Colored Tab

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oohsenah
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Colored Tab

Post by oohsenah » 07 Jun 2016 17:45

I would like to be able to manually set the color of a tab within either pane of XYplorer. It looks like, from a search of prior posts, this may be possible using custom icons, and it may also be possible to differentiate between network and nonnetwork drives...but I'd really like it to be as simple as right-click, set a color, and move on.

Would anyone else find use in this potential fature?
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tiago
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Re: Manually set the color of tabs

Post by tiago » 07 Jun 2016 18:11

Interesting.

Color icons could indicate tabs that relate. An option to auto mirror color tabs that share same 1 or 2 parents, ie parent and grandparent, could do for some smartness which in turn may be override by explicit choice.

Count me in.
Power-hungry user!!!

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Re: Manually set the color of tabs

Post by TheQwerty » 07 Jun 2016 18:39

Welcome to the club, oohsenah!

I'm not sure color tabs in XY would be a feature for me, but I can see how others might find it useful.

That said I do use Microsoft's Productivity Power Tools extension for Visual Studio which has a similar feature, where it automatically colors tabs based on their project or by matching user-specified regular expressions:
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A sensible way to bring this to XY cohesively with existing features would be to tie it to boxed branches. The tab could either use the same color or the syntax expanded to include further customization.

It might also make sense as a further abuse of Renaming Tabs, where we can already specify icons.

Having both options would make it possible to color tabs based on their path or instance.

Food for thought! :wink:

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Re: Manually set the color of tabs

Post by Acecool » 08 Jun 2016 05:46

I support this! This would be very helpful so all of the tabs I have open relating to the framework I'm writing can be one color and folders not related can be different, etc...

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Re: Manually set the color of tabs

Post by vizi » 20 Dec 2016 17:50

This is a must have feature for any serious program with tabs feature.
I support the request and think it should be high on the priority list (actually, I am surprised this is not already implemented).

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Re: Manually set the color of tabs

Post by JLoftus » 24 Dec 2016 12:34

+1 I'd really like to have this feature too

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Re: Manually set the color of tabs

Post by admin » 27 Jan 2017 11:00

I'll think about it.

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Re: Manually set the color of tabs

Post by cadu » 06 Aug 2018 10:37

+1
Does anyone know if "color tabs" is already in official XYplorer roadmap?

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Re: Manually set the color of tabs

Post by Filehero » 06 Aug 2018 11:49

cadu wrote:Does anyone know if "color tabs" is already in official XYplorer roadmap?
Why not check yourself?

cadu
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Re: Manually set the color of tabs

Post by cadu » 06 Aug 2018 11:57

Thanks for letting me know about the roadmap.
YES, "Colored Tabs" is there!

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colored tab, or at least a separator

Post by haaranoos » 24 Feb 2019 07:26

hello

It's been a while this featured is requested.
is it so hard to do so?\

where is colored tab feature??
at least add a separator to enable distinguish between tab regions.
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JLoftus
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Re: colored tab, or at least a separator

Post by JLoftus » 12 May 2019 01:40

bumping "set tab color" ... right click on a tab for "set color" would be fantastic

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Re: colored tab, or at least a separator

Post by admin » 13 May 2019 09:19

Okay, when "Recent Location Pins" is done I'll do Colored Tabs. :tup:

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Re: colored tab, or at least a separator

Post by admin » 14 May 2019 17:45

Done. 8)

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Re: colored tab, or at least a separator

Post by klownboy » 14 May 2019 18:43

Looking good Don. Tabs colorful and pretty even when iconized. :tup:
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