How can I change the color and font on the second y axis of a subplot?

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I have a Matlab subplot:
subplot(4,2,2); plotyy(x,y,x,z)
xlabel('x','FontSize',8); set(gca,'FontSize',8); legend('y','z','Location','Best');
set(legend,'FontSize',8); title('y and z','FontSize',10);
But the font on the right axis is 10, not 8, and the color is blue. I would to change the color and font. Many thanks for any help!

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Azzi Abdelmalek
Azzi Abdelmalek on 19 Apr 2014
Try this
title('y and z','FontSize',10)
Sara Fawal
Sara Fawal on 23 Jul 2020
Hello Azzi,
Is there a way to set ALL the Y axis colors in a subplot to black using the findall command?
I want to do this: set(findall(gcf, 'ALL Y Axis Colors', 'k'))
Can it be done.
Thank you

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Mischa Kim
Mischa Kim on 19 Apr 2014
Edited: Mischa Kim on 19 Apr 2014
SSB, one way would be to use the plot tools. See icon in the lower right corner in the screen shot:
In the plot tools editor you can select the figure objects and change their properties. Once you are done adapting your figure you can choose > File > Generate Code... and learn how to do all those changes programmatically.
SSB on 19 Apr 2014
Thanks. For some reason I was just not able to click on the second y-axis, but I think I have it now.

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DanielFromIllinois on 1 Feb 2023
You can also find the YAxis properties for left and right like so:
fh = figure;
x = 1:10;
y = 1:10;
%pltos on the left axis.
%plots on the right axis.
yyaxis right
%The YAxis object is stored under the Axes child of the figure.
%It has a property 'Color' that you can use to set the color to black.
%The line below will set the color to black.
fh.Children.YAxis(2) = 'k';

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