The Colors and Lines window lets you select the foreground (i.e., data), background, label, marker, and grid colors for both the plot windows and the block window. The default colors are 'standard dark:' a dark background, yellow data line, and pale blue or white grids; there is also a 'standard' set of pale colors in which the plot background is light gray and the data line is red. For both standard colorsets, the selected block is shown as dark blue with yellow data. If you prefer other color combinations, you can use the standard Apple color picker to select the colors of all the major plot elements. Note that the program will use default colors for overlays, but these can also be user-set.
- Whatever colors you select for data lines and backgrounds, be sure to check them for proper visibility of plot elements when 'inverted,' as when a subset of the plot or block areas is selected or highlighted (this is shown for both plot and block areas).
- You can also change the thickness of the data line from one pixel (the default) to 2 or 3 pixels. For most purposes and most users, a one-pixel thickness is the best option, but some prefer a thicker line that is easier too see from a distance.
- The Histogram bars button allows selection of the bar colors
of histograms, which are used in various analysis modes.
- NOTE: Colors may change if you shift between 8-bit color depth
(256 colors) and greater color depths (16- and 24-bit; 'thousands' or 'millions'
of colors). Modern Macs operate with 'millions' of colors.
User preferences are saved for automatic loading a program launch when you click the 'Save These Settings' button.