"bold" might not be the most aesthetically pleasing option. Isn't there another way? A slightly darker background? A border? Don't know.
Besides this, in some way, the items in the toolbar aren't coherent anyways:
(Using 9.0 dp1 for example)
- Inspector, Code, Sample Stacks, Resources and Dictionary open a new interface element.
- Message Box toggles an interface element.
- Tutorial starts an external browser with a given URL.
- Group and Edit Group perform IDE actions.
- Select grouped, Messages and Errors are toggling IDE settings.
Nonetheless they are all mixed together.
Wouldn't the Group things, Message & Errors be better fitting in the tools palette? Then the screen estate fanatics could hide the toolbar altogether ;-)
I see you're working on the tools palette, too. And this one, too, already became large and clumsy. Maybe it's time to discuss the whole system, maybe there'd be a better solution?
Just an idea: Breaking up the tool palette into smaller sub-palettes - Widgets, Interface items, Groups, Graphics, Paints, maybe even Text Options and Text macros. *1)
These would be "magnetic" to each other and remember their place on the screen.
And you would invoke them on the fly via a new toolbar, or a keyboard shortcut.
As mentioned, just a raw idea. But as you're at it already, maybe a bit of "interface cleanup" would make sense. Richard already started something similar afaik.
*1) "Text macros"
: Imagine a small palette where you can store, behind a tiny icon, text snippets like this:
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" & MyVar & "
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answer XX "XX" with "XX" or "XX" titled "XX" [CR] if it is "XX" then [CR] XX [CR] else [CR] XX [CR] end if
and insert them at the cursor with the click of a mouse? ([CR] should insert a return ...)
No more need to use AutoHotKey ...
Livecode programming until the cat hits the fan ...