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There's a colour picker tool next to the Fill and Outline (and glows and many other layer style features etc) in the Timeline of After Effects.

However I've never found a reliable way to Select and activate it.

Sometimes a double click is required, sometimes a triple click, and yet other times it will magically be selectable the first time.

It seems to make no difference what the current selection is. It's just incredibly unreliable/difficult to activate this tool/feature.

Anyone else have this problem and/or know of why/how to make it reliably pickable?

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Dont have AE at home but can check on Monday for you if nobody's answered. You might get an answer quicker on video.stackexchange.com though –  Ryan May 30 '14 at 22:03

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