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Submitted By Jenna Berry (kashidom)


StackBox is a very smooth style, based on the feel of ANNA.

Buddy icons gracefully revert to the current variant
Custom file dialog with clean, visible buttons
Hidden timestamps, visible when the mouse hovers over message
"New version"-dialog warns you when the style has been updated
Optional and collapsible header
Specialised chat style for IRC only
Standards and Adium Message Style compliant
Preference panel:
-> Permanently show timestamps
-> Permanently use the compact IRC layout
-> Opt out of updates
(more options available by request)

Contains these variants:
Color variations of Dark/Light: Blue, Green, Orange and Pink


Version 1.3.4
Fixed even more bugs for Mountain Lion

Version 1.3.3
Fixed various visual and functionality issues that appeared in Mountain Lion (fixes are temporary and experimental!)

Version 1.3.2
Fixed mentioned/window focus display bug
Added a timeout function to the updates, so it checks once in 12 hours
Added "Don't tell me about updates" function to update notifier

Version 1.3.1
Cleaned up the preference panel
Let me know if you want to use the preference panel to define variant, too!

Version 1.3
Added experimental preference panel (see header)
Let me know if you want to use the preference panel to define variant, too!

Version 1.2
Added beautifier for select & copy text and emoticons
Update box only appears if the update has been approved
Added dark and light styles with permanent time stamps

Header now collapses gracefully, leaving scroll position intact if possible

Version 1.1.5
Fixed display bug in Status messages

Version 1.1.4
Changed some textures

Version 1.1.3
Various minor changes

Version 1.1.2
Fixed IRC message titles

Compressed and sped up update function
Added pulsating style to default buttons

Version 1.1.1
Fixed history message appearance

Version 1.1
Fixed display bug that prevented user-defined fonts from working properly

Version 1.0.8
File size reduction
Minor performance updates

Version 1.0.7
Minor aesthetic changes

Version 1.0.6
Fixed mentions and focus styles for consecutive messages

Version 1.0.5
Added topic collapse function
Changed mentions and focus styles for consecutive messages

Version 1.0.4
Added automatic update warning

Version 1.0.3
Added IRC-specific look

Version 1.0.2
Reduced variants' file sizes
Updated the file transfer dialog to give it its own icon instead of the default alert

Version 1.0.1
Added mention class: messages now have a highlighted border when the user-defined mentions are said
Added focus class: messages now have a red border when the window is out of focus

Replaced and added new variant icons
Replaced and added new variants:
Dark Blue/Green/Orange/Pink
Light Blue/Green/Orange/Pink

Version 1
WARNING: For the file dialog to behave properly, please upgrade to Adium 1.4.4 or better!


You can reply to individual comments by clicking the "Reply" link next to each.

# by erisfreenici on 02/02/12 at 01:25:22

It would be nice if the timestamps were visible all of the time, not just when you mouse over the right side of the conversation.

# by kashidom on 02/08/12 at 23:56:53

The timestamps are visible when hovering over the parent box.
If you hover the mouse over a box with multiple messages, all of those stamps are visible.

# by erisfreenici on 02/09/12 at 00:06:22

Yes, I realize that. I was simply trying to convey that I would prefer it if the timestamps were always visible. I'm a keyboard-shortcut type person and like to avoid using the mouse as much as possible. Besides that tiny little thing, I think the message style is very nice and I enjoy using it.

# by kashidom on 02/09/12 at 00:27:28

I'm looking for a solution for more than only this problem.
When I find a good one, I'll add an ability to keep the stamps.

# by kashidom on 02/10/12 at 05:02:13

For now, I created two completely different dark and light styles with permanent stamps.

# by kashidom on 06/11/12 at 03:49:54

New version awaiting approval, this one includes experimental preferences

# by erisfreenici on 02/09/12 at 23:17:50

Another thing, my conversation windows keep popping up that there's a new version of StackBox, but when I try and download the new version I get an error message:

Unable to Download

An error occurred: Only the submitter, mods and admins are allowed to download Xtras before they are approved.

Could you make it so that the notification to update StackBox only occurs once the Xtra has been accepted by Adium?

# by kashidom on 02/10/12 at 00:38:12

There's no failsafe way to do this, unfortunately ... :
I'll investigate further, to see if I can find a good solution

# by kashidom on 02/10/12 at 02:48:49

I've added an experimental way to verify it.
Unfortunately, StackBox is still under verification, so you'll have to wait for the update... but, after this one, that problem should be gone.

# by kashidom on 06/28/12 at 16:10:00

A bug in the adiumxtras website prevents this verification to behave properly, you will still be warned about the update, but you can only download an older version until it is approved. The admins are three updates behind, so far... this is unfortunate, but sadly out of my hands.

# by berliozz on 08/22/12 at 10:50:33

That awesome chat style, but can you decrease font size for user name?

# by kashidom on 08/23/12 at 15:06:24

It should appear as in the screenshots I attached. If it doesn't, it's most likely a bug. I'm trying to fix bugs in Mountain Lion, so you may experience new ones in previous versions of OS X... since Mountain Lion is the only version I have available, right now, I'm afraid I can't verify what you mean.

# by berliozz on 08/24/12 at 08:41:26

Sorry, find my post below. Just forget click Reply button.

# by berliozz on 08/24/12 at 08:40:11

You find a screenshots below:
First screen - fluffy style
Second - Stackbox
IMHO font size in second case so huge and presense status icon in this row unnecessary.
That only my opinion and that your creation.
With regards, Victor.

# by kashidom on 08/24/12 at 15:03:53

Thank you for the screenshots, that helps a lot. I see no display issues, the style looks as designed. Please note that this style is mainly intended to be used on a larger screen resolution. The status icons look a bit strange, yes, but they're mainly there to show in what status the user posted their message, for those who care, just like the time stamps some people wanted them permanently present. Shall I add an option in the preference panel for the status icons?

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Current Version: 1.3.4
Last Updated: 08/13/12
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