How to change shade (color) of Unselected Tabs ??

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Ken Stuart, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. Ken Stuart

    Ken Stuart Guest


    On my monitor, the tabs that are not being displayed (not "front") have the tab
    titles (which are in the "tabs" themselves) displayed with a background that is
    too dark to provide enough contrast to read the tab title.

    I have tried to find a place to change this background color to something
    lighter, but I can't find it.

    Does anyone know where to find this adjustment ?

    PS This is a common problem, as I think that most people have their monitors
    poorly adjusted (too bright), including most software developers. (I can't
    count the number of web pages out there with black type over a dark brown
    Ken Stuart, Mar 3, 2006
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  2. Ken Stuart

    Nicklecity1 Guest

    Ken the colors of the tabs are following the rules of the colors of the OS
    and if you want to change them go to the appearance tab of display properties
    then using the Advanced button go and change the colors as you like of the
    active and inactive windows as these are the colors being used by 7B2 as teh
    tab colors.
    Nicklecity1, Mar 3, 2006
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  3. Ken Stuart

    Ken Stuart Guest

    Thanks for your reply.

    I tried that and verified that IE7's separate color/font system uses different
    colors than in the Windows systems.

    I tried your suggestion, and in fact, changed a few others ones that looked to
    be the same color, and in fact, another application did change, but IE7 did not.

    (And I did close IE7 and re-open it.)
    Ken Stuart, Mar 3, 2006
  4. Ken Stuart

    Ken Stuart Guest

    PS It's possible that the Windows colors do apply, BUT that the Inactive Tab
    uses a color that is not included in the Windows color settings.

    I'm hoping an MS person will respond to this thread.
    Ken Stuart, Mar 3, 2006
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