Tab color change on mouse pointer hover

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Raziel
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Tab color change on mouse pointer hover

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Is there a GUI option to change the color of a tab when one hovers the mouse pointer over it?

I don't think i have seen one in GUI prefs.
Is this something that can be done?
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Re: Tab color change on mouse pointer hover

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What sort of tab? Do you mean the tabs in a Tab Gadget, at the top of a text page?

I think the answer is "no, it's never been asked for before".

What would you gain by it? Would you expect it to change to different colours depending on some condition?
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Re: Tab color change on mouse pointer hover

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tonyw wrote:What sort of tab? Do you mean the tabs in a Tab Gadget, at the top of a text page?

I think the answer is "no, it's never been asked for before".

What would you gain by it? Would you expect it to change to different colours depending on some condition?
Exactly.

i.e. GUI Prefs/(Subsystem) Borders --> the tabs "Geometry" and "Appearance"

On mouse hover the tab could slightly change it's background color, so one could see which tab would get activated on a mouse click.
I don't think Reaction does anything like that on mouse hover...MUI can do it, though.

A perfect example on what i mean is using Odyssey on this very page and "Post a reply".
The buttons above the reply window do exactly what i mean ("B", "i", "U", "Quote", "Code", "List" etc.). Hover with the mouse over one of those buttons and it slightly changes it's background color.

I guess this would be a big enhancement as it probably means to change/enhance every GUI item?
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Re: Tab color change on mouse pointer hover

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@Raziel
I guess this would be a big enhancement as it probably means to change/enhance every GUI item?
As GM_RENDER (= the method that renders the gadget imagery) is implemented by each individual gadget rather than by the master class, the background colour change would indeed have to be programmed in for each and every gadget class.
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Re: Tab color change on mouse pointer hover

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A no-go then, too bad
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Re: Tab color change on mouse pointer hover

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Raziel wrote:A no-go then, too bad
Perhaps such enanchment could be introduced in clicktab gadget

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