Gap4 displays make extensive use of colour. Within these
displays it is often useful to control the colours used for particular
plots. The colour configuration window is used for this purpose. As the
colour configuration window can be used from several different options, for
convenience of documentation we will refer to the window invoking the
configuration window as the 'parent' window.
An example usage for this dialogue is to edit the colours for different restriction enzymes when they are displayed as a single line within the Template Display. The default colours are black, but by using the colour configuration dialogue it is possible to distinguish the different restriction enzymes found. An alternative use is for adjusting the colours displayed for matches plotted within the Contig Comparator.
The example below is of the configure window for a Find Read Pairs result. It was brought up using the configure command within the result manager. See section Result Manager. The window contains controls for adjusting both the line thickness and colour for use in the Contig Comparator window. Not all colour configuration dialogues (for example, when used with Restriction Enzyme Map) will include the line width section.
Adjusting the colour is simply a process of dragging the three sliders until the coloured box at the bottom of the window shows the desired colour. Colours edited here will affect the displays within the parent window. Pressing OK will shut down the configuration window and keep these colours. Pressing cancel will remove the window and will set the colours in the parent window back to their original colours.