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Caplet Chat

Caplet Chat

Submitted By Quincy


A simple dock icon that uniquely displays almost all combinations of IM statuses. -- An Adiumy version of this is also available in a separate download.


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# by mathuaerknedam on 07/15/06 at 00:14:36


# by noizfx on 07/15/06 at 03:22:04

Sweet dock icon as I'm a fan of the duck ;)

# by silvershew on 07/15/06 at 12:20:36

very clean and simple, i like it!

# by dijama on 08/23/06 at 13:48:13

woooooot! thank you for the invisible state!

# by dcentity2000 on 01/31/08 at 13:54:26


# by xSpikex on 01/31/08 at 14:25:37

wow, nice! 5 ducks

# by felipe.basc on 02/03/08 at 22:27:03

nice !!

# by N-Freak on 02/04/08 at 12:11:48

Nice, very nice!

Is it possible to make a version where the away status is not so red? Maybe a grey transparant something?

Anyway, I love the design.

# by iwamoto on 02/14/08 at 22:45:42

yes, sounds like a good idea, im gonna try some myzelf :)

# by csquared on 02/07/08 at 18:54:55

Wonderful execution. Sharp and clean. Nice work.

# by karl_mrqz on 03/13/08 at 09:14:29

# by karl_mrqz on 03/13/08 at 09:16:26

# by karl_mrqz on 03/13/08 at 09:18:42

# by karl_mrqz on 03/13/08 at 09:23:56

# by mathuaerknedam on 06/18/08 at 17:15:12

Alert + idle isn't handled well. This wasn't a problem in LightBubble. It looks like the alert state became an overlay when the name changed, so I suspect the problem is that the alert state overlay is conflicting with the idle overlay. I don't know how to fix it.

# by Quincy on 07/03/08 at 18:52:52

One of the things that I tried to support with Caplet Chat is knowing when youíre both away and idle. The problem is Adium Xtrasí .plist files only support single statuses. However, if I make the idle status an overlay but make the away status not an overlay, both statuses can show up simultaneously without complication. However, I also decided to make the alert status as an overlay, so that it will never interfere with the away status either, and it will look visually aesthetic when the userís connection status changes between online, away, invisible, and offline. The Alert + Idle bug was a problem I knew of going into making Caplet Chat, but I thought that of all the status combination complications, that one would be the least problematic to users. With that being said, I will definitely look into fixing this problem, but no guarantees :)

# by mathuaerknedam on 07/03/08 at 19:06:35

I seem to have a way of finding the unusual cases. :)

I have a dock icon that will display idle + away, idle + alert, and away + alert. However, idle + away + alert looks identical to idle + alert. This was an acceptable compromise for me, I don't know if it works for you.

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4.00 / 268 votes
Current Version: 2.0.1
Last Updated: 03/14/08