Tracks are rows of information that can be displayed or hidden, as desired, in the Alignment and Strategy views. Data for some tracks are imported automatically with the sequence data (e.g., feature tracks), while others are calculated with SeqMan Ultra.
The following table shows tasks that affect the display of tracks:
|To display a track
| To display a track in the Alignment and/or Strategy views:
|To expand/collapse selected tracks
|Click the plus/minus signs ( / ) to the left of the sequence name. In the Alignment view, you can also right-click on a track and choose Expand or Collapse.
|To expand/collapse all tracks in the Alignment view
|Right-click anywhere in the Alignment view and choose Expand All or “Collapse All*.
|To hide tracks
| Do one of the following:
|To change the order of 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 change options for a track
|See Edit track options.
|To change track height or spacing between tracks
|See Change track height or spacing between tracks.
|To manually rename a single selected track
| Select a track in the Alignment or Strategy view, then right-click on it and choose Rename. Alternatively, select the track name and choose Edit > Rename. The Choose Label dialog opens with the Display drop-down menu set to Custom label.
Type the desired name into the Label text box, then click OK.
|To automatically rename tracks using specified data fields
| Select one or more tracks in the Alignment or Strategy view, then right-click on it and choose Rename with Fields. Alternatively, select the track name and choose Edit > Rename with Fields. Making no selection prior to using the main menu command is equivalent to selecting all tracks. The Choose Label dialog opens with the Display drop-down menu set to One or more fields.
The left pane shows available fields, and the right pane shows fields that will be displayed as part of the sequence name. Initially, Default name is the only field listed in the right pane. An example showing the appearance of the name using the specified field(s) appears in the Example box at the bottom of the dialog. Select and organize the fields you wish to display as part of the sequence name:
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