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Dialog box referencePreferences dialog ► Customization - Colors

Figure 502. The Colors section
The Colors section lets you customize colors of various screen elements.
The Colors section contains the following settings:
You can create lots of different color schemes and save each one as a preset. After you create a color scheme that you like, type a name for it in the Presets window, and then click the floppy disk icon to save the preset. When you want to load the preset, just select it in the Presets window. To delete a preset, select it and then click the Delete button .
The Colors section has the following fields:
This list shows different areas where color can be adjusted. Choosing one of these categories helps filter out screen elements you may not want to deal with at the moment. The categories also provide a convenient way to adjust brightness, hue, and saturation of a related collection of screen elements without hunting through a long list.
This list shows all the items in SONAR you can set the color of. Highlight the one you want to change. You can change multiple Elements simultaneously by CTRL-clicking or CTRL-dragging. Click Select All to select all screen elements in the current color category.
This field lets you choose the same color for a highlighted item in the Screen Element list that Microsoft Windows uses for certain screen elements. For example, because Windows usually uses black for button text, if you highlight Window Background in the Screen Element list and then click Button Text in the Follow System Color field, all the window backgrounds in SONAR turn black (or whatever color you have set up for button text in your Windows preferences).
Choosing this option instead of the Follow System Color option allows you to pick a specific color for the highlighted item in the Screen Element list. Click the Choose Color button to open the Color dialog box, click the color you want, and click OK. The highlighted item in the Screen Element list changes to the color you chose.
This control increases or decreases the vibrancy of the selected color. A lower saturation value will input more “grayness” to the color, making it appear more faded.
Pressing the Reset button resets the Brightness, Hue, and Saturation sliders to default values.
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Default. Choosing this option causes SONAR to use its original color and design for the background.
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None. Choosing this option causes SONAR to use a flat, grey color for the background.
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Custom. Choosing this option opens the Wallpaper Bitmap dialog box, which allows you to choose a graphics file (bitmap) to use as the background.
This button opens the Import Color Set dialog box, which allows you to import a color arrangement, or a group of presets.
This button opens the Export Color Set dialog box, which allows you to export a color arrangement, or a group of presets.
Table 265. Screen elements 
The color of the vertical lines in the Track view that show Snap to Grid locations (when Add MBT to Pool is enabled)
The color of the markers in the Track view time ruler that show Snap to Grid locations (when Add MBT to Pool is enabled)
Color of the MIDI data in a muted area of a clip. Also used for the outline of event muted notes in the Piano Roll.
Color of the line on the left side of the Track pane connecting a track folder to the tracks that are contained in the folder
Color of the waveform in a clip during preview while recording if the amplitude is greater than or equal to 0dB
V‑Vocal Clip Background
The color of a V‑Vocal clip.
Color of the border around the active pane in the Track view: if the Bus pane is active, it displays this color; if the Track pane is active, it displays this color.
Color just to the left of the folder icon that indicates whether all the tracks in the folder are selected, or just some of them
Color on the upper left corner of the folder icon that indicates whether all the strips in the folder are selected, or just some of them
Color of the text on the right end of a track’s title bar that displays the peak level that the track’s audio meter measures
Color of vertical line that follows the mouse pointer position when Aim Assist is enabled in the Track view
Highlight color of any SONAR controls being controlled by the first control surface listed in Edit >Preferences > MIDI - Control Surfaces.
Highlight color of any SONAR controls being controlled by the second control surface listed in Edit >Preferences > MIDI - Control Surfaces.
Highlight color of any SONAR controls being controlled by the third control surface listed in Edit >Preferences > MIDI - Control Surfaces.
Highlight color of any SONAR controls being controlled by the fourth control surface listed in Edit >Preferences > MIDI - Control Surfaces.
Color of the Navigator pane triangle that shows what the part of the Clips pane is currently displayed
Color of pitch rows in Piano Roll view (or Inline PRV) that become unavailable when Snap to Scale is enabled.
The color of the second type of continuous event entered into the Piano Roll or Inline Piano Roll view
The color of the fourth type of continuous event entered into the Piano Roll or Inline Piano Roll view
The color of the seventh type of continuous event entered into the Piano Roll or Inline Piano Roll view
The color of the eighth type of continuous event entered into the Piano Roll or Inline Piano Roll view
Sets the color of the enable/disable check box on effects and other objects that have an on/off switch

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