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.
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).
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].
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 34233 ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 104564 ***