Library Tabs: Tab Appearance

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Library Tabs: Tab Appearance

Select the File menu and click Preferences. Select the Library Tabs: Tab Appearance page.


Library Tabs are the tabs used to switch between the various library modules (Bibles, Books, Commentaries).


The settings on this preferences page control the appearance of the tabs, including the caption, shape, and color of the tabs.


Tab Color controls the background color of the tabs:

The Active tab is the currently selected library resource in the panel.

Inactive Tabs are the other tabs available, but not currently selected.

Inactive tabs with corresponding entries are tabs for library modules that have an entry with the same title. This color is used to "highlight" tabs with similar information. See the help topics on Books and Commentaries panels for details.


Shape controls how the borders of the tabs appear. Choose a shape that is most visually appealing to you. The Square Corners shape uses the least amount of space on the screen.


Alignment controls the horizontal configuration of the tabs.


Static Multi-Row (the default setting) shows all of the visible tabs, using multiple rows of tabs if necessary. Static means that the tabs will not move as you select them. This generally makes it easier to locate tabs.

Normal Multi-Row is like the above, except that tabs will move down so that the selected tab is always on the bottom row. This is how a tab control usually behaves, but for some users this will be more difficult to use if there are many tabs visible.

Single Row makes tabs appear on a single row and adds buttons for scrolling the tabs left and right. This option is especially useful if you have installed dozens of third-party SwordSearcher modules and want your tabs to occupy less space on screen.


User Module Tabs: Show Pen Icon: when checked, tabs for user-editable modules (such as your personal commentary module) will include a "pen" icon making it easier to identify your personal modules in the Book and Commentary panels.


The sample area gives you a preview of how your settings will appear.


Color settings for library tabs are saved for the active color mode.