Bug 86136 - UI: Low contrast between active and inactive sheet tabs
Summary: UI: Low contrast between active and inactive sheet tabs
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 104564
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) Master
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-11-11 03:20 UTC by Kevin Suo
Modified: 2018-08-22 04:39 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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2014-11-11 03:20 UTC, Kevin Suo
how ms excel 2010 distinguish sheet tabs (175.81 KB, image/png)
2014-11-25 03:24 UTC, Kevin Suo

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Description Kevin Suo 2014-11-11 03:20:50 UTC
Created attachment 109258 [details]

As the fix of bug 36772, now in version 4.4.0 the "tabs and scrollbar each in own row".

However, I find that when there are multiple tabs, the active one and the others are hard to distinguish. Please see attached screenshot.

This enhancement request is requesting to "shadow", or to draw a darker color, or any other improvements to make the active and non-active tabs distinguishable between each other.

See attached screenshot.
Comment 1 Kevin Suo 2014-11-25 03:24:54 UTC
Created attachment 109976 [details]
how ms excel 2010 distinguish sheet tabs

I find that in Calc the current default sheet tab color is the color set by the theme. This is always a good idea. So it's better to try another way to distinguish the tabs, rather than changing the color.

Attached is a screenshot showing how MS Excel distinguish sheet tabs. Excel distinguishes tabs by applying different left and right borders ("|" style and "/" style).
Comment 2 Kevin Suo 2014-11-25 03:32:01 UTC
Another reason the tabs are hard to distinguish is because of the horizontal scroll bar.

When a sheet is selected, it's upper border is "open" (no upper boder), but while the scroll bar is there, it makes the tabs look like there is still a border above. 

Please compare attachment 109258 [details] and attachment 109976 [details].
Comment 3 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-10-14 09:00:17 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 34233 ***
Comment 4 Thomas Lendo 2018-08-22 04:39:51 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 104564 ***