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File Colors

File | Settings | Appearance and Behavior | File Colors


Use this page to set different background colors for distinguishing between project files and folders of specific scopes. The settings apply to the following UI elements:

  • The headers of editor tabs.
  • Navigation lists when one searches for files or classes by their names.

On this page:

Common Options

Item Description
Enable File Colors Select this check box to apply background color settings to navigation lists.
Enable Colors in Editor Tabs Select this check box to apply background color settings to the headers of editor tabs.
Manage Scopes Click this button to open the Scopes dialog in which you can define custom scopes for various actions.

Local Colors

In this area, configure the color-scope associations to be applied locally.

Once defined, a color-scope association cannot be changed. To re-assign a color to a scope, remove the existing association and define a new one.

Item Tooltip Description
Scope This read-only field shows the scope to apply the color setting to.
Color This read-only field shows the color to be applied to the corresponding scope.
new.png Add Click this button to open the Add Color Label dialog in which you can configure a new color-scope association.
delete.png Remove Click this button to remove the selected color-scope association.
arrowUp.png or arrowDown.png Move up or Move down Use these buttons to resort the color-scope associations and thus determine the order in which they are applied.
iconShareColorScopeAssociation.png Share Click this button to have the selected scope-color association shared among the members of the team.

The selected association will be accordingly moved to the list in the Shared Colors area.

Shared Colors

Use the controls in this area to configure the color-scope associations to be shared among all the members of the team.

Once defined, a color-scope association cannot be changed. To re-assign a color to a scope, remove the existing association and define a new one.

Item Tooltip Description
Scope This read-only field shows the scope to apply the color setting to.
Color This read-only field shows the color to be applied to the corresponding scope.
new.png Add Click this button to open the Add Color Label dialog in which you can configure a new color-scope association.
delete.png Remove Click this button to remove the selected color-scope association.
arrowUp.png or arrowDown.png Move up or Move down Use these buttons to resort the color-scope associations and thus determine the order in which they are applied.
iconUnshareColorScopeAssociation.png Unshare Click this button to have the selected scope-color association applied only locally.

The selected association will be accordingly moved to the list in the Local Colors area.

See Also

Last modified: 10 December 2014