“Tracks” are rows of information that can be displayed or hidden, as desired, in the Overview and Sequences view. Tracks can pertain to a header, footer, or individual sequence row. The following video provides a brief overview of how tracks are used in MegAlign Pro:

The following tracks can be applied, removed or (in most cases) edited:

The following table shows tasks that affect the display of tracks within the Overview and Sequences View:

Task How to…
To access the options for a particular type of track Do either of the following:

  • Right-click on a track in the Overview or the Sequences View and choose Show Track Options.

  • Click View > Tracks > Options or open the Tracks Panel and click the Options bar ( ), then do either of the following to specify the track of interest:

    • Click on the track name in the Tracks panel.

    • In the Overview or Sequences View, click on the track name in the header, footer, or any expanded sequence row.
To change the order of all tracks in a view Open a sequence row to view its track. Then drag a track label (e.g. “Features”) to the desired position among the other tracks and drop it there. Note that if you turn off some tracks in the Tracks panel and add them again later, they will appear in the order in which their boxes were checked.
To expand/collapse tracks for all sequences in a particular view Ensure that no sequences are selected.

  • To expand tracks for all sequences, choose Sequence > Expand All Rows or Overview > Expand All Rows; or right-click in the view and choose Expand All.

  • To collapse tracks for all sequences, choose Sequence > Collapse All Rows or Overview > Collapse All Rows; or right-click in the view and choose Collapse All.
To expand/collapse tracks for selected sequences Do any of the following:

  • Click the plus/minus sign to the left of the sequence name ( / ).

  • To expand tracks for selected sequences, choose Sequence > Expand Sequence Rows or Overview > Expand Overview Rows; or right-click on the selection and choose Expand.

  • To collapse tracks for selected sequences, choose Sequence > Collapse Sequence Rows or Overview > Collapse Overview Rows; or right-click on the selection and choose Collapse.
To delete one or more selected tracks Uncheck the corresponding box(es) in the Tracks panel, press the Delete key, or use Edit > Delete.
To see how the zoom level can affect the appearance of tracks See Zoom in or out on a view.

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