Need a "keyboard shortcut" to change selected text's "text color" in G

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I use the GMail web interface, in Firefox, for all my email needs.

I frequently change the color of text that I quoted from the Sender in my GMail replies.

Example:

Hi,

You wrote,
". . . a;sdkfjasl;fkjasl;kfj . . . ,"

and I just want to say that I agree totally.

I'm having to select the Sender's text and then mouse & click to change its color
and this is tedious.

I need a keyboard shortcut to change selected text to, say, black, from my default
color of blue.

Ideas?

Thanks!
 

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If you use Windows, you could write a https://www.autohotkey.com/ AHK script to do it

essentially... think of how to do it with a sequence of mouse clicks, hotkeys, etc...
and then try to write an AHK script to do it

possibly helpful sources of ideas :
https://groups.google.com/yyyyyyyg/microsoft.public.onenote/c/Zp2Uzo41zI4
https://jacks-autohotkey-blog.com/2...-with-this-input-command-ploy-autohotkey-tip/

Two things:

1) I use both Mac's and pc's so I need help with both platforms,
2) I am not a coder, but I can follow directions. If I get clear
directions I can make it work!

Know of any step-by-step instructions ?

Thanks!
 
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Know of any step-by-step instructions ?
Sorry, for these things, it's trial and error based on my current setup.
[I study a tedious operation that I've been doing, then think about how to automate it.]

For something more universal and more platform independent, maybe there's a script (using javascript or greasemonkey ) or a browser add-on.
 

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