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tab appearance #343
SumatraPDF makes the active tab darker than inactive tabs, which is backwards w.r.t to every other tabbed program
The solution: make inactive tabs shaded (darker) to indicate they are in the background. Consider this screenshot... which Firefox tab is active? which SumatraPDF tab is active? Which of those questions required less thought?
I think what makes other programs like Firefox, Edge, etc seem more intuitive is that the tab look like a vertical extension of the underlying UI element (i.e. of a toolbar) . On the other hand, in Sumatra tabs seem to float on top, it doesn't help regardless of which is darker or lighter. I like the visual solution they employed in Firefox, the tabs not only have rounded top corner, but also on the lower part they "blend" into a toolbar with a kind of "skirts".
Doesn't seem to be the case.
I think you nailed it.
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with _Aero_ theme: Active tab is lighter
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with _Aero Basic_ theme: Active tab is lighter
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with _Aero Classic_ theme: Active tab is darker
In my previous screenshot on Windows 7 x86 I was using Aero Basic, and @patricktokeeffe seems to be using Aero Classic on Windows 7 x64. The theme being used by @7ko in Windows 10 x86 is not known, so active tab highlighting under the Windows Classic theme needs to be fixed (colors reversed), and perhaps in Windows 10 as well.