Would you be kind enough to point me to the correct spots in the xml to do this edit job? My age-ed eye-balls could use the extra contrast . If my description above is confusing I'd be happy to do some screenshots.
Ahhh ... if only lit was that simple. Well --- actually it is simple. For someone who really knows what they're doing with skins.
I've only "created" two skins and both of them were
ripped off from other skins. "Dem Ol' Kosmic Blues" was modified with the help of psychoadept and bee-liever. (Based on Mellon Remixed 3.5153 by psychoadept, which was based on Scamelon by Bee-liever.)
"Phred on the Lookout" was heavily based on "Jistme on the Outlook" by hiccup nee jistme. Lots of thanks to hiccup for his patience and guidance. And patience. Thanks also to Bee-liever and Alumni.
So I really can't help because looking at the .xml at this point brings back no memory of what element that might be. Perhaps hiccup or psycho can assist.
EDIT: Hiccup's Sample Skin to the rescue. Perhaps. Look for <element id="TabsBar.Tab.Highlight" (line 272) and change fg and/or bdr to something that works for you. They're currently set to the same value and I don't know which one will do what you want. There's really no way to 'bold' the font. All I can suggest is a darker color.
Let me know how you make out. If I find that it helps -my- tired old eyes, I'll incorporate the change.
And I'm glad to hear you enjoy the skin.