This program is written in the Python programming language, and it uses the Tkinter widget set. You will need both these packages installed on your local system.
To run huey, copy the script to a convenient location and run it from there. Get the huey source file online.
Under a Unix-type system, you can run huey from the
command line; there are no command line arguments. On a
Windows box, rename the script as
huey.py and double-click on it.
The Color swatch in the top right corner shows a sample of the current font, in the current text color, against the current background color.
The names of the current background
color and current text
color are displayed in “
#RRGGBB” form. You can cut and paste
these color names into any application anywhere.
If you want to change either color, use the Background/text selector to select which color to change.
To change the selected color using a color name, click on a name in the color name selector, or type the color name into the color name field and press Enter.
You can make fine adjustments to the selected color by dragging the three color sliders. Each slider controls one parameter of the color. The meaning of each slider depends on the current color model; see Section 2, “Color models”. Use the color model selector radiobuttons to select a color model.
To change the general kind of text font displayed in the color swatch, click on a family name in the font family selector.
To change the size of the text, type the font size in points (1/72") into the font size field, and either press Enter or click the button. You can also specify the font size in pixels by entering a negative number; for example, entering -15 in the font size field gives you a font 15 pixels high.
To change the text from regular to boldface or back to regular, click the boldface button. Click the italics button to change from regular to italic and back.
Because not all fonts are available in all styles and sizes, the actual font name displayed may not be exactly what you requested.