Photoshop: Ability to sample anywhere with the Eye Dropper tool

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I think it would be helpful to have the eye dropper tool be usable with other programs allowing you to use that color within the adobe software. Does anybody agree?
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If you half-size your LR window on your screen you can sample colors outside the LR window.
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It's not trivial, because the OS behavior is to pass clicks on non-application windows to the other application.

But if you click in a document window and drag the eyedropper over the rest of the screen - it'll pick up colors from other apps (or the Photoshop UI).