Tab color change on mouse pointer hover

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Tab color change on mouse pointer hover

Postby Raziel » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:38 pm

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

Postby tonyw » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:47 am

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

Postby Raziel » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:01 am

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

Postby trixie » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:07 am

@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

Postby Raziel » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:37 pm

A no-go then, too bad
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