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'Connection Color' questions


#1

Hello,

I am using TOAD for Oracle 9.0.1.8. I recently added a new connection and set the Connection Color so I can easily tell my different connection sessions apart. However, there is only a very small segment of a status bar that has the color (see attached image - navy blue segment in lower right). This does not make much of a visual difference between my sessions. I am hoping that there is some other feature or option that I need to enable or select to get the Connection Color to be more obvious.

I appreciate any info that can be provided.

thanks…

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#2

There isn’t an option to expand it. However Toad 10.5, due out in the spring, will have the entire status bar colored. Or you can join the beta program and have it that way in the beta toaday


#3

That is exactly how it works. If you run your toad windows non-maximized, then the entire window for a screen will have its border color set to that color - and then it’s much more in your face. But most people do not run their Windows apps this way - but give it a try …


#4

If you use the Window toolbar, you’ll notice each window is outlined with
the connection color, that might help.

There’s also an option to hide windows not associated to the current
connection.


#5

Thanks for the information.

I tried running NON-Maximized, but "I do not see any difference.
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#6

William - as I mentioned, it is not possible to alter that connection panel
size. In the next version of Toad the coloring of the status bar will include
all panels, all the way across:


#7

William - as I mentioned, it is not possible to alter that connection panel
size. In the next version of Toad the coloring of the status bar will
include all panels, all the way across:

…and one of my favorite new features. It’s bold enough that even non-Toad
users catch on to the visual cue right away. (e.g. Red = Danger =
Production)

But I’m not sure what cue a warm peachy color would give…

Rich – [TeamT]

Disclaimer: Party at the White House!


#8

If you run your windows inside Toad non-maximized, you’ll see the colored
border around them. Makes no difference if Toad itself is maximized or not.


#9

Pretty soon Mark will be turning on XP themes!


#10

Did you notice whose connection that warm, peachy color is associated with? : )


#11

XP themes are sooooooo 2003. Mark is planning on the new Windows 7/Vista Aero
look and feel with ribbons!


#12

Ok, you guys have asked for it.


#13

Ok, you guys have asked for it.
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#14

Will you invent a tie dye border color for me?


#15

Pastel-hell before breakfast!

Going…blind…Must…use…primary…colors…

Rich – [TeamT]

Disclaimer: Paste it, Daddy, paste it!

Ok, you guys have asked for it.


#16

Thanks for all of the helpful information.

How do I join the Beta and what does it involve?


#17

Hi William,

Joining the beta is easy. The only requirement is that you have a copy of the
latest commercial Toad release (10) installed on your machine.

Everything you need is right here: http://www.toadfororacle.com/beta.jspa


#18

That’s what I said - but user did not seem to get it :slight_smile:


#19

Here’s an example
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#20

No - Mark’s ordering a MAC from Santa this year - and I think he’s been a good enough boy to get one - maybe :slight_smile: