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Active Tab suggestion


#1

While I find the ability to color the tabs very convenient, the problem I have
is that it can be hard to determine which tab you are on.

In the screen shot below, you cannot easily tell which tab is related to the
editor window (is it the first tab or the forth tab?).

The only thing you can see is that the 4th tab only has a small line under it
and the first one is a little thicker. Barely noticeable.

It would help if the line that goes around the active editor tab and the editor
window were darker or more pronounced or

another way would be make the non-active tabs slightly gray or make the color
somewhat transparent out to make the active tab stand out like below.

Just my 2 cents.

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#2

Yep definitely agree with this, once you have a number of tabs open it starts
becoming difficult. I like the idea of the others begin slightly greyed out or
something, would make a big difference.


Tim Sewell
Systems Director

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#3

Yep definitely agree with this, once you have a number of tabs open it starts
becoming difficult. I like the idea of the others begin slightly greyed out or
something, would make a big difference.


Tim Sewell
Systems Director

vli Limited

A new level in web solutions

T: +44 (0) 1737 225 130 | W: http://www.vli.co.uk | E: tim.sewell@vli.co.uk

F: +44 (0) 1737 225 131 | A: 1st Floor, Europe House, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 7RP,
UK.
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#4

Matt, here is the way IT is suppose to be working as demonstrated in 4., are you
say it is failing in 5.0 beta. The active editor session is the one that has
bold font,

I am confused as to what the issue is all about in your email…

Hank Freeman

Senior Systems, Database/Data Warehouse Architect

hfreeman@msn.com

678.414.0090 my cell Primary


#5

Matt, here is the way IT is suppose to be working as demonstrated in 4., are you
say it is failing in 5.0 beta. The active editor session is the one that has
bold font,

I am confused as to what the issue is all about in your email…

Hank Freeman

Senior Systems, Database/Data Warehouse Architect

hfreeman@msn.com

678.414.0090 my cell Primary
image006.jpeg


#6

Matt, here is the way IT is suppose to be working as demonstrated in 4., are you
say it is failing in 5.0 beta. The active editor session is the one that has
bold font,

I am confused as to what the issue is all about in your email…

Hank Freeman

Senior Systems, Database/Data Warehouse Architect

hfreeman@msn.com

678.414.0090 my cell Primary
image001.jpeg


#7

Matt, here is the way IT is suppose to be working as demonstrated in 4., are you
say it is failing in 5.0 beta. The active editor session is the one that has
bold font,

I am confused as to what the issue is all about in your email…

Hank Freeman

Senior Systems, Database/Data Warehouse Architect

hfreeman@msn.com

678.414.0090 my cell Primary
image001.gif


#8

Hank,

While the text is bolder, it is not that noticeable. You have to really
look to notice which one is active.

While a color change would stand out like a sore thumb.

Matt


#9

Actually, we like the idea. We’ll implement it.

Igor.


#10

Matt, Point taken, maybe they should try a textured colored back ground of the
tab retain the color and then make the tab back ground color solid when
active… What say you…

Hank Freeman

Senior Systems, Database/Data Warehouse Architect

hfreeman@msn.com

678.414.0090 my cell Primary
image001.gif


#11

That sounds good. Just so the color of the tabs is different. This also
has to work with the white tabs (non-colored connections) as well.


#12

Igor !!! What say you on this idea !!!

Hank Freeman

Senior Systems, Database/Data Warehouse Architect

hfreeman@msn.com

678.414.0090 my cell Primary
image001.gif


#13

#14

Agreed, whatever you come up with that look professional and accomplishes what
Matt or I have suggested works for me and I sure Matt will agree with whatever
is done as well, unless it look and works badly… Otherwise Matt will send
OLD SNOW from Michigan to Kalifonia, and you should pray that is not yellow.

Hank Freeman

Senior Systems, Database/Data Warehouse Architect

hfreeman@msn.com

678.414.0090 my cell Primary
image001.gif


#15

I have made some changes to this code and this is how it will look in the next
beta drop.

Non active tabs will now have a slight shading to them regardless of if you have
a connection category color or not.

/Mauritz


#16

Sweet!

Thanks guys!


#17

Yes Si Henrik, I see the gradient shading difference and what Matt wants as all
White tab, I hope he see this as a solution… Thanks for the quick work…

Hank Freeman

Senior Systems, Database/Data Warehouse Architect

hfreeman@msn.com

678.414.0090 my cell Primary


#18

Yes Si Henrik, I see the gradient shading difference and what Matt wants as all
White tab, I hope he see this as a solution… Thanks for the quick work…

Hank Freeman

Senior Systems, Database/Data Warehouse Architect

hfreeman@msn.com

678.414.0090 my cell Primary
image001.gif


#19

I did not look at the white.

Henrik, what does a bunch of all white tabs look like?


#20

I’m not sure I understand, but If you set a connection color as white you will
not get a gradient (Or it will be from white to white) so in case you think the
bold text is hard to see, just don’t do that :).

/Mauritz