On my windows system, I get the same result on both the river touch and classic themed layouts--only fields in the current record respond to the hover.
I got the answer!
In layout setup, the option to 'delineate current record only' was selected, apparently by default. If you turn it off (uncheck it), the hover color works as I wanted it to.
Good catch. I can replicate the difference here by turning that option on or off for a given layout.
This has been driving me crazy lately. I've looked everywhere for some obscure field or part setting, and I'd just about given up on finding a solution.
Thanks for the post!
Yes, this works, but by unchecking 'delineate current record only' you lose FM's built-in active record highlighting.