and faulted design choice and this has been going on for over a decade. What kind of interface designers does Adobe employs? Shame on them.
I agree with @Anonymous.
I work with RGB web-based color libraries predominantly, as do my users. This should be a configuration option in personal preferences, not a general change.
Mark Nicoll commented
Indeed. It's good to know it's not just me being driven nuts by this.
Yes! Enough with this reset to RGB sliders insanity. And make the #HEX box common, why do we always and forever have to change to RGB to get it? It's infuriating.