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Peter Richardson

I have managed to download, setup and connect to Gatwick as an observer, no problem.  However, some of the YouTube videos I watched along the way show, for example, the departure list customised to use different colours and re-order the columns.  I found how to re-order columns, but can’t find how to change the list background, to say black.  Is there any information on how to carry out these customisations?

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Fraser Cooper

If you go to other set - Symbology Settings - Datablock is where you can edit departure lists / tags etc

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Peter Richardson

Hi Fraser, I am not sure that this helps.  What I was looking to do was configure, for example, the Departures List (attached) so that the back ground is not the standard turquoise colour to black and change the text colours of entries in the lists to different colours just to make it easier to read.  Being able to change the font size would also make it easier to read.  I can't see how you can do this with Other Set -> Symbology Settings -> Datablock?

 

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Shaun Anderson

To change the colours within the dep list, click on the small "s" top left corner which will open up the editing menu. At the bottom is the colour selector but its shows a number not an actual colour. Just pick a number and see what its shows up as, if you dont like it select another.

The background colour as Fraser has mention is in the Datablock.

Hope this helps

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Sam White

Indeed, the background colours of all the lists can be changed by:

  1. Open the symbology settings ("Other SET->Symbology Settings...").
  2. Click on the '+' next to datablock to expand the datablock list.
  3. Click on "AC list background" in the expanded datablock list.
  4. Click on the colour (next to "color:") in the banner near the top of the symbology settings dialog box.
  5. Select the colour you want.

The highlight background you see when you click on an aircraft can be changed using the 'AC list selected background' item.

As has been mentioned, the colours of the items within the lists can be changed by pressing 'S' in the top left corner of the list, selecting the relevant item and changing the 'Coloring' option at the bottom. The font sizes of these can also be changed using the 'Font size' drop down in this window.

The colours referenced within the list settings (default main item, default other item, based on final level, fix color 1 etc.) can themselves be edited from the symbology settings. The 'fix color 1-6' values are the 'user 1-6' options in the symbology settings. Information about how the 'default main item' etc. colours work can be found on the tags page in the EuroScope wiki. It is likely that changing the 'Datablock->non-concerned' and 'Datablock->notified' colours in the symbology settings will change the colours of all of the items in your lists, although this will also likely change the colours of your radar targets/tags.

You can also make the list background transparent by ticking the 'Transparent AC list background' option at the top of the symbology settings dialog. Personally, I prefer this option. It looks something like this:

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Peter Richardson

Hi Sam, thanks for the information.  The example you provided is what I am trying to configure.  The problem is really trying to find out where to go in the documentation.

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Connor Faulder
14 hours ago, Peter Richardson said:

 

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A slight aside - if you've successfully loaded the UK Controller Pack, I'm fairly sure it shouldn't look like this by default.

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Peter Richardson

Hi Connor, when you say it shouldn’t look this way, is that in terms of the colour or ordering of the columns.  I have changed the order.

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Peter Richardson

What version of Euroscope should I be using?  I have v3.2 installed (11/05/2014) but noticed that the latest "Beta" is v3.2.1.25 (28/06/2020).

 

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Darren Hill
On 02/08/2020 at 07:57, Connor Faulder said:

A slight aside - if you've successfully loaded the UK Controller Pack, I'm fairly sure it shouldn't look like this by default.

Pretty sure Connor is correct here.

 

Have you got this installed @Peter Richardson?

16 hours ago, Peter Richardson said:

What version of Euroscope should I be using?  I have v3.2 installed (11/05/2014) but noticed that the latest "Beta" is v3.2.1.25 (28/06/2020).

 

I'd recommend using one of the betas (I use r23, but r25 is pretty good. Just avoid r24)

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Peter Richardson

Yesterday I totally uninstalled Euroscope and removed all the folders off my hard drive.  I then installed a fresh copy of Euroscope v3.2, downloaded the UK Controller Pack and unzipped it into ..Documents\Euroscope folder, checking the location as per the Readme.PDF.  Also downloaded the UKControllerPlugin.dll and moved it into the Euroscope folder.  Is there something I need to do when starting Euroscope apart from opening the UK Sector file?

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Peter Richardson

Thanks to everyone who has suggested solutions to my problem.  The solution turned out to be really trivial.  The EuroScope shortcut was not pointing to my ...Documents\EuroScope folder.  Once I discovered this and fixed it, it all sprung in to life.

Thanks again.

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