Managing table preferences

The Tables tab is for setting the properties of the tables in the right window pane of the console. This topic includes:

Table-Row Settings

In this section you can define the appearance of the tables in the console window. The following options are available:

Parameter

Description

Color of Odd Lines

The box next to this label displays the color of the first and each unevenly numbered row of the tables in the right window pane.

Color of Even Lines

The box next to this label displays the color of the second and each even numbered row of the tables in the right window pane.

Grid Color

The box next to this label displays the color of the table grid.

Row Height

This text box defines the height of the table rows in pixels. To modify the height simply change the displayed value to your desired value. The default row height is 9 pixels.

To modify the color of table elements

  1. Click Modify next to the color box.
    The Choose Color of Line dialog box appears on the screen.

    Tab

    Description

    Swatches

    In this tab you can select the color by simply clicking one of the proposed colors. The Recent box appears the last choices that you made.

    HSB

    In this tab you can select your color by either entering the HSB code in the corresponding boxes to the right or by moving the pentagon to a color group and clicking to select a color. In the lower right side the RGB equivalent of the currently selected color appears.

    RGB

    In the RGB tab you can select the row color by either moving the three pentagons until the desired color is displayed or by entering the RGB code in the corresponding boxes to the right.

  2. Select the desired color from one of the tabs.
  3. Click OK to confirm.

The selected color is chosen for the selected table element.

Automatic Refresh

The preferences box provides each administrator with the possibility to define the refresh rate of the different console tables. Refreshing a view is not linked to the node but to the selected view. Its type of refresh is indicated through the color in the far right field of the status bar at the bottom of the console window.

The field is in the form of a progress bar, and the degree of filling indicates the rate at which the view is refreshed, that is, when the field has completely been filled in, the table in the right window pane will be automatically refreshed. If rows are selected in the table the auto-refresh is deactivated until the selection is removed.

Color

Description

No automatic refresh is defined for this view.

This view is refreshed via normal automatic refresh.

This view is refreshed with fast automatic refresh.

There is no connection to the master.

Static views such as the main console view or the Managed Applications node do not have automatic refresh, to manually refresh this view select the View > Refresh menu option.

Parameter

Description

Regular Automatic Refresh

In this section you can activate the regular refresh for dynamic tables such as the Events view or the Members view of the different objects.Check the Enable Regular Automatic Refresh box to enable the regular automatic refresh of dynamic tables. By default this option is enabled and set to automatically refresh the views every 30 seconds. You can modify the default value through the speed bar below the check box. To increase the refresh interval move the bar to the right. The selected value is indicated through the number displayed next to the Enable Regular Automatic Refresh check box. The colored field to its right indicates by which color the regularly refreshed tables can be recognized ().

Fast Automatic Refresh

In this section you can enable or disable the fast refresh for quickly changing dynamic tables, such as tables which contain a status, for example, Assigned Operational Rules and Assigned Devices.Check the Enable Fast Automatic Refresh box to define a personalized fast refresh rate for these console views. By default this box is checked and the value defined is 30 seconds. After checking this box you can modify the interval of the fast automatic refresh through the speed bar below the check box. To increase the refresh interval move the bar to the right. The selected value is indicated through the number displayed next to the Enable Regular Automatic Refresh check box. The colored field to its right indicates by which color the regularly refreshed tables can be recognized ().

Paging Settings

This part defines the volume of the content displayed in the tables of the console.

Parameter

Description

Table Rows per Page

The value in this text box defines the number of rows of the tables in the right window pane. This value is only applicable to the individual objects of the database, it does not include the subnodes that may be found under a node and will be listed in this table, too. For example. In the Members tab of the Device Groups node you will find the list of subnodes, which are Inventory , Assigned Operational Rules , Assigned Queries , Directory Server and Alerts and Events , plus all devices that are a member of this group. The number of rows defined in this text box will only affect the list of member devices displayed in this table. If you defined the number of rows to 5 and your group has 7 device members, the first page of the table in the right pane will only display the first five members. To see the remaining two members you must click Next > at the bottom of the pane.

Table elements colors settings

This task presumes that the Preference window is opened and the Tables tab is selected.

To change the color of table elements, proceed as follows:

  1. Click Modify next to the color box.
    The Choose Color of Line dialog box appears on the screen.

    Tab

    Description

    Swatches

    In this tab you can select the color by simply clicking one of the proposed colors. The Recent box appears the last choices that you made.

    HSB

    In this tab you can select your color by either entering the HSB code in the corresponding boxes to the right or by moving the pentagon to a color group and clicking to select a color. In the lower right side the RGB equivalent of the currently selected color appears.

    RGB

    In the RGB tab you can select the row color by either moving the three pentagons until the desired color is displayed or by entering the RGB code in the corresponding boxes to the right.

  2. Select the desired color from one of the tabs.
  3. Click OK to confirm.

The selected color is chosen for the selected table element.

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