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Vary the colours in Tune Smithy for various items and text colours

What to change

Choose which of the Tune Smithy sets of colours to change here


Choose which item to change


This shows the current colour for the item....

Use Ctrl + click to copy this colour across to the right if you want to make a small adjustment in it rather than to start with a new colour.

Colour Code Opts...

Options for the colour coding of notes played and the keyboard note colours

Select from custom colours

Unselect this if you just want to choose one of the sixteen preset colours

This doesn't change the colour of any of the items in FTS. It just changes the list of colours available for your next colour choice

Custom list boxes

Convenient list of sixteen colours to select from - you can vary each one...

You can use any colour you like for any of the controls. This is just a convenient list of sixteen useful colours all in one place.

To change a colour in this list, select the one you want to change, then choose a named colour, use colour wheel, or use the Windows colour chooser.

Custom list boxes

Choose from preset colours - you can change any of these colours too...

To change a colour, just highlight it and then select a colour name in the drop list below, or use the colour wheel below, or you can use the Windows colour chooser.

Reset Custom Colours

Resets to a preset list of custom colours to choose from...

This doesn't change the colour of any of the items in FTS. It just changes the list of colours available for your next colour choice

It sets all the custom colours back to match the preset colours - useful if you have edited them and want to start again with a fresh slate

Use Windows Color Chooser to change the custom colours

Be sure to read the instructions below about how to use this

Or: Change item and highlighted custom colour in one go here with the wheel or named colours drop list:

Select any named colour to use it for the current custom colour and item


Adjust the selected custom colour colour using a colour wheel...

The colour wheel is a standard way of setting out the colours which uses hues around the spectrum, then it is joined back from violet to red via magenta which isn't a spectrum colour.


Select from one of the saved skins for Tune Smithy

Read Skin Colours Again

Go back to the preset colours for this skin

Save Skin Colours

Save colours for all items as the preset colours for the selected skin


Configure the skin - the "look" of Tune Smithy - colours, texture, text etc

Separate main window texture

This can be useful to pick out the main window when you have many on the screen

Help = F1

Click for help for this window. Or F1. Other opts: Shift , Alt, Ctrl + click...

F1 or click shows the help for the current window in your web browser.

Some windows may have no help yet in which case the help icon is shown crossed out with a red line.

Shift + F1 or Shift + Click brings up the tool tips extra help window (this window) to show any extra help for a tool tip.

You can tell if a tool tip has extra help if it ends ... like this one.

Ctrl + F1 or Ctrl + click takes you to the list of keyboard shortcuts for Tune Smithy.

Alt + F1 or Alt + click (alternatively Caps lock physically held down + F1 or Click) takes you to the on-line page at the web site about the current main window task - which gives a short introduction to it for newbies to the program. If there is no on-line page specific to a task, takes you to the main tune smithy page on the web site.

Since the help for Tune Smithy is currently a bit out of date and needs to be redone completely for the new 3.0 release, then you may find the on-line page for some of the newer tasks particularly useful.

Organise Windows = F2

Or F2 - Reset / save / open for individual windows, right click for cat. list...

Shows the Organise windows window - which you can use to reset all the parameters for the current window - or save them all, or open previously saved parameters for just this window. Also has a drop list of all the windows and their shortcuts.

Other Dialog Star

Tip of the day - For All category - right click for neighbouring windows...

Left click for a tip of the day in this category.

Right click to see a menu of neighbouring windows.

The neighbours are the ones you most often move to after this one or within a minute of this one, arranged by popularity.

So as you continue to use FTS, it will learn your habits, and the neighbouring windows listed here, should be the ones you most often visit after this one.

Neighbours, and Previous - Up - Next

Help For Tool Tip - Shift + F1 (Ctrl + 141)

Search Scales or Arpeggios (Ctrl + 14)

N.B. This list of neighbours may change when these pages are updated.

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