Highlight Pantone swatch in Pantone palette
It used to be when you selected a pantone swatch in your palette, it would highlight the same pantone swatch in the pantone pallete. Somehow in the last couple years, this feature has been lost. The reason it is helpful is I can quickly find my pantone and pick a color deeper or lighter than it by looking to the left or right of that swatch. Right now, to find a pantone color, I need to type in the color and of course the only result is going to be that color. I can't see what is to the right (darker) or left (lighter).
The current method allows to show all swatches that fit search query.
Your example shows only one and ignores the second fitting color.
I agree that in most cases we search for the one Pantone color only when enter a value, but this search engine also works in every other swatch library, where ability to see all, say, 'gold' swatches (I can have a dozen of them) is indispensable.
Nevertheless I think that an option to show a context for the found swatches should be added.
For example, if an option is checked, show only fitting results while the search field is in focus, but select all fitting and display a whole library again when Enter is hit? Sounds cumbersome...
Or maybe divide panel into sections and display each fitting result in its own section surrounded by neigbours? Yeah, not very useful when you only start to enter '1' — you’ll get a hundred of sections.
OK, maybe just display the one swatch in context, but add arrows to cycle between matching results, with the number of matches displayed near? Seems worth trying.
What does Rhonda think about that?
Rhonda Hesse commented
In window swatch pallet for color books, when searching for a specific color, it would be great if you could see the colors next to your HIGHLIGHTED searched color rather than the color being isolated. Ex. search PMS 156 > jump to that color in the list, highlight it, but still be able to view the colors around it. SEE BELOW EXAMPLES.