Currently the dropper tool only works within the same window it was started with, trying to move the mouse to another blender window with the dropper active results in the tool reverting to it's inactive state. (normal mouse icon) Is this a bug or a not wanted feature? Is there a way to achieve this via python magic?

Here's a screencastenter image description here.

  • $\begingroup$ I am using Blender on Windows and if I select the dropper for the Diffuse material colour I can click on any pixel in Blender, the Animation record button(red), the Scene menu(light grey) etc. Moving the mouse out of Blender reverts it to a normal mouse cursor but I can still move it back over Blender and it returns to the dropper and select any pixel part of the UI or not. $\endgroup$
    – rob
    Sep 25, 2018 at 12:54
  • $\begingroup$ Hi, I've updated the post to show a screencast of what I meant. As you can see, I'm moving to another blender window, not outside it. $\endgroup$ Sep 25, 2018 at 15:09
  • $\begingroup$ excuse my ignorance, but when I have used Blender in a multi monitor environment I have just stretched the single window over two monitors, how are creating two independent blender windows that share a single instance? $\endgroup$
    – rob
    Sep 25, 2018 at 15:13
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    $\begingroup$ No worries man, I use the Duplicate Window from Window > Duplicate Window or Ctrl+Alt+W $\endgroup$ Sep 25, 2018 at 15:17
  • $\begingroup$ The situation is similiar to this, the answer may apply here. Have yuo tried using xmouse. $\endgroup$
    – Leander
    Sep 25, 2018 at 15:20


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