Transparent v2 (Pidgin Screenlet theme)

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I modified the original Transparent theme to use the original Pidgin icons, changed some settings and fixed some bugs.

I havent tested this on other computers, so please tell me if it works or not.

Install in ~/.screenlets/pidgin/themes

NB: You need the Pidgin Screenlet to use this theme.

UPDATE: Added a screenshot :)

mcurran

5 years ago

I was wondering if there is any way to allow the screenlet "Transparent V2" theme, to enable the download of the buddy icon from the start. Instead of displaying the protocol icon until you click on the actual buddy, does the buddy icon get cached. I'm wondering if there is a way to modify the theme or options.conf file, so that the user/icon info. is obtained and cached right from connection identification. This would be awesome. I believe this used to work for xmpp/facebook, because I don't remember having to click on each buddy/message them, before the proper icon was displayed. Right now I changed the symlinks that were bad in protocol for gtalk.png and xmpp.png to google-talk.png and facebook.png accordingly, but the proper icons would be best.

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mcurran

7 years ago

It is easy to change the top messages in the Pidgin Screenlet. Just go to /usr/share/screenlets/Pidgin/ and edit the file PidginScreenlet.py

I use nano and simply press Ctrl+O and look for "Pidgin not running", this will bring you to the part of the code where the message is coded, and change it to whatever you like. I changed both messages to "WAITING..." I think they look better.

Most of the time, I have to go to that directory and make the Pidgin screenlet binary files executable anyways, because they're not installed that way by default, so go to /usr/share/screenlets/Pidgin/ and run "chmod +x *.py"

I'm having my own issue though, my Pidgin Screenlet is not detecting that the latest Pidgin is running. Pidgin Screenlet is 0.3.3 and Pidgin is version 2.10.6. Any help would be appreciated.

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mcurran

7 years ago

sorry should be Ctrl+W in nano to find text... Not Ctrl+O. That'll just write out the file... Sorry if I caused any stress to peeps.

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mcurran

10 years ago

Is there a way I can edit or remove the main/top status bar text. For instance, when Pidgin isn't open and I have this screenlet running, the top window will say "Pidgin not running". I would just like to delete this message, and the one when Pidgin cannot connect: Please let me know if you have any suggestions on how I might be able to accomplish this. Also, great work on this theme - It's definately the best!

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no12

10 years ago

for people still trying to download this theme.

1) download http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/PidginScreenlet?content=72611 its the pidgin folder that you add inside screenlets. in your home folder which allows you to then download themes for it.
2) download this theme then extract it to your desktop
3)open home folder go to view, view all hiddin files, or ctrl+ h in home folder
4)find the folder screenlets. open that folder you should have already added the file you downloaded from the link given at the top to this folder, then giving you a folder inside screenlets that says "pidgin"
5)double click the pidgin folder inside you'll find themes double click the themes folder inside the pidgin folder then drag the transparent folder into the themes folder.
final step) restart screenlets look for the screenlets icon "pidgin" by right clicking the screenlet icon in your start bar or opening it look under launch screenlet there should be one thats named pidgin run it. then just choose your theme

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no12

10 years ago

for people still trying to download this theme.

1) download http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/PidginScreenlet?content=72611 its the pidgin folder that you add inside screenlets. in your home folder which allows you to then download themes for it.
2) download this theme then extract it to your desktop
3)open home folder go to view, view all hiddin files, or ctrl+ h in home folder
4)find the folder screenlets. open that folder you should have already added the file you downloaded from the link given at the top to this folder, then giving you a folder inside screenlets that says "pidgin"
5)double click the pidgin folder inside you'll find themes double click the themes folder inside the pidgin folder then drag the transparent folder into the themes folder.
final step) restart screenlets look for the screenlets icon "pidgin" by right clicking the screenlet icon in your start bar or opening it look under launch screenlet there should be one thats named pidgin run it. then just choose your theme

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no12

10 years ago

for people still trying to download this theme.

1) download http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/PidginScreenlet?content=72611 its the pidgin folder that you add inside screenlets. in your home folder which allows you to then download themes for it.
2) download this theme then extract it to your desktop
3)open home folder go to view, view all hiddin files, or ctrl+ h in home folder
4)find the folder screenlets. open that folder you should have already added the file you downloaded from the link given at the top to this folder, then giving you a folder inside screenlets that says "pidgin"
5)double click the pidgin folder inside you'll find themes double click the themes folder inside the pidgin folder then drag the transparent folder into the themes folder.
final step) restart screenlets look for the screenlets icon "pidgin" by right clicking the screenlet icon in your start bar or opening it look under launch screenlet there should be one thats named pidgin run it. then just choose your theme

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ruffey1910

10 years ago

i found that many users found some difficulties on installing this screenlets.ok, let me tell you step by step on how to install this magnificient gadgets:

1)download the file
2)extract the .tar to desktop (eg..)
3)copy the folder that you've extracted before
4)go to home/.screenlets/pidgin/themes
5)paste it in the "themes" folder
6)open screenlets from Applications>Accesories>Screenlets and run the pidgin screenlets
7)you found that there is a new theme, which is "Transparent 2" when you right click on the pidgin screenlets.

easy enough?
have fun!!

p/s: remember, you guys must have pidgin screenlets installed first before doing these steps.

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hansiro

10 years ago

You need the Pidgin Screenlet before adding this theme. Probably lies under the screenlets section here on Gnome-look.org

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nhasian

10 years ago

i was unable to install it as well. some instructions would be very helpful

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tarahmarie

11 years ago

I made the same directories, but there doesn't seem to be a way to install the theme from inside Pidgin.

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oldboy

11 years ago

hi,

i have the directory /.screenlets, but inside doesnot exist the /pidgin/themes directory.
I made them on my own but no result.
How do i enable the screenlet?

I search this for two hours and i cant find some instructions.

please help!! thank you

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thevoiceless

11 years ago

This theme is fantastic, except for one little thing:
When someone replies and the screenlet shows notification of it by changing the icon to a little "!", the name of the person disappears from the screenlet until I click on it to show the new message.
Here is a screenshot: http://i35.tinypic.com/21bqaur.png

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hansiro

10 years ago

Yes, I am aware of that. I'll see what can be done.

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thevoiceless

10 years ago

Awesome, thank you!

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hansiro

11 years ago

There you go, please tell if there are any bugs, I haven´t got the chance to test it on other computers.

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abh83

11 years ago

how about a screenshot there mate?

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