I guess the root issue (that resulted in the above feature requests) is that when I’m coloring/shading something complicated, I feel like the ESC, FG##, ENTER, BG##, ENTER slows me down. Likewise, using the Ctrl+Arrow Keys can be slow depending how “far” away my desired color is from the current color.
This request would reduce ALL color selections to just three key presses:
+ + , where FG# and BG# are each a hex number for the 15 colors, 0-9, black to bright blue, A-F, bright green to white.
E.g. typing Q, F, 7 would select white on grey. This halves the six key presses required with the current method (Esc, 1, 5, Enter, 7, Enter).
Of course, I would imagine this would be an additional color selection method — and not a replacement of — side-by-side with the ESC mechanism, in case there are people who expect the original mechanism.