Custom Colors

Click Options on the main menu and then click Color options and then click Custom colors... to open this dialog. Click on one of the items in the Item To Color box and then click the Get Color button to open the standard Color dialog box. Either pick one of the predefined colors or click the Define Custom Colors >> button.

If you click the Define Custom Colors button, the dialog box expands to include a color field, shade strip, and a number of edit boxes. Colors are defined by clicking on the color field and by moving the pointer on the vertical shade strip. As you define colors watch the box labeled "Color|Solid". This box shows the foreground and background version of the color you are defining. For the best looking displays, select only colors with matching foreground and background shades. The more colors your hardware supports the more colors there are that have matching foreground and background shades. Even with 256 colors there are not many matches, so you really need 32,000 or more colors to make use of this feature.

Once you have selected a color, click the color dialog's OK button to close the dialog and display the color in the Sample Colors box. This box includes various colors of text. When selecting a color for the Trace item, be sure you can see the "Gray Text" in the Sample Colors box.

Once you have selected colors for all the items you want to change, click the Apply button. Whenever you open the Custom Colors dialog, your current colors are loaded into the dialog, so you don't have to start over from scratch.

see Color Options