See attached file. I love the default Monokai theme otherwise, but the tiny difference in color between current and background tabs has been causing me problems. All I see is the "background" setting in the them, which changes everything (foreground of document, current tab, background tabs). I just want to change the background tabs.
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The UI of ST2 (tabs, sidebar, panels, etc) is controlled by the Theme. You'll need to edit the appropriate images within the /Packages/Theme - Default/ folder. You may also look at using the Soda theme, which has well documented settings files.
On Google Plus, Marek Pełka also suggested editing the PNG files in Packages\Theme - Default\ directly. I was able to get an effect. It's ugly, but it does work. If I had more time, I could make the background in the image transparent so it doesn't overlap.
I just downloaded ST2 today after getting frustrated with TM for the 100th time. I'm liking what I see very much. As with TM, I immediately sought a way to make the status of tabs clearer (I think the default behavior is way too subtle for easy scanning).
Two tweaks: - Active tabs have a bright green bar at the top to make it stand out - Dirty files have a red/scarlet circle instead of the subtle gray circle
Below is my first crude attempt at tweaking some of the tab resource images. The above version is what I was using in TM, and the bottom is the quickie ST2 version (the green on the edges of the tab need better tapering, IMO). If anyone is interested, I can find a way to make these available.
TM and ST2 versions of altered tab appearance
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And now...*drumroll*...because nobody asked for it. 8-}
Maybe someone might find some of this useful. You can pick and choose any of these as drop in replacements for the current versions to make some of the important UI elements less subtle. I'm not a graphics artist (and I'm sure it shows), but this is just my attempt at improving the world, just a few small images at a time. Just make sure you back up your original versions before swapping in case you want to switch back.
Included: * Dirty file indicator for the sidebar/file tree * Dirty file indicator for each tab (light and dark themed versions)
Dirty file indicator for each tab (used on dark backgrounds)
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Dirty file indicator for each tab (used on light backgrounds)
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Dirty file indicator for sidebar/file tree
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