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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, the colors reverted to the defaults when a project was shared or opened.


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

When applying a specific category, it only applied for one, the selected block category. In the top-right, one could edit which category the color will fall under. There were 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.

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.

Sharing Colors

There was a forum thread on Scratch where users could share their color files.

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