How do I color multiple buttons at once in CoughDrop?

Rather than having to change the color of each button individually, you can color multiple buttons using the paint tool. This is especially helpful if you have organized your board into clusters based on similar meaning or purpose. You can also use the paint tool to hide or show multiple buttons more efficiently.

How-to video

Enable painting


When in Edit Mode, hit the "Paint" button to activate the painting tool.


Select a color


Select the color you'd like to paint with. CoughDrop shows suggestions for color intents based on the Fitzgerald key, but not all board authors hold to this key.


Start "painting"


To start painting hold down your mouse click or finger press on top of the first button you'd like to color, then drag around and every button you hover over will be colored the same.


Release when done


When you have finished dragging, release your mouse or finger. You can perform multiple drags with the same paint tool if that's easier. You can also use "Undo" and "Redo" to help take care of any accidental painting actions.  

Hit the "edit" button again to return to regular editing.


Return to normal editing

When you are finished, be sure to return to regular editing by hitting the "Edit" button. Otherwise you may get confused when you go to modify a button and it suddenly changes color (thank goodness for undo!).


Adding Custom Colors

You can add custom colors to your CoughDrop paint palette on your preferences page.  

To reach preferences, open the drop-down menu under your user icon and select "preferences".



In the "general preferences" section, scroll to the "styling" heading and open that option.

At the bottom of the "styling" section look for the "editing colors" section and hit the "modify" button there.



A new window will appear.  Here you can hit the "add color set" option to create a new color option.  



Give your color a name and enter the HTML color code for that color.  You can use a number of free websites or options to identify the color code for your desired colors.  This is one option:

You can also identify the HTML color codes by opening your CoughDrop account in edit mode, tapping a button, and selecting the "general" option.  There you can hit the color for the button and view color selections and information to customize or identify colors.  



Once you have added the desired color, hit "update" in the window and then save your changes at the bottom of the preferences page.  



Now, when in edit mode, if you open the "paint" option you will see your custom colors available for use.  


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