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Frequently Asked Questions

How to switch to vertical tabs?
How to pin a tab?
How to automatically color tabs by project?
How to show the active document in bold?
Error writing to file during installation
What happens to my license after one year?

How to switch to vertical tabs?

In Tabs Studio options select Show tabs in a separate window and Tabs layout Vertical:

Vertical tabs options

Click Save and position the opened Tabs window to the left of the code editor (or any other place you like):

Vertical tabs

How to pin a tab?

There is no need to pin a tab to keep it visible as in Tabs Studio all tabs are always visible.

To quickly mark a tab with a colored underline, you can use Marker's Ctrl+Click:

Several tabs highlighted with the default style

To group all marked tabs at the beginning, create the following rule with Sorter:

Group all marked tabs at the beginning rule

How to automatically color tabs by project?

You can sort and group tabs by project with the following Sorter's rule:

Group tabs by project rule

And then you can visually separate tabs between different projects setting SuperGroupMargin:

<Style TargetType="TabsStudio:Tabs" BasedOn="{StaticResource DefaultTabsStyle}">
	<Setter Property="SuperGroupMargin" Value="20"/>
</Style>
3 super groups of tabs organized by project

And then you can add the corresponding project name to the first tab in each super group enabling the SuperName add-in:

SuperName add-in

It gives you the exact project name for a tab group instead of a generic color and retains the ability to define custom colors for specific projects.

How to show the active document in bold?

Set the following Tabs style:
<Style TargetType="TabsStudio:TabName" BasedOn="{StaticResource DefaultTabNameStyle}">
  <Style.Triggers>
    <Trigger Property="IsTabSelected" Value="True">
      <Setter Property="FontWeight" Value="Bold"/>
    </Trigger>
  </Style.Triggers>
</Style>
Active bold

Error writing to file during installation

Error writing to file error

Try to uninstall the current version of Tabs Studio and then rerun the new installer. Or run the Tabs Studio installer from a Command Prompt started with admin rights. More details.

What happens to my license after one year?

You can continue to use the installed version of Tabs Studio, but not newer ones.