Ambiance Adium Message Style
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Description:

Ambiance Adium Message Style for Empathy, KDE Telepathy, Kopete and Instantbird

Tested apps:

Empathy 3.2 / 3.4.2.3 and 3.8.4 (Style versions: 1.8 - 1.9)
KDE Telepathy 0.4 (Style versions: 1.8 - 1.9)
Kopete 1.1.2+ (Style version: 1.8)
Instantbird 1.1 - 1.2a1pre (Style version: 1.8)
Pidgin 2.10.0 (Style version: 1.8)

Your version is not listed above? You can test and report your experience. Comment bellow your experience. I'll append your success test to list

Installation (Empathy)

Extract the file to your personal folder in .local/share/adium/message-styles/ . Choose the theme Ambiance in Theme tab on Empathy preferences, choose your preferred variant. The folder does not exist? Create it!

If you are upgrading from a previous version, open the empathy and choose another theme. Then delete the folder from the previous version of theme and extract the new file. Reopen Empathy and choose the theme Ambiance again in Theme tab on Empathy preferences.

Installation (KDE Telepathy)

Follow the same steps for Empathy installation, except that target folder should be .kde/share/apps/ktelepathy/styles/ in your personal folder. The folder does not exist? Create it!

Installation (Kopete)

Download Kopete version and install through the settings

Installation (Instantbird)

Download Kopete version and install through the Add-ons manager

Installation (Pidgin) *** NOT SUPPORTED FOR NOW - Try at your own risk ***

First install the plugin that provides support for Adium themes in Pidgin, then simply extract the file on .purple/message_styles located in your home folder, then select the theme Ambiance and their preferred variant in WebKit message styles plugin preferences on Pidgin.
There is a bug in pidgin plugin when sending nudge on chat window, watch the video >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHziom7UYTQ
The bug has been reported here >> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+bug/894514
Last changelog:

5 years ago

v 1.9 (Empathy and KDE Telepathy)

-Added some animation effects;
-Added support for KDE Telepathy;
-Buddy icons adjusted;
-Light theme rewrited / redesigned;
-SVG images for Light theme (not more PNG's);
-Others bug fixes;
-Code cleanup.

v 1.8

-Added version for Instantbird;
-Buddy icons changed;
-Bug fix for word break on long messages as links on Kopete;
-Bug fix for Incoming messages on Emesene;
-Added bottom vertical alignment on Kopete;
-Others bug fixes;
-Code cleanup.

v 1.7

-Added version for kopete;

v 1.6

-Added Pidgin support;

v 1.5

-Added Emesene support;
-Added variants without avatars;

v 1.4

-Added more 12 variants;
-Code cleanup.

v 1.3

-Added three variants: Lighter, Small and SmallLighter;
-Others fixes in styles;
-Code cleanup.

v 1.2

-Adjustments for better gain usable space;
-Others fixes in styles.

v 1.1
-Added new background for incoming messages;
-Changed avatars frame.

BKPB

2 years ago

Can do for money. Swap contacts when dealing with a person that my messages were right and the other person left. I feel so comfortable to look at messages.in Instantbird

Can do for money. Swap display messages my messages were on the right side, and another person from the left. For me it is so comfortable. For program Instantbird (Windows).

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lmanesse

2 years ago

I really like this theme for Instantbird and would like to use it. However, every time I apply this theme and keep a chat window open, I start getting a high CPU usage (35% or more). The CPU usage seems to go away once I close the chat window. No other themes cause this kind of issue. Very strange. I recently did a complete rebuild of my laptop (windows 7 pro) and the issue still exists.

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jGleitz

3 years ago

Hey, this theme is really just wonderful. I love it!
Unfortunately, the Light style is broken (Empathy on Ubuntu). The background gradient doesn’t adapt to the window’s size, neither does the top gradient stay on top of the window. This limits the window to a certain size, which is a shame.

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franksouza183

3 years ago

ok, I will take a look

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franksouza183

3 years ago

Ok, try now

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jGleitz

3 years ago

Wonderful! You really managed to make the theme even more beautiful! Love it!

My issue regarding the Light Theme is fixed as well, but now there is a bug in the Dark Theme: The name of the chatters appears twice, see http://ubuntuone.com/4EkTYXN3gwplHGNbQC9cnX

Nevertheless, I really appreciate your brilliant work!

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Ahmose

4 years ago

Hey Frank,
Any chance you coul make this work for Empathy & pidgin in Ubuntu 12.10?

I would love to use this!

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Ahmose

4 years ago

edit: got it working. :)

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franksouza183

4 years ago

Ok, I was writing a comment asking why it did not work. Here works normally. ;)

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Ahmose

4 years ago

hehe, Thanks for the quick reply! :)

For anyone else wondering..
I was having trouble because the
"adium/message-styles/" folder did not exist.

So if you have the same issue..
go to foler .local/share/
then create a folder named "adium"
inside the adium folder, create one more folder named "message-styles".
Then extract theme file into the "message-styles" folder.

So you would extract contents to
.local/share/adium/message-styles/

Thanks Frank! Love all your work man. :) <3

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RongYao

4 years ago

Amazing theme, love it! Still I found an issue using instantbird. If someone post too long url, it doesn't breaks the line and stretches the window, pushing the incoming elements aside, while horizontal scrollbar appears at the bottom.

Also I wanted to suggest a bare Ambience, would be cool if you make one more variant, even more clean. Removing the followups, removing the top and bottom shadowmaks of messages, replacing the red dashed border for when receive reply in inactive window, with something more smooth and not so eye spiking. That would be nice as well.

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franksouza183

4 years ago

Sorry for the delay in response, I'll check ;)

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elav

5 years ago

Great. Will there be a theme for Pidgin?

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franksouza183

5 years ago

yes, coming soon

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elav

5 years ago

Ohh thanks!!! I hope so.. :D

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elav

5 years ago

Thank you very much. Do you know what Pidgin plugin for Debian?

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franksouza183

5 years ago

Sorry, I tried installing the plugin in debian Squeeze, but without success. The plugin simply does not appear in plugins list. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 by following this tip, with some changes >> http://www.webupd8.org/2009/11/adium-themes-in-pidgin-ubuntu-karmic.html

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elav

5 years ago

:( Ok.. Thanks..

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al1990

5 years ago

Very well done. Been looking for a really nice theme for Empathy!

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dudacardoso

5 years ago

Cara, mandaste muito bem, já tou usando! xD

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franksouza183

5 years ago

Vlw! Qualquer sugestão estamos ai.

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dudacardoso

5 years ago

O tema é tão bom que sugiro versões da paleta de cores do gnome-colors pra adequar a qualquer tema. Tá tão bem feito que merecia estar no pack padrão do Empathy. ^^

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franksouza183

5 years ago

Sim sim, implementarei sim, e quem dera esse um dia ser o tema padrão no Ubuntu, seria uma honra!

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iheartubuntu

5 years ago

Looks really nice. I use Empathy for IRC alsom which did not work immediately. I had to close out Empathy and open the program again. All looks good.

Not sure where to put it for Pidgin.

Thanks much!

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franksouza183

5 years ago

Hellow iheartubuntu, try follow this http://www.webupd8.org/2010/05/script-to-set-up-everything-for-using.html

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5 years ago

v 1.9 (Empathy and KDE Telepathy)

-Added some animation effects;
-Added support for KDE Telepathy;
-Buddy icons adjusted;
-Light theme rewrited / redesigned;
-SVG images for Light theme (not more PNG's);
-Others bug fixes;
-Code cleanup.

v 1.8

-Added version for Instantbird;
-Buddy icons changed;
-Bug fix for word break on long messages as links on Kopete;
-Bug fix for Incoming messages on Emesene;
-Added bottom vertical alignment on Kopete;
-Others bug fixes;
-Code cleanup.

v 1.7

-Added version for kopete;

v 1.6

-Added Pidgin support;

v 1.5

-Added Emesene support;
-Added variants without avatars;

v 1.4

-Added more 12 variants;
-Code cleanup.

v 1.3

-Added three variants: Lighter, Small and SmallLighter;
-Others fixes in styles;
-Code cleanup.

v 1.2

-Adjustments for better gain usable space;
-Others fixes in styles.

v 1.1
-Added new background for incoming messages;
-Changed avatars frame.

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