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I am looking for some powertoy or shortcut or software that will allow me to quickly copy the hex color code (I.e. #ff0000) from whatever I currently have my mouse over on the screen. does this exist? if so, where do I get it?

I am a web developer and I'm getting tired of having to do a printscreen and then grabbing the color code from photoshop every time. so basically I need an eyedropper for Windows that copies the color code to the clipboard.

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You can probably do this with an AutoIt Script. – Breakthrough Oct 1 '11 at 2:30
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Looks like this should do what you need.

Simply pick up the app's icon from your system tray, drag it toward the color you want to find, and a magnified, pixel-by-pixel view lets you pinpoint exactly what shade you're looking for. The color code—HTML, RGB, or whatever you prefer to set in the options—is instantly copied to your clipboard for easy pasting in any editing tool.

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+1 I've been using this tool for years. You can set it up to send either hex or rgb to the clipboard. – Kaze Oct 1 '11 at 2:53
Welcome to the Super User! I added some screenshots and a little explanation, plus a link to the original developer's site for you. – slhck Oct 1 '11 at 7:30
amazing ! exactly what i was looking for – scarhand Oct 1 '11 at 21:55
This tool is great for windows users! – Nino van Hooff May 12 at 7:29

I, personally, like Color Cop.

Color Cop is a multi-purpose color picker for web designers and programmers. It identifies and represents colors in various hex color code formats. Simply drag the eyedropper control to any location on the screen and release. The hex color code for the selected color will be automatically copied to the clipboard.

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