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Make Safari 4's active tab more visible
Authored by: pub3abn on Mar 12, '09 09:59:00AM

You will need to repeat this modification EVERY TIME you update/upgrade Safari. That is probably obvious to most users of this site, but I'm just saying.... Although I like the look of colored tabs, the prospect of doing this with every update is a bit too discouraging for me. Unless, of course, someone develops some little haxie-type program that will attend to this for you.



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Make Safari 4's active tab more visible
Authored by: ershler on Mar 12, '09 10:14:21AM

Please remember that Safari 4 is just in beta form. Suggestions like the ones pointed out here should be sent to Apple feedback. Perhaps the active tab color (and the inactive tab color perhaps) could be in the preferences in the final version. Anybody interested should send feedback to Apple.



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Make Safari 4's active tab more visible
Authored by: NaOH-Lye on Mar 12, '09 10:19:52AM

I did send Apple feedback about this. Interestingly, Safari has a built-in method for bug reporting. And the Apple web site has a page for feedback where the software is sorted by application. Unfortunately, Safari is not one of the available applications for which users can directly provide feedback. The only recourse I could think of was to use the Safari bug reporting mechanism. Hopefully, this approach didn't cause them to disregard the suggestion.



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Make Safari 4's active tab more visible
Authored by: NaOH-Lye on Mar 12, '09 10:15:30AM

I've been doing this for years, and you're right. But it's a very quick drag-and-drop procedure as long as you keep a backup of the four modified files.

In the past, incremental Safari updates did not include drastic interface overhauls, so the adjusted files were always re-usable. For me, then, that meant I got nearly 4 years out of my last set of adjusted files since I used them with both Safari 2 and Safari 3.



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Make Safari 4's active tab more visible
Authored by: asmeurer on Mar 12, '09 10:18:54AM

It's not like you will have to modify the file each time. Just save a copy somewhere so you can switch it back when Safari is updated. And if it turns out that the new Safari changes the file to something else that you would have to modify again, then you should probably reconsider whether this hint is still necessary at that point.



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