Daqarta for DOS Contents
The first item in each color menu is the PALETTE. There are two separate palette systems: one for waveform and spectrum modes (called "main"), and one for Spectrogram mode. Each system allows a separate multi-palette file to be saved or loaded. Selecting a new palette from among those in the file currently loaded will change all screen colors to the new palette values.
For waveform and spectrum modes, screen features like TRACE, GRID, and AXES are adjusted by selecting from the upper menu. When ENTER is hit, the cursor arrow will move to the boxed submenu, leaving behind a place-mark (*). Submenu items may then be selected and adjusted as for normal menus.
In spectrogram mode, individual color weights may be adjusted by a similar upper menu / submenu process.
This Help system has its own palette in waveform and spectrum modes, allowing adjustment of text, link, Help cursor, and background colors. When the upper Help system is active, this palette is used automatically, and is the palette that will appear when you enter the Color control menu. If Help is not active, you can still manually roll to the Help Palette from the Palette item. The Help Palette is not used for the lower Help system, or when Help is active in the Spectrogram mode.
Monitor contrast and brightness controls can have a big effect on color balance. Since Daqarta may allow more control over colors than many of the other programs that your system will be running, you might want to set the monitor controls for optimum results with your other programs. Then create custom palettes for best results with Daqarta, and avoid further adjustments to the monitor. This is particularly important if you want to have a smooth Spectrogram color sequence, since slight monitor changes can completely change the visual weights of adjacent colors.
Items in the main color menu are:
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