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When selecting a shape its color should be highlighted in the swatches panel, as Illustrator does

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12 hours ago, aizome said:

YES, at least if I understand what you're saying. Selecting an object should result in that object's layer being highlighted in the Layers panel so we can see where it is in relation to all the other objects.

That should already happen, and the original post was about the Swatches panel, not the Layers panel. If the active object is not being highlighted in the Layers panel for you, I suggest you start your own topic about it so we can help figure out why.

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The Swatch panel also confuses me. It does not highlight colours in the way I expect. For example, in the screenshot below I have selected an object with a 10% fill and a <foo> darker grey stroke. The Swatch panel is telling me nothing about either of these. If I double click either the fill or the stroke in the small 'object colours' diagram at top left in the panel  then the 'colour chooser' pops up to tell me what the fill or the stroke are. But the Swatch panel is meaningless as far as I can tell.   

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That is exactly what I mean.

In these first 2 screen catches the color that is highlighted in the swatches panel is a green that is not being used in the selected square. Notice that in one of the pictures the stroke color in in front and in the other the fill color is in front


In the next screen catches the square was recolored. While it is showing the fill color correctly, if you place the stroke in front in the swatches panel it keeps showing the fill and not the stroke.



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