Is there a way to bold the color of the current active terminal tab in iterm2? I do not see an option to do that on the appearance tab of preferences. I know I can change the tab style, but I still want a really bold appearance.

active terminal tab

From the above picture, I want the middle tab to be of a bold color (orange or some other bright colors) when it is active.

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iTerm2 build 2.1.4 on OS X 10.11.4 has that capability built in:

View > Tab Colour:

View>Tab Colour menu

Clicking one of the colours has the following result (Inactive): inactive iTerm2 tab

(Active) active iTerm2 tab

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