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    1. YES, you can change text colors of the SHIFT-Z, Parking, Slew and Window texts in P3D v4. In my searching the internet for any information on this, I didn't come up with anything helpful. I did my own experimentation based on what could be done in FSX. Anything anyone else can add to this, please do.
    2. Make backups of any original file before editing so that you can revert to them if something goes wrong. I know... I have done it.
    3. Within the Prepar3D.cfg file, usually in the "username"/AppData/Roaming/Lockheed Martin/Prepar3D v4" folder, edit the text using these examples.
    4. I hope this is helpful to someone.

    Example: Latitude=n1,n2

    n1 = the line position and
    n2 = the order of appearance of the parameter on that line

    In addition, Shift-Z can display several lines for these parameters on the screen

    Parameters (that I know of) that can be added:
    Latitude, WindDirectionAndSpeed, AverageFrameRate, FuelRemainingPounds, LatitudeDec, WindSpeed, TrueAirspeed, FuelRemainingGallons, LatitudeHex, WindDirection, VideoDevice, Heading, Longitude, FrameRate, Airspeed, HeadingHex, LongitudeDec, LockedFrameRate, AngleOfAttack, AltitudeAgl, LongitudeHex, GForce, HeadingTrue, Altitude, FuelPercentage, VerticalSpeed

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    Color Charts:

    Various websites give you visual examples from a color-wheel to see what the color code is by selection. Also, if you want the codes and colors in a chart, you can Google it.

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    Example 1:

    In this example I coded all text as yellow with a 25% shadow for clarity for reading the text in various flying background lighting.

    [Display]
    ActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,0 ;; yellow
    ActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=0,28,140,64 ;; 25% black transparent (no transparency is 0, total transparency is 256)
    NonActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,0 ;; yellow
    NonActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=24,33,87,64 ;; 25% black transparent (no transparency is 0, total transparency is 256)
    InfoUpperLeftTextColorUser=255,255,0 ;; yellow
    InfoUpperLeftTextColorNonUser=255,255,0 ;; yellow
    InfoUpperLeftBackGroundColor=0,0,0,64 ;; 25% black transparent (no transparency is 0, total transparency is 256)
    InfoUpperRightTextColor=255,255,0 ;; yellow
    InfoUpperRightBackGroundColor=0,0,0,64 ;; 25% black transparent (no transparency is 0, total transparency is 256)
    InfoLowerLeftTextColor=255,255,0 ;; yellow
    InfoLowerLeftBackGroundColor=0,0,0,64 ;; 25% black transparent (no transparency is 0, total transparency is 256)
    InfoLowerRightTextColor=255,255,0 ;; yellow
    InfoLowerRightBackGroundColor=0,0,0,64 ;; 25% black transparent (no transparency is 0, total transparency is 256)

    [TextInfo.1]
    Altitude=1,1
    AltitudeAgl=1,2
    Heading=1,3
    AirSpeed=1,4
    WindDirectionAndSpeed=2,1
    VerticalSpeed=2,2
    FrameRate=3,1
    LockedFrameRate=3,2
    AverageFrameRate=3,3
    FuelPercentage=4,1
    FuelRemainingGallons=4,2
    FuelRemainingPounds4,3

    [TextInfo.2]
    FrameRate=1,1
    LockedFrameRate=1,2
    AverageFrameRate=1,3

    [SlewTextInfo.1]
    Altitude=1,1
    AltitudeAgl=1,2
    Heading=1,3
    AirSpeed=1,4
    WindDirectionAndSpeed=2,1
    VerticalSpeed=2,2
    FrameRate=3,1
    LockedFrameRate=3,2
    AverageFrameRate=3,3

    [SlewTextInfo.2]
    FrameRate=1,1
    LockedFrameRate=1,2
    AverageFrameRate=1,3


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    Last edited by Timberleaf; 06-04-2017 at 03:03 PM.

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    Thank you

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    You are welcome. I am glad this is helpful to some. Many have given so much to me over the years (to this hobby), this is just a small way of giving back.
    Timberleaf
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    Thanks so much for this. I can now read fps, etc., without straining my 63 year old eyes. Great !

    Thanks again, Paul

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