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 color   [other color-type attributes]

 warm gray dark

 Appearance   [other Appearance Group attributes]

 Visual configuration




 Already in v5.0.0


Specifies the colour of a note in map view.

The same colour is used in the outline of note icons in Outline/Explorer views and element outlines in TreeMap/Chart views.

The default is 'warm gray dark' but prior to v5.10.1 it was 'dark warm gray'. Note this is a different colour to the defined colour 'warm gray dark'! When describing a shade of a Tinderbox defined colour in action code, the modifier is placed first, thus 'dark warm gray', removing the possibility of ambiguity. In a number of UI dialogs with colour name/shade pop-ups the shade is normally listed after the named colour.

Adornments have a different default - 'blue'. Adornments also have the extra option of setting 'transparent' such that neither body or border colour are drawn.

There is no way to seed this value at app level, e.g. via user configuration files. Tinderbox saved colour schemes also don't save or set the $Color attribute.

Accent colour is provided by $Color2.

Possible relevant notes (via "Similar Notes" feature):

A Tinderbox Reference File : Attributes : System Attribute List : Color