What version of Filemaker are you using?
If Filemaker 12 What theme are you using.
I tested the tab controls under Filemaker 12 Advanced and my test is similar to what you have listed in the bottom of the screenshot. Not the exact colors, but the active tab is dark, and the hover and Inactive tabs are different colors.
You might have to reapply the theme from the inspector under the appearance tab, style defaults.
Ah yes, very good point.
I'm using Filemaker 12. (latest update)
I am using the condensed light theme, however I am trying to create the tabs from a blank slate.
I.E : Defaulting their appearance and starting over, as there are no themes that suit the design I need.
you should consider duplicating layouts, so that on certain 'active' layouts the tabs are solid, others are grey, then switch by use of transparent buttons placed directly over the tab buttons themselves to go to another layout to give the impression that a tab button has been selected and therefore others are greyed out
No, this isn't what I want to do at all.
It can be done... I've seen tabs that do it.
I just don't know how it's achieved.
You can not modify these setting in Filemaker, these setting are based on the themes. There are hacks / work arounds, where you modify the theme file (css). Note I would make a backup of all the default themes before attempting modifications to the theme file. Filemaker does have instructions on modifying themes, but theme modification is not supported. You modify at your own risk. You can google / bing "Modifying Filemaker 12 theme", for several links. Here is one link from another filemaker forum.
That's very dissapointing...
Seems like such an incredibly simple thing to do, but I need to rewrite the CSS of the theme just to do it...
Thanks. I submitted a request.