is a low-level option for graphics functions that specifies the default style to use in rendering ticks.


  • DefaultTicksStyle->style specifies that the ticks should effectively be replaced by Style[ticks,style].
  • TicksStyle is applied after DefaultTicksStyle.
  • The default setting for DefaultTicksStyle is typically different for different constructs.
  • For Graphics, the default setting is DefaultTicksStyle->"GraphicsTicks", and in general for an object named obj it is typically "obj Ticks".
  • DefaultTicksStyle->{} introduces no default style specifications, thereby effectively allowing all outside style specifications in.
  • DefaultTicksStyle->style makes any specifications in style override corresponding outside style specifications.


Basic Examples  (3)

The current setting for DefaultTicksStyle:

The default styles used:

Explicit settings for TicksStyle override DefaultTicksStyle:

Introduced in 2008