Highlight active tab in active group #109

tobia opened this Issue Oct 25, 2012 · 5 comments


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tobia commented Oct 25, 2012

When I have a split layout, the current tab in every group is highlighted in the same way, so the only way to see which tab is the active one is to look for the gutter highlight (or to move the cursor, or to use the mouse.)

Maybe the current tabs in inactive groups could get a "medium highlight", in between the active tab color and the background tab color?

AlexLov commented Oct 27, 2012

Oh, yeah, this would be very useful for me too!


buymeasoda commented Oct 29, 2012

Do you know if the theme system (or the default theme) has the ability to know which is the active tab?

Looking at the base theme, all the tabs in the split layout seem to render the same, so I'm not sure it's currently supported by ST2.

I'll take a look, but it sounds like a good feature request to throw Jon's way.


buymeasoda commented May 19, 2013

I'll close this request for now as I don't think it's something that the core theme engine supports. Feel free to reopen if that changes.

I'd recommend sending a feature request for this to be added to the core of Sublime Text.

buymeasoda closed this May 19, 2013

ibc commented Nov 18, 2013

Any update to this? Indeed it is confusing, even more when having multiple open groups and clicking in the sidebar on an already opened file. It seems that nothing occurs (because the focus has moved to other group in which that file was alreay opened, but it is hard to realize of it due to the lack of visual indication).

ibc commented Nov 18, 2013

Sorry, I didn't properly realize that this is not feasible at theme level.

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