Find and replace colors in Photoshop like you'd find and replace text for InD.

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I'd like (no LOVE) to see a "find and replace" style option to change hex values in PS layers. So much time is wasted if the color of text and shape objects go form one hue to another! That'd be awesome. Do that Adobe. The new PSD CC 2014 is awesome!
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You really can't do that - because there are millions of pixels, most likely with many different values. The most you could do is a search and replace on something like vector shape layers.
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I have to enter the hex value into a text box to change the color from X to X so it would seem that an action or extension could work?

Open layer, open color picker box, change #CF000F to #22A7F0

Not possible? I am not being snarkey, only asking. The time savings!
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No, not really possible - any layer can contain millions of colors.
You seem to be thinking like an object oriented app (like Illustrator) that doesn't have complicated colors, just simple fills and strokes.
The only time Photoshop could possibly make a search and replace work would be on vector layers, or possibly in some styles (but that would still be pretty complicated). What you're asking is, in general, like asking to find a single grain of sand in an ocean.
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Thanks! Maybe someday...

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