Completely Transparent Contact List?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by calebjohnston, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

    calebjohnston

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    Is this possible? No background, just contacts names.
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    what are you talking about? iChat? Adium? Address book?
     
  3. calebjohnston thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Open preferences, and then go to "appearance"
    there's a slider that lets you chose the opacity of the contacts list.
     
  5. calebjohnston thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, it just only goes to 5%, and I can still see it a bit against my wallpaper. I suppose it will just have to do. Thanks anyway.
     
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Try going to the adium xtras page and search for transparent or something.
     
  7. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Why not just close the Contact List? I mean if you have it at 0% opacity then you won't be able to see the list. I'd imagine this is kinda why the 5% limit is there.
     
  8. Lau Guest

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    The names stay black, but it means the list edges fade into the background.

    I haven't had much luck with this (but I'd like to do it). I find the text shadows of the names go all horrid.

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    The first is how I usually have it, as a compromise. The second is 0% opacity but the text outlines are hideous. The third is 100% opacity. The text looks great, but then on a coloured background this would be a white square.

    (The contacts are grey because no-one's online, they're usually black. Johnny No-mates, me....:eek:)
     
  9. Project macrumors 68020

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    This is how mine looks at 5% opacity.

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    Im using the 'Its A Dock' theme, and 'Simple Desktop Layout', both from adiumxtras. Window style is set to borderless window.
     
  10. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Ooooooohhhh. Gotcha.

    Not a bad idea. I'll see if I can figure something out.
     

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