I am using Capture One Pro for Sony 11.01 on a Win 10 PC. I am working with RAW files captured with a Sony Alpha 6000. No setting changes were made.

When I try to expand the color editor tool, nothing happens, the tool doesn't open. When I try to add it as a floating module it will appear, but with no active options. No error messages are thrown.

All other tools are working.

Why is this and how can I solve it?

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    \$\begingroup\$ You have selected a photo, right? Because the tool will "disappear" as soon as no photo is selected. Also, you have expanded the tool? There's a small arrow next to its name. Also, you have tried to reset C1's layout via WIndow-Workspace-Default? \$\endgroup\$
    – flolilo
    Commented Mar 18, 2018 at 17:00

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Capture One has a minimum screen height of 800px. If there is not enough space Color editor cannot expand. To fix the problem you can do one of several things:

  • Set your screen resolution to at least 800px in height, set text scaling to 100%.
  • Drag the color editor tool so it is floating on screen.
  • Remove extra tools from the color tab to give color editor more space.

The latter worked for me. Why the tools were inactive when the tool was floating I can't say, it now works.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Would you mind to add the source of your solution? I really cannot find any information about it, and IMHO, one should always cite one's sources. Or did you come up with that information yourself? \$\endgroup\$
    – flolilo
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 21:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ Floated tool and can now expand the editor....but there is no colour showing in the colour wheel........ \$\endgroup\$
    – AKamera
    Commented Jul 2, 2018 at 22:12
  • \$\begingroup\$ @AKamera have you selected a photo? A little more info would be nice - also, I'm not sure if this belongs here, as "Color editor does not show colors" is a different problem than "Color editor does not expand". Maybe it would be best to create a new question. \$\endgroup\$
    – flolilo
    Commented Jul 3, 2018 at 9:07

Yes, this is a pain in the ass. However, there is a simple solution. Create a custom tab JUST for the color editor.

  • Right-click on the tabs bar
  • Select Add Tool Tab
  • Pick Custom
  • Name it what you want
  • Click on the tab you just created
  • Right-click anywhere in the free space of the tab
  • Select Add Tool
  • Pick Color Editor from the drop menu
  • All done!

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