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Submitted By Andy Allcorn (bob_the_gorilla)


It's a pretty close clone of the new iPhoto '05 adjustment palette. Weird choice to base a theme on, you might say. And you'd be right. I just think it's unobtrusive, yet smart and sophisticated.

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Best viewed as group bubbles. Incidentally, the status icons aren't the default ones - if you're running 0.8 SVN then click here to get them - they're called Tiger style. Author unknown, but I made some modifications myself.

0.8 users: set the opacity at about 66% for best results :)

Paired combination.



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# by 61Tipo61 on 03/05/05 at 12:21:39

Wow! Nice

# by Josh on 03/06/05 at 10:22:04

nice! I like the cat to.

for future reference, its called the dashboard, like in Motion.

# by ryan on 03/06/05 at 18:12:58

plz make iphoto message style!!!!!!!!

# by Laurel on 03/07/05 at 00:53:14

Very Nice... very unobtrusive yet still give all the info... great job!

# by Boramor on 03/07/05 at 04:24:37

I like it, really slim.
I edited it myself to use the Silkscreen type.

# by bob_the_gorilla on 03/07/05 at 04:39:11

Well, obviously I'm chuffed people like it. :)

# by wunderwood on 03/17/05 at 19:04:15

That is exactly what I was trying to do here:
Everyone seems to like yours better, and mine has been arround longer.
The way you made the bars at the transparent was very clever. I might have to update mine now. Good job.

# by bob_the_gorilla on 03/17/05 at 19:10:12

I think this has just sat on the first page for an unhealthily long time. ;)

# by Norman on 03/18/05 at 09:38:25

yeaaah we want message style PLEASE !!!

# by bob_the_gorilla on 03/19/05 at 06:24:32

Much as I'd love to, I don't really have the time right now... There's always Shadowrunner.

# by on 03/27/05 at 17:06:27

Wow, is all i can say for this contact list style.

Excellent work!

# by on 04/05/05 at 10:07:18

really like the style. dying for a message style too. (i find eclipse with no background works well for now)

how do you install the status icons?

# by Dani on 04/06/05 at 14:24:17

I can?t see status and no bars ??????
how do you install the icons

# by bob_the_gorilla on 04/06/05 at 19:28:03

Status icons only work with version 0.8 of Adium, which is as yet unreleased. They will be installable with a double-click.

# by on 04/09/05 at 01:32:14

This is excellent. I concur- a msg style would be great too. This matches all my desktops perfectly. I love it.

# by on 04/09/05 at 17:17:18

Great style, though I think the font is wrong. Try Arial, Tahoma or Lucida Grande to make it look more realistic.

# by on 04/13/05 at 11:05:11

My compliments, Great Style, fit my tastes. Are you going to make a Message Style too?

# by bob_the_gorilla on 04/24/05 at 17:49:39


# by Anonymous on 05/02/05 at 22:21:48

hahaha cute cat picture!!!!

# by vagula on 05/03/05 at 20:16:03

This doesn't work with adiumX 0.80 !

# by bob_the_gorilla on 05/03/05 at 20:25:29

vagula, it works fine with 0.8 - I've been using them together for a couple of months now. However, as of 0.8 you unfortunately have to set the transparency (I suggest 66% in the description above) and the window style (group bubbles) yourself.

# by on 07/24/05 at 16:15:03

This is defiantly my favorite theme, but it would be nice if there was some sort of indicator to show which AIM buddies are using mobile devices, or am I missing something.

# by on 07/27/05 at 19:55:50

Ok now my AIM mobile buddies appear with a grey dot next to them. I swear it used to be green. Oh Well now absolutely no complaints thanks for the style.

# by on 08/05/05 at 11:56:01

Nice, thanks!

# by ahowarth on 09/02/05 at 08:42:54

this is an awesome contact list style. i second, third, and fourth the motion for a message style! great work!

# by pitythefool on 11/03/05 at 07:57:20


# by pitythefool on 11/03/05 at 08:00:26

...screwed up with the last message, but love this style :)

Can't wait until we bully you into coming up with a matching message style! hehehe.

# by thelouisguy on 02/13/06 at 10:17:08

I really love this contact list. So much so that I have put together a simple growl style to try and mimic it.
Here is how to make it yourself:
1) Create a folder and call it iPhoto. Inside you will need a text file called Info. Save it with this inside:

iPhoto Growl WebKit Style


2) Rename the file with the extension .plist
3) Now create a folder named Resources.
4) Inside it save a text file called default
5) Save this inside it:

body {
margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
padding: 6px 6px 6px 6px;
border: thin solid black;
font-family: sans-serif;
min-height: 101px;

#background {

#icon {
float: left;
top: 10px;
left: 10px;
width: 32px;
height: 32px;
margin-right: 5px;

#icon img {
width: 32px;
height: 32px;

#title {

#text {

#emergency #text {
color: red;

6) Now rename it with the extension .css
7) Finaly, rename the iPhoto folder with the extension .growlStyle
8) Now double click it and it should install.
9) Configure it to be about 66% transparent and do not limit it to 2-5 lines.
10) You are done!

# by thelouisguy on 02/13/06 at 10:20:19

My first .plist file did not render properly.
Basically, I went into the growl preference pane, looking for growl helper app, and looking for plugins. I used plain and modified it to be taller, 101px, instead of 51px. Just copy the Info.plist and change any occurance of plain to iphoto.

# by gomer1250 on 05/30/06 at 17:59:18

Awesome, you need to do a Message Style that matches!

# by melchiah on 11/29/06 at 04:21:14

One of the most beautiful themes I saw. I like it very much.

# by Flea on 01/14/07 at 18:24:12

Nice Idea!! I just changed some configurations to fit my desktop and made it so beautiful!

# by TheMuffinMan21 on 07/03/07 at 02:19:12

i like it. very smooth and easy going.

# by Hedicito on 07/27/07 at 12:01:56

Just wanted to ask which "status icons" are used with the theme in this screenshot please?

# by bob_the_gorilla on 07/27/07 at 15:17:15

There's actually a link in the description ;) They're just the Tiger iChat icons; someone upped another set which uses them:

# by Hedicito on 07/28/07 at 16:56:40

Thanks a lot

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