Pimp My Adium

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  1. jive macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen a few people asking how to get Adium looking good etc. Well, in my eyes, my Adium is a sexy little beast.

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    To begin with Adium can be downloaded here

    Now it's time to make it look better. It's a very versatile app and almost everything about it can be customised to be just how you want it.

    I use Universal Black [which can be found here]. Just click on install and begin using it.

    Step One
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    Step Two
    Click on the Customize button next to the List Layout Menu.
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    Step Three
    Start adjusting things. I've only used original fonts so you should have them on your Mac.
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    Now you have a pimped out Adium.

    Now post your own...
     
  2. Tymmz macrumors 65816

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  3. jive thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What message style are you using?

    I don't really like mine...
     

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  4. Tymmz macrumors 65816

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    Bild 2.jpg

    can't remember the type, sorry.
     
  5. gloss macrumors 601

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  6. bigandy macrumors G3

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    isn't that smoothoperator, one of the standard ones?
     
  7. bigandy macrumors G3

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    in the words of Dr Cox, in Scrubs, "You're wrong! You're wrong! Wrong Wrong Wr..." well you get the idea :p


    It is really easy. Just use a prepackaged xtra or make your own from your icon.
     
  8. dontpanic macrumors regular

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    yeah i realise this now

    i was just being stupid :(

    i feel ashamed

    i'm gonna go kill myself now
     
  9. iShane macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! I was wondering how to get my Adium looking like some of the people have them on the Desktops Threads.
     
  10. Diatribe macrumors 601

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  11. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Smooth Operator?
     
  12. Josh macrumors 68000

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    Here's a style, based on Smooth Operator, that I made for spring time to match my website:
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    You can download it here.
     
  13. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    You should submit that to Adium Xtras, maybe as Somatic Smooth Operator, or something...:p
     
  14. count chocula macrumors 6502a

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    i like mine, the background is black because i have it transparent and the desktop is black. i havent really done anything with my messages, though.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Verto macrumors 6502a

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    I would suggest you guys all give the Fresh! Contact list style a try. A few changes I made: changed font to Lucida Grande 15 for contact font, and Skia Regular 19 for Group names). It gives it far more appeal than the font that the creator uses in his demo screenshots. I use this when a transparent layout isn't practical (ie when I'm not rotating through my black/dark wallpapers).
     
  16. Verto macrumors 6502a

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    And for messages, I use Smooth Aqua. Very nice looking.
     
  17. brikeh macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone know where to get "Metal Adium" now? There site is down.. :(
     
  18. jive thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  19. dollystereo macrumors 6502a

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    metal style window resizing is super slow.
    Not good to me
     
  20. skibob1027 macrumors member

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    How can I get my message boxes to appear transparent, like the contact window?
     
  21. minimalistic macrumors regular

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    Hey there Diatribe,

    Congrats on your work.

    I was wondering, I downloaded your contact list templates, but, how can I get them to show the "circled" edges, like its shown on the images in the link you posted.

    Saludos
     
  22. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Thank you, I am glad you like it. :)

    I'm not quite sure if I understand what you're talking about but if you mean the round edges of the contact list then you have to set the "Windows Style" to "Group Bubbles" in the appearance preferences.
    Hope that helped.
     
  23. jive thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is to be a feature of 1.0 afaik. I can't find a link to the beta though to see if it's true...
     
  24. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    You mean this beta...?
     

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