How to change default delete Swatch to None

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Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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When option-clicking the trash can to delete a swatch, is there a way to change the default replacement swatch color to None instead of Black? If not, please vote. Thanks.

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Mar 24, 2021 Mar 24, 2021

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No, but your request is interesting. What are you trying to accomplish? What problem are you trying to solve?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 24, 2021 Mar 24, 2021

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You can do it via scripting. You could assign this to a key command:

 

app.strokeFillProxySettings.fillColor.remove(app.swatches.itemByName("None"))

 

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Mar 24, 2021 Mar 24, 2021

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Sorry, should be this—in case there is a stroke selected:

 

 

 

if (app.strokeFillProxySettings.active == 1181314156) {
	app.strokeFillProxySettings.fillColor.remove(app.swatches.itemByName("None"))
    app.strokeFillProxySettings.fillColor="None"
} else {
    app.strokeFillProxySettings.strokeColor.remove(app.swatches.itemByName("None"))
    app.strokeFillProxySettings.strokeColor="None"
}

 

 

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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Thanks for the replies... and that script will no doubt come in handy! But... (there's always a but, right?)

 

What I want to be able to do is select multiple swatches in the Swatches panel and option-click the trash can... bypassing the 'replace with color' prompt... and just replace with None (instead of the current defualt of Black).

 

We get a lot of files that have colors with names like 'notes-dnp,' 'comments – DO NOT PRINT,' etc. Some files will have 4-6 swatches like that... for some unexplainable reason!

 

Even after completely cleaning/inspecting a file, the swatches behave as if they're in use and aren't highlighted when I try 'select all unused colors' (or run a clean up script*). Times when I used the 'find color' option, I found them used as (inactive) parapgraph shading or, in most cases, not in use anywhere. So the script won't work because there's nothing to select.

 

Bottom line, I'm confident the colors aren't in use (and even if they are I don't want them to print) so I just want them... gone. Being able to select all of the swatches at once and option-clicking to replace with None would save a ton of time.

 

Hope that explains it better (or probably too much!)

Thanks!!!!

 

*clean up script removes all unused masters, layers, swatches. Used to include unused styles (paragraph, character, object) but it wasn't seeing greps or nested styles (and I don't know enough javascript to fix it) so I do those manually when needed, which isn't often because most of the files we get don't use them anyway.

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