Glad you found a strategy that is, at least partially, working for you.
You wrote: I couldn't find the way to assign the desired color to the "thought type" when I added them all to selection via the thought select window.
I'm not sure I understand what the issue was with assigning the desired color to your thought type:
> Are you saying you couldn't find a way to assign a new color or a new type to multiple thoughts all at once?
-- The only way I know to assign a new color to multiple thoughts is by assigning them all a new type to which the preferred color has been (or will be) assigned.
> Or, were you unable to find a way to set the desired color on a new thought type itself?
-- FYI, I just now checked with support at TheBrain, and I learned they have not yet created a video that illustrates how to set the thought type color properties, but I could explain the process in more detail if it would be a help. Just let me know....
You wrote: No way to override/wipe custom formatting though? I manually changed the colors of a lot of these tags previously, and they are stubbornly holding onto the colors I assigned rather than taking on the type colors. Still a step in the right direction, anyhow... Thanks again!
Manual color changes will always override type colors -- so, if I understand you correctly, each tag with a manual color assignment will have to be reset back to the default, in order for the tag color type to appear. Does this make sense?