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In the view menu you'll find all direct functions and commands, that are related to manipulations of the histrographic content window. These are the non-standard view menu entries:

Menu "View"

Top ruler

Press ⌘ L to activate a ruler displayed permanently on top of the histograph view (and press that again to deactivate the ruler). This ruler can be helpful to mark a specific area of the histogram to be zoomed. As a default setting the ruler is divided into four quarters. You can change that appearance to display as ten tenths in the application's preferences.

Marker lines

Two horizontal lines in the viewer window are predefined and always visible: A red maximum bitrate marker that normally shows up on 10,000 kpbs to remind to the DVD spec's maximum and a black line in the middle of the view.
When a file is analyzed an displayed you will also see two tick marks on the bottom: A red one that shows the position of the maximum bitrate found and a black one for the position of the minimum bitrate.
You can also switch between three different horizontal markers:

By pressing ⌘ ⌥ A you'll switch all three markers on and off.

Cursor movement and tracking

When you move the mouse pointer over the viewer window a blue vertical line will be displayed as a cursor that tracks your mouse movement within the histogram. Sometimes you may find that bothering ... so a ⌘ D will hide the cursor or make it re-appear. To mark an interesting position as permanent in the histogram use ⌘ LeftClick to freeze the cursor at its current position. Press again to unlock the cursor. You can approximately move the cursor one second, one minute or ten minutes left or right off from its current position. Use LeftClick or RightClick on the right hand current time display to step one second, ⌘ LeftClick or ⌘ RightClick to step one minute and ⌘ ⌥ LeftClick or ⌘ ⌥ RightClick to step ten minutes away. Exactness of movement depends on the current scale/zoom of the view and the TV system of the file. You can easier step an exact second in a PAL file than on NTSC.