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Submitted By Jannis Schnitzer (Xjs)


This is a message style based on mathuaerknedam's yMous, but I altered the colors to suit my needs. If you like it, that's fine, if you don't, that's fine, too.

I included a light and a dark version, but I'm only using the dark one.

The font in the screenshots (except the first) is Lucida Grande 10, but the style looks great with any font size I think.


0.4 Added line break for too long messages - so that no more horizontal scrolling should occur.
0.3 Fixed a bug in group chats (only dark version) where one could hardly read text when hovering a nick name (because the highlight color was too bright)
0.2 Removed the hover transition, because due to a bug in WebKit, it used too much CPU time, which made Adium use about 50-70 % CPU (I'll reactivate it when the bug is fixed)
0.1 Final Release


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# by mathuaerknedam on 07/21/08 at 20:35:58


# by wiz1705 on 07/28/08 at 00:37:47

reminds me of Xchat

# by Xjs on 07/28/08 at 08:56:18

Well, I think it looks better than Xchat. ;-)

# by wiz1705 on 07/28/08 at 16:23:49

I agree. It does.

# by trebe on 08/07/08 at 04:10:20

I really like it but it's not sending text to the next line if it's too long, it makes you scroll.

# by Xjs on 09/13/08 at 11:33:32

Well, it's fixed now :-)

# by stephs on 09/13/08 at 02:52:22

This looks terrific! Thank you for the effort.

# by Xjs on 09/13/08 at 11:33:17

Thanks a lot!

# by natl33 on 12/21/08 at 00:01:17

I love it, but I wish you could change the colors of the message text. Being able to see the time stamp when hovering over the screen name would also be great!

# by Xjs on 12/21/08 at 06:04:16

Check out yMous for a version with different colors - zMous is based on it ;-)

Seeing the time stamp only on hover would be an idea, too... let's see.

# by natl33 on 12/21/08 at 06:09:30

I tried yMous before I found zMous, but it only has the green/blue color option (at least, that's all I can find) and it's not quite what I was going for. I'd much prefer to have a choice regarding the colors of the text.

# by Xjs on 12/21/08 at 09:02:19

If you tell me which colors you'd like, I can make it, but just adding generic color variants was never what I wanted. ;-)

# by natl33 on 12/22/08 at 20:07:33

Is it possible to make the "black" text darker and just have the names be two different colors, navy and maroon? Just something easier to read for someone who's too young to be as blind as I am, haha.

# by Xjs on 12/22/08 at 20:09:39

OK, I'll twist it a bit and send it to you. I think I won't add it as "official" release, as it doesn't fit into my line-up ;-)
Just give me a little time, I'm bit busy - christmas you know ;-)

# by natl33 on 12/22/08 at 20:12:00

Of course! You're awesome!

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Current Version: 0.4
Last Updated: 09/12/08
Xjs (Jannis A. Schnitzer)