140+ Background Colors for Your WorkFlowy Lists

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August 8, 2017

blog-book-buttonA couple of moons back I came out with a post on the Workflowy Re-Painter style which allowed us to tweak Painter for WorkFlowy’s 17 punch-you-in-the-face colors and tone them down (or choose your own colors).

But what this didn’t allow is for us to get background colors for lists in any browser… and we couldn’t create our own tailor-made tag names for whatever color we chose. Now the palette of every color under the sun is up for grabs – in the browser of your choice… and you can name your tags whatever you want. These 143 color tags are just a starting point:

Once you’ve added the list of tags to your WorkFlowy (I’ve got a shared list for you) – not only will you have a catalog of real-name colors to cherry pick from – as pictured above – but they will also show up in the tag autocomplete doohickey:

Use this a lot or use this a little – it’s quite something to have the background color you want when you want it, with the tag name you want. The setup is a piece of cake… and those details you’ll find in this shared list:

Click here!

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frank.dg
frank.dg
4 years ago

BONUS: once installed, try the #blink or @blink tag, additional to whatever background color tag you’ve got going… and see what happens 🙂

Mike Zobrest
4 years ago

No luck on Chrome.

Mike Zobrest
4 years ago
Reply to  Mike Zobrest

Ooops, Sylish was off, winning!

frank.dg
frank.dg
4 years ago
Reply to  Mike Zobrest

Winning with at least a handful of colors that you might fancy 🙂

sashalahrs
4 years ago

Frank, how can you change a color once one line is colorized? I remove the tag and it still retains the original color? Do we need to delete the item entirely?

frank.dg
frank.dg
4 years ago
Reply to  sashalahrs

Hey Sasha, you probably have the original “Painter for WorkFlowy” extension running. If not, that’s quite an interesting scenario. Have you tried refreshing your tab?
Also, remember that the tag is set to be transparent… maybe you could try Alt-Clicking on the tag to explode it…

avishek kedia
3 years ago

Will this work on Windows 10 edge browser Frank?

frank.dg
frank.dg
3 years ago
Reply to  avishek kedia

Hi. You’ll have to look into whether the Stylish extension and the Tampermonkey extension are supported in the edge browser.

Looks like Tampermonkey is supported:

https://tampermonkey.net/?browser=edge

… but it doesn’t seem like Stylish will work in the edge browser:

https://forum.userstyles.org/discussion/50800/stylish-for-microsoft-edge

There may be a way to run CSS with Tampermonkey… you’d have to look into it.

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landofbliss
3 years ago

Tampermonkey 4.5.5661 on Safari 11.0.2 won’t load StylishTag zip file. “Can’t parse!”

jftb
jftb
3 years ago
Reply to  landofbliss

Me neither — same version of Tampermonkey and Safari as above.

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