Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!


Click here to return to the 'Make Safari 4's active tab more visible' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Make Safari 4's active tab more visible
Authored by: dppeak on Mar 12, '09 06:31:30PM

I liked the idea of modifying the active tab to create more contrast between active and inactive tabs. However, things didn't quite look right since the tab was one color and the rest of the window was gray. I decided to modify the inactive tabs and see what happened. I liked this solution more. I modified the following files:

AW_InactiveTabCenterFill.png
AW_InactiveTabLeftCap.png
AW_InactiveTabRightCap.png
AW_TitlebarCenterFill.png
AW_TitlebarLeftCap.png
AW_TitlebarRightCap.png

I opened them in Photoshop and did like jpmd suggested with Image -> Adjustments -> Color Balance. These are the settings I used for Midtones: Cyan: -100, Magenta: -68, Yellow: -25 and Preserve Luminosity is checked.

Tell me what you think.

[ Reply to This | # ]
Make Safari 4's active tab more visible
Authored by: larrybic on Mar 12, '09 09:10:16PM

How about if you post a screen shot of the multicolor tabs!

Meanwhile, having the active tab in color-of-your-choice is soooo much better that I can now use the "tabs on top" which does free up a little more screen real estate. It's even cool with no tabs at all!



[ Reply to This | # ]
Make Safari 4's active tab more visible
Authored by: robg on Mar 13, '09 06:24:45AM
The geeklog comment system won't allow users to insert images. However, dppeak sent me an image to post, so here it is (click for the full-size version):
-rob.

[ Reply to This | # ]