[REQ] Differentiate active / inactive panels more

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2tuska
That's also available without View Modes: Colors > Background/Background 2. That's been there for very long time (checked down to 7.04a).

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tuska wrote:Configuration - Options - View Mode:
a) Background
b) Background 2
F1 shows the details.
Nope, that's not what the original post (and my question) is about. This alternates line color in one panel. The question was about a different background color in the inactive panel.
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Color distinction of TC panels

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What about with ...?
a) View Mode "GREEN", Background + Background 2 = same colour = green
b) View Mode "YELLOW",Background + Background 2 = same colour = yellow

Left panel: Show - Custom View Modes - GREEN | Button with command: cm_SrcViewModeList GREEN
Right panel: Show - Custom View Modes - YELLOW | Button with command: cm_SrcViewModeList YELLOW

This works as long as you navigate between folders and drives [in the same panel; CTRL+left/right is also possible].

If you use tabs, Custom View Mode may get lost and you have to assign the View Mode again.
Therefore, an Auto Switch Mode [e.g. for drives] might also be considered.

A button with command: cm_SrcViewMode0 resets the View Mode to default.

I give myself the answer:
Actually, the predicted is just a coloring of TC-panels.
However, I am convinced that distinguishing which TC panel is active is very easy by using strong colors.
A detailed description already exists above...
Therefore, I think that it is currently not possible to explicitly define a different background color in the inactive TC panel.
Another color is automatically present in the inactive window.
A continuity between the colors (background; active side: background, inactive side: background) can not be achieved in my opinion.
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Keep background color for active/inactive panel

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ghisler(Author) wrote:TC 9 will support different background colors in file panels.
svetlov wrote:Can this option be used to make an inactive panel always light-grey and an active panel always white? If yes, how?
There is a solution up from TC 9.0, but without using the Tab key AND without using a mouse-click to switch to the other panel.
Instead, a shortcut or a button must be used.

Example (Sorry for using other colors):
1. View Mode "Background_YELLOW",Background + Background 2 = same colour = yellow (for active panel)
2. View Mode "Background_GREEN", Background + Background 2 = same colour = green (for inactive panel)
3. Button with command: cm_FocusTrg,cm_SrcViewModeList Background_YELLOW,cm_FocusTrg,cm_SrcViewModeList Background_GREEN,cm_FocusTrg
4. Shortcut Alt+W for em_command: em_background-color_active-inactive_panel ->
4. Button with command: cm_FocusTrg,cm_SrcViewModeList Background_YELLOW,cm_FocusTrg,cm_SrcViewModeList Background_GREEN,cm_FocusTrg

Left panel active: D:\Data
Right panel inactive: I:\Data

When the button or the shortcut (Alt+W) is pressed, the right panel (I:\Data) is activated and highlighted in yellow.
At the same time, the left inactive panel (D:\Data) is highlighted in green.

If the button or the shortcut is pressed again, then the left panel (D:\Data) is activated and highlighted in yellow
with the background color (the color is taken over). At the same time the right inactive panel (I:\Data) is highlighted in green.

The active window always has the color yellow.
The inactive window always has the color green.


If the color is lost for some reason (eg because of an 'Auto switch mode'), then simply press the button/shortcut again.
If you want to remove the coloring then use a button with command: cm_SrcViewMode0 (View Mode-default for one panel) OR
cm_SrcViewMode0,cm_FocusTrg,cm_SrcViewMode0 (View Mode-default for both panels).

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EDIT: mouse-click added
Last edited by tuska on 2018-02-02, 19:06 UTC, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Color distinction of TC panels

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Unfortunately I forgot to correct this statement above (it is too late to edit)
tuska wrote:What about with ...?
...
I give myself the answer:
Actually, the predicted is just a coloring of TC-panels.

However, I am convinced that distinguishing which TC panel is active is very easy by using strong colors.
A detailed description already exists above...

Therefore, I think that it is currently not possible to explicitly define a different background color in the inactive TC panel.
Another color is automatically present in the inactive window.
A continuity between the colors (background; active side: background, inactive side: background) can not be achieved in my opinion.
Should be read as:
tuska wrote:What about with ...?
...
I give myself the answer:
Actually, the predicted is just a coloring of TC-panels.

A continuity between the colors
- background                                 Configuration - Options - Color - Background + Background2
- active side: background                Title bar for file panels
- inactive side: background             Title bar for file panels
- Color of the column heading (!)  <-- this color is NOT changeable
can not be achieved in my opinion.
because there is a solution - see the previous post (without changing "color of the column heading" which is not possible IMHO)...
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Re: [REQ] Differentiate active / inactive panels more

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support++
bump.
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