I am building an installer in VB.NET in Windows Forms, and am currently adding a final few things such as objects on the About and Preferences pages.
I know the buttons are clickable, but the user may not:
I'm thinking that the user may interpret the buttons as steps in the installation process, and that they go to the Preferences page when they click 'Install'.
The current page is represented by the button being white:
whilst deactivated pages are represented by the button being grey:
How can I make these buttons look obviously clickable whilst being discrete?
I am unable to have 'fade-in, fade-out' effects due to technical restrictions.