Issue 63996 - Restore option "Colored tab controls"
Summary: Restore option "Colored tab controls"
Alias: None
Product: ui
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P5 (lowest) Trivial with 3 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
: 76086 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2006-04-04 23:48 UTC by uk_sharpless
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:35 UTC (History)
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Description uk_sharpless 2006-04-04 23:48:51 UTC
_Type_ is *re-ehancement*, actually! 

I come here instead of StarOffice Site - apparently useless. 

I am very dismayed to see the vanishing of the long-standing OPTION for
_coloured tabs_ of panels (Dialogues) - one thing lost that we had come to rely on! 


This guided the eye so well, and I want my background colours, mimicking these,
in my Book to still be valid, too -- in potentially advising others with it and
prmoting S.O./OOo!.
Comment 1 thorsten.martens 2006-04-05 07:34:37 UTC
TM-requirements: please have a look, thanks
Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld 2006-05-28 14:52:24 UTC
More meaningful summary

Please stop all your "special formatting", what makes your reports completely
Comment 3 Mathias_Bauer 2007-04-04 17:26:16 UTC
*** Issue 76086 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 4 Mathias_Bauer 2007-04-04 17:28:24 UTC
IIRC the coloured tabs vanished when we added the native look and feel support.
I don't know enough about that to judge whether these are contradicting
features. Anyway, if coloured tabs would take considerable effort to implemenet
them I doubt that we will work on it.

I notify a developer from the gsl team for a comment about this.
Comment 5 alfozavr 2007-04-04 18:22:15 UTC
Thanks, mba. I hope that native look and feel concept doesn't contradict with 
coloured tabs.
Comment 6 philipp.lohmann 2007-04-16 09:22:36 UTC
The code has vanished long since but colored tabs would not be hard to implement
again IMHO. However they would have to take precedence over native widgets if
enabled and would look ugly when combined  with native look widgets around them.
Perhaps one would need to switch off NWF as a whole in that case.
Comment 7 uk_sharpless 2009-03-20 13:29:11 UTC
I would press you to restore the colours -- at any 'cost'! 

The reason for their vanishing is, surely and as you might know: 
that S.O. is in its origin an OS/2 programme, and that these colours are and 
were native to OS/2 ! 

Somebody must be clever enough to add the code producing that effect, mimicking 
IBM's code -- that aspect of the Presentation Manager... !