The controls on this page are used to configure the appearance of text in the file comparison windows.
Separate colour preferences are stored for the light and dark user-interface themes. This makes it possible to customize colours suitably for each theme and switch between them at will.
The text previews show how unchanged, inserted, removed, and changed text blocks will look in file comparison windows.
Click one of the drop-down colour selection buttons in this group to change the background colour of a text block type. Click the More button within the drop-down to access a larger range of colours.
Click one of the drop-down colour selection buttons in this group to change the overview strip colour of a text block type. (By default, overview strip colours are more intense versions of the background colours. This makes each block in the overview strips easier to identify.) Click the More button within the drop-down to access a larger range of colours.
The buttons in this group enable you to change the font and foreground colour for each type of text block that can be displayed in file comparison windows.
Text linking lines colour
Click to change the colour of the lines used to link related changes in text comparisons.
Binary linking lines colour
Click to change the colour of the lines used to link related changes in binary comparisons.
Dim resolved text by
Click to change the percentage by which resolved (greyed) sections of file comparison panes are dimmed.
Choose the type of text anti-aliasing used within text and binary comparisons. There are three options:
- ClearType – use Windows ClearType subpixel antialiasing. ClearType generally provides the clearest looking text. The appearance of ClearType text can be adjusted using the Windows ClearType Text Tuner tool, which can be useful if you perceive faint colour fringes around text.
- Off – disable antialiasing, resulting in crisp but jagged text.
- Monochrome – use whole-pixel antialiasing, where lighter shades of the text colour are used for pixels that should be partially drawn. This usually produces a better result than disabling antialiasing entirely, but text is typically not as crisp as when using ClearType.