Having issues with color picker in Safari (for Mac): clicking on the blue area and then clicking on a color swatch from the default swatches doesn’t change the color for me, I have to click “show colors” and drag a new color from the palette on the input color area. I have Safari 15.4. (176184.108.40.206.13) on macOS 12.3.1., using a trackpad.
Since as a new user I get “Sorry, new users can not upload attachments”, here is a demo video of the issue I put on Youtube:
(Edit) quick explanation why I think this might make a difference: This color picker is completely unaltered, which might affect how your Safari handles it. If this still doesn’t work, then the next step might be to test it outside of an iframe.
Of course it’s also worth checking the software (and especially system extensions) that you’re running on your Mac.
Color pickers (everywhere on the web) are similarly broken for me, Safari v. 15.4 running on Mac OS 10.15.7. No browser extensions.
They are completely non-interactive as shown in the video above.
(Except apparently as a drag target; I hadn’t noticed that before. When a color is dragged in from the system color picker or whatever other app with draggable colors, the Safari color picker widget does change its color and emit input and change events.)
(Interestingly, color pickers in Firefox and Chrome do not function as drag targets.)
Weird and interesting, in that case I’m not the only one who has this issue. Let me know if you find a solution for it, I’ve tried googling and haven’t found anything. Also, other than the color picker (and occasional iCloud sync issues), my Safari is working without any problems.
Happens for me even with “Safari Technology Preview”. And I tried removing Safari preferences, too, but it didn’t help (or I didn’t find the right files).
Oh another oddity. If I click the color input and then click ‘more colors’ in the popup, that hides the popup and brings out the system color panel window (which does not update the color input). If I then click the color input again, it brings up the color palette popup while the system color panel window is still visible, and this time choose a color from the palette popup, then the color input will be updated as expected.
Furthermore if I have the system color panel window is showing when I click the color input, I can click (one time) somewhere on the sliders in the system color panel and it will update the color input. However this click hides the palette popup and further interaction with the system color panel has no effect.