Photoshop: Why doesn't it highlight the swatch I am usign in the swatches panel?

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To show/highlight in the swatches panel, the swatch I am using in my drawing. This funcion is very usefull, and it's available in ID and AI, why isn't it available in PS?
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Because in Photoshop you aren't using a "swatch", you are picking a color which you can modify.

ID and AI use their swatches as live styles, not just as color pickers.
Plus ID and AI are generally used for a limited number of colors/swatches, while Photoshop is used for editing images (billions of colors).
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But in this case i don't want to modify the color, i want to know wich of the 2 pinks I'm usign exactly
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It sounds reasonable when you are only thinking about 2 colors/swatches.
But Photoshop has to deal with the general case, where it is not reasonable.

If you want to match a particular shape, you can use the eyedropper to sample the color from that shape.