PHOTOSHOP - Always Show Info Panel Color Values?

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I have the info panel displayed and when I move the cursor around the image, I can see the color values for the pixels I'm hovering over in real time.

The problem is that it only shows if I'm hovering and only shows what I'm hovering over. I'd like to be able to select a color and have the values for that color remain visible in the info panel while I work instead of disappearing. How do I do that?

I don't know if I explained that well. Basically, this is what it looks like if my cursor is away from the image. There are no color values.



This is what it looks like if my cursor is hovering over the image regardless of the tool I'm currently using. It shows the color values for whatever pixels I happen to be hovering over.



I don't want it to change in real time. I want it to remain static, showing the values for whatever color I currently have selected until I manually choose another one (for example, picking a color up from the image with the eye dropper tool or selecting a point with the magic wand).

If that's too complicated, then simplifying it, is it possible for the info panel to show the values for my current foreground color rather than the values I'm hovering over?

Sorry if this is confusing lol
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That's what color samplers are for...
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Thank you!!! I'd done it before, but I thought I remembered it working even with the eye dropper tool, so when it didn't, I thought Photoshop CC didn't have that capability for some reason. Totally forgot to verify it with the color sampling tool. Thanks again!