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Colors in Workspaces

Susan Peck
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edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2017 Posts


I have one set of custom colors for our entire site and a second set for a specific workspace.  When I'm viewing a sheet that is in the workspace, all the tabs for currently open sheets turn that color, even if they aren't part of the workspace.  When I'm viewing a sheet that is not in the workspace, all the tabs for currently open sheets change to the other color.

It seems that one reason for changing the colors in a workspace is so you can quickly see which sheets are in the workspace and which ones aren't by the color of the tab when you have multiple tabs open.  Am I doing something wrong or is that not the way this feature works?

Thanks for the help.  If seeing screenshots makes my question more clear, I can upload some.




  • Stephanie Taylor
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    You are not doing anything wrong.  All the tabs change to the same color.  But I like the idea of each tab staying the color of it's workspace to help determine what workspace the sheet is in.  Why don't you submit it as an enhancement?


  • Mike Wilday
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    Definitely, submit that as an enhancement. Although I imagine that the theme is changing because the theme would apply to all elements within the workspace. When you are actively in a workspace, the main window, which renders all those tabs, exists also in that workspace, so any tabs that are open when you open workspace are themed according to your settings. 

    You can submit that enhancement via the "Submit Product Enhancement Request" link here or on the Quick Links section of any community page. 

  • Susan Peck
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    Thanks for the quick responses.  I'll definitely submit it as an enhancement.

    Mike, I understand what you are saying, so I suspect maintaining colors based on open tabs/different workspaces could be a little tough to accomplish.  But, we've had success over the past years (we've used Smartsheet since 2011) in suggesting enhancements that were eventually implemented.

    At least I know I'm not doing something wrong.  Just not sure this feature is worth the time for our implementation.


  • Richard Rymill SBP
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    Susan if it helps you could have two Browser tabs open with different Smartsheet Workspaces in them and that should solve the colour issue? 

    Hope that helps?


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