Changing the Display
You can override IGV's default display options in several ways:
This section describes a few commonly used display options that apply to all (or most) tracks: graph type, data range, track color, track height, and track names. For information about how to load and display specific types of data, see Viewing Data. For a complete list of display options, review the options available in the pop-up menus, Preferences window, Color Legends window, and the menu bar (View and Tracks menus).
Most tracks are displayed using one of four graph types (the following graphs show the same data):
IGV determines the default graph type for a track as described in Default Display.
To change the graph type of selected tracks:
The data range for a track provides the minimum, baseline, and maximum value for the graph, and also whether the scale is linear or logarithmic. IGV determines the default data range for a track as described in Default Display.
To change the data range for selected heat map tracks:
To change the data range for other selected tracks:
Changing the data range can significantly affect the data display:
To change the track color for selected heat map tracks:
To change the track color for tracks that are displayed as something other than a heatmap (i.e., bar chart, scatter plot, or line plot):
To change the height of selected tracks:
To change the height of all tracks:
To fit the data to the window:
By default, IGV displays track names to the left of the attribute panel. Legibility of the track names depends on track height; for example, track names will not be legible when track height is 1 pixel).
To select the attribute IGV uses as the track name:
To display the track name as a track label:
To rename a track:
You can only rename one track at a time. You can preserve track name changes only by saving the session.
There are 3 different options for viewing the feature track. These allow you to display overlapping features, such as different transcripts of a gene, on one line or multiple lines
To change the view of the feature track, right-click on the feature track and select one of the options: