Pidgin "Birdie" background

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Description:

This is a background I created for Pidgin. I use a dark gtk theme and pidgin wasnt really blending into the whole schema of my desktop.

Credits:

I used the beautiful pidgin icons created by openartist
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Pidgin+icons+-+released?content=62169

Install Instructions and gtkrc file neatly copied from
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Pidgin+Wallpaper+with+Fedora-Logo+small?content=64877

How to install:

1. Unpack the zip-file contents to your home directory
2. Press Ctrl + h if you don't see the hidden files.
3. Open .gtkrc-2.0 file (Create one if you dont find it. Please remember its a hidden file (.))
4. Copy and Paste the below line

[quote]
include ".gtkrc-pidgin"
[/quote]

into the .gtkrc-2.0 file

5 restart Pidgin and you should see the new background :)

If you don't like the changes just put an # before the include line. That should invalidate the code. Restart pidgin and you are now back to normal
Last changelog:

11 years ago

Edit:

Adjust the pidgin window to fit the background...It doesnt really look good when the background tiles. Also I dont know how to make the background scroll when your friend's list is long. :(

Edit 2.0:
Moved gtkrc to a separate file to make it easier for people to undo changes

XTR3M3

11 years ago

Is there anyway to add no-repeat to the backgroud?
So if you scroll down the background wont move?

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GrzegorzJZD

12 years ago

It's just perfect! Thanks a lot :)

Could You tell me what gtk and metacity theme are You using? The windows' borders and button close minimize etc looks also great.

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InfiniteMonkey

12 years ago

yay, this theme makes me happy...but it is sad that a pidgin theme can make me happy...

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jithu2k1

12 years ago

Its the cute icon effect...We should thank openartist for it.

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marcaemus

12 years ago

This artwork is really good and suits Pidgin perfectly. Well done!

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jithu2k1

12 years ago

All smiles...thank you

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wtigerks

12 years ago

i am useing Pidgin 2.2.1 in ubuntu 7.10 and it is not working i get no background and it is pael white background

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jithu2k1

12 years ago

If you've followed all the install instructions then it would work fine. May be you need to restart your pidgin for this to take effect.

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justadude

11 years ago

No way, man! I did just what you told us - I have extracted files from archive and placed them into proper directories. Then I restarted my Pidgin 2.5.2, and nothing happened. Maybe you got a clue on what to do with it?

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jithu2k1

11 years ago

dude...I made some changes to the instructions. Please try it now and hopefully it works well.

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justadude

11 years ago

Unfortunately, it didn't. Maybe, that is because I running Kubuntu, not Ubuntu? I have a file named .gtkrc-2.0-kde at my home folder. I also tried to make changes there, but with no luck. It would be very pity if I won't made it work somehow...

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jithu2k1

11 years ago

sorry bro'...I use Ubuntu and I've no clue as to how to do it in Kubuntu.

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11 years ago

Edit:

Adjust the pidgin window to fit the background...It doesnt really look good when the background tiles. Also I dont know how to make the background scroll when your friend's list is long. :(

Edit 2.0:
Moved gtkrc to a separate file to make it easier for people to undo changes

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