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Pidgin's look and feel is determined by the interplay of three kinds of topic data working at different layers simultaneously: Pidgin's topic related data base. Specifically, the stage at which the themeing effort should be concentrated will depend on the objective, the awareness of the themes of each of the above mentioned data sets, the available amount of free space and the wish to review various settings as well as the state of the software's defectiveness at that point.
Aim: To give only Pidgin a Facelifting, for the purpose of diversity. The easiest "off the shelf" way by far is to get the GTK+ themes installation kit, which contains a large number of ready-made GTK themes (engines and corresponding config files) as well as a change of themes utility. When Pidgin is currently deployed in the usual way, GTK will be deployed in it.
Therefore, point the setup at the "Pidgin\GTK" directory. Move "gtk2_prefs. exe" from "Pidgin\GTK" to the subdirectory "Pidgin\GTK\bin" after the install. It is the settings utility filename (theme selector) that places the setup program in the incorrect location. Failure to do so will prevent the Settings utility from seeing the new designs that have been uploaded. If you have some spare moment, want to get the fundamentals of GTK topics, just want to know a few topics by name, and want to keep your system slim and mediocre (stay away from useless things), you can get the GTK+ Topic- Zip Bundle and select the items you need by hand-.
Note only that themes motors and configurations are packed in different locations, the motor name is not always the same as the name of the configurations, one doesn't work without the other, so you may have to try it out (which makes the installation quicker and easier). When Pidgin has not been deployed in the current way and Nokia has been deployed system-wide for all Nokia applications, rather than in it, move appropriate package items to appropriate folder in this Nokia installation.
Unpack the topics and select the ones you want. Configures are located in "share" and engine in "lib" folders. For an Aurora topic, the Aurora directory would have to be shifted from the shared\themes of the packet to the GTK2 -Runtime\share\themes directory, and the libaurora.dll directory would have to be shifted from the library labeled Aurora to the GTK2 - Runtime\share\themes directory. Proceed as above for each topic you want.
Unpack the topic selection and move "gtk2_prefs. exe" to the subdirectory "Pidgin\GTK\bin". In order to achieve this, you need to make a black topic (light text on a black background) for your whole system - all applications including Pidgin. When you are inquisitive, not content with standard applications, need maximal controls over the look of your applications, have a versatile work plan and a very sympathetic friend - strap on and grab your cap!
It took exactly one months for the writer of this section to get to grips with WinXP, Thunderbird, Firefox and Pidgin, and Pidgin was by far the most time-consuming. Once you've made your final black o.s. themes you' re going to have the fun of seeing that many applications are just in place without any extra themeing - not Pidgin!
When your new operating system topic generates text on a blank text base, you have the following options and the interplay of the three topic file types after a standard pidgin installation. Pidgin - Buddy List Topic - "Standard" To give the user more flexibility, Pidgin allows further adjustment through a custom design. pidgin allows the user to customize the design of their own pidgin. nml file.
Note that the xtml provides precise text and color controls in the context of the biddy lists. BUT, as chance would have it, GTK's "MS-Windows" restricts what can be overwritten (the only GTK topic that does). So, topic. Xenml can't work with it very well. Ultimately, you can use Pidgin's fines check topic. You can' t use the MS-Win topic of the GTK, you can''t use the MS-Win topic.
This is especially difficult because it is the only GTK topic that can be shown by the look of Win OS - all other GTK topics adopt and masquerade it. Unfortunately, this means that all the efforts you have made to create a nice operating system topic are not visible in Pidgin. This also means that you can't count on GUI information that comes from the operating system, so you MUST now have a GTK themes package installed with a themes selecter utility (as described above) to bypass the only neat looking but not working GTK files that come with Pidgin.
After all, when you create a design for a translucency plug-in, keep in mind that black colors are less translucent than bright colors. htm After all, when you create a design for a translucency plug-in, keep in mind that black colors are less translucency than bright colors.
When the screen level is adjusted to minimal, even the darkest screens are just displayed in monochrome. For the best translucency effect, a bright color pallet must be used (which is unfortunately the opposite of what you want when it comes to creating a deep backdrop; so choose what is more important to you).
Once the filename is finished, keep a copy (in backup) under the name of the topic. Copy and name the copy in "theme. xml" Pidgin creates the necessary sub-directory tree where the files will be placed: Shift topic. From there to xml: The new topic is now displayed in the playlist.
Pidgins topic. nml files "blist" - the color setting property of the whole color palette - does not work. If the GTK topic is bright, the color of the backdrop behind the text is hidden and the queue is brief or groups are hidden - the bright backdrop will be displayed below the queue.
In order to conceal this last issue, we need to use both a black background topic and a black background theme.xml. Objective: Gain full user interface oversight of your GTK-dependent applications such as Pidgin. Wish to rummage through the config files: