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    Highlighted browser tabs . . . how do they do it?

    I've changed this post as to not reference a post in another CodingForums board, lest I cross post.

    http://www.codingforums.com/forum.php


    If you click on the url, the browser tabs change color, each time it's a different color scheme: magenta, green, purple, yellow . . .

    How do they do this? It's kind of cool. It provides a color reference path to how you arrived at that page. Is it css and html or javascript?


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    You linked to CF’s home page. My browser tabs don’t change any color.

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    Hi VIPStephan,

    I can see why you are confused about what I posted. I did a terrible job at explaining myself, especially since I heavily edited my initial post. At first, I thought the colored tab issue happened only when leaving CodingForums, going to a different site. Then I realized that I shouldn't be posing a link on this board, which would take you to another CodingForums board, only to show a link to an outside site.

    Then I realized that the browser tabs change colors when any page link in a message is clicked. That's why I posted a link to CodingForums' main page. The tabs change colors, with the current page having only a little color, and the page that was just left has the whole tab colored.

    How is this colored tabs feature accomplished? I think it's pretty cool.




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    Ha, that’s funny. I suppose you’re using Windows? Because this doesn’t happen for me in Mac OS (and I suppose even in Windows XP). I have no idea how that’s done but it’s definitely nothing one could do with HTML and CSS, and not even with JavaScript, I suppose.

    It looks like this is a browser feature where multiple tabs with the same site or related pages open get the same color for easy identification. But that’s something only a person with Windows OS could tell you. You might wanna look into your browser settings.


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