Set User Preferences

Contents
casp1032
 
 
Select Preferences to customize the appearance and behavior of the Performance View user interface.
 
Follow these steps:
 
  1. Click the Set user preferences icon SPEC--setpreference_ico.
    The Preferences dialog opens.
  2. Configure preference settings as desired.
  3. Click OK.
    The settings that you selected are applied to Performance View.
Configure Preferences
You can configure the following preferences from the Preferences dialog:
  •  
    Save Settings At Exit
    Saves all of the settings that you change during a Performance View session. Saved settings are applied to subsequent sessions. The following settings are available:
    • Performance View tabs to display and the order in which to display them
       You can show or hide tabs using the View menu. To modify the order of tabs, hide them and then display them in the desired order.
    • Display settings for the status bar, the toolbar, and tooltips
    • The last server that connected to Performance View
    • The directory of the health report that was saved or opened most recently
    • The size and on-screen location of the main window
    • All other preferences that are specified in the Preferences dialog
  •  
    Confirm Exit
    Specifies whether you want to be prompted to confirm attempts to exit the Performance View.
  •  
    Show Warnings At Exit
    Specifies whether to show all pending warnings (for example, the warning when a health report has been created but not saved) before Performance View closes.
  •  
    Show Server List At Startup
    Specifies whether you want to be prompted to select the 
    SpectroSERVER
     to connect to Performance View after you start Performance View.
     This setting only applies when you start Performance View from the command line. When you start Performance View from the Spectrum Control Panel, you are always connected to the 
    SpectroSERVER
     to which the Control Panel is connected.
  •  
    Email Report When Complete
    Sends the health report automatically to the addresses that are specified in the Email Report To field.
  •  
    Email Report To
    Specifies a comma-separated list of the email addresses to which to send health reports after they are generated.
  •  
    Title Font
    Specifies the font, style, and size to use for the graph titles that appear above graphs. To change this preference, click Font, make your selections, and click OK.
  •  
    Label Font
    Specifies the font, style, and size to use for graph labels, which are the text elements in a graph other than the graph title. To change this preference, click Font, make your selections, and click OK.
  •  
    Chart Line Colors
    Specifies the colors to use for graph lines. The first color button specifies the color for the first graph attribute, the second button specifies the color for the second attribute, and so on.
    All graphs use this same color palette. Changing the color for a graph line changes that color in all graphs.
Change the Colors of Graph Lines
You can customize graph settings and change the color of a line in a line graph.
 
Follow these steps:
 
  1. Click the Set user preferences icon SPEC--setpreference_ico.
    The Preferences dialog opens.
  2. Beside Chart Line Colors, select the graph (chart) line color to change.
    The Select Color dialog opens.
  3. Change the color by taking one of the following steps:
    • To select a color swatch, click the Swatches tab, and select the swatch.
    • To specify the desired hue, saturation, and brightness of the desired color, click the HSB tab, and specify the values using the slider or the text fields.
    • To specify the red, green, and blue values of the desired color, click the RGB tab. Move the vertical slider along the color spectrum bar to change the hue, and move the small, white circle in the color square to change the saturation and brightness. Alternatively, use the text fields to individually specify the HSB values.
     To exit from the dialog without applying any changes, click Cancel. To return to the color that was active when you opened the dialog, click Reset.
  4. Click OK.
    The Set Color dialog closes.
  5. Click OK.
    The Preferences dialog closes and your changes are applied.
View Menu
Use the View menu to customize the Performance View user interface. Select menu items to display or hide interface elements such as the Status Bar, tooltips, or tabs.
Change the Display of Graph Axes
You can customize the axes of individual line graphs in several ways. Right-click in a graph to see a context menu. A check mark indicates that the option is enabled. The menu contains the following display options for graphs:
  •  
    Auto Scale
    Sizes the Y axis value of a graph to the highest value in the collected data. For instance, if the current vertical access value is 20, and data is collected for a value of 300, the Y axis is set to 300.
    Auto Scale overrides both Fit All Data and Set Y Axis.
  •  
    Fit All Data
    Selects a Y axis scale so that all current data can be displayed on the graph.
    Fit All Data overrides Set Y Axis.
  •  
    Reset Y Axis
    Sets the Y axis to the default values.
  •  
    Set Y Axis
    Lets you specify the maximum and minimum values for the Y axis and the number of divisions (equal intervals) between the maximum and minimum values.
  •  
    Reset High Marks
    Returns all high-level marks in a graph to zero. The data that is collected from the current point forward determines the new high-level marks. High-level marks represent the highest data values that were collected since data collection started.
  •  
    Horizontal Gridlines
    Shows or hides the horizontal gridlines.
  •  
    Vertical Gridlines
    Shows or hides the vertical gridlines.