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Submitted By Mark Fickett (Perez)


Text-only view, with variants for grays, status colors, name colors, and full color (status and names).
2005 March 25: Updated due to consecutive status messages not appearing (bug fix).
2007 Oct 27: Updated for Leopard. (Specified font-size for times/names as .8em, and switched from having the #Chat margin-bottom at -10px to having the padding-bottom at 10px.)
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# by on 05/13/04 at 22:45:44

I was originally asked to do an extremely simple style similar to this, but turned it down. personally, I feel like it could benefit from colors for the names that stand out a lot more and/or bold text for names.

On the plus side, this works very well for those who like to use their own fonts, sizes, and colors.

# by on 06/06/04 at 04:20:51

This one should come with the main client. Well done.

# by on 06/13/04 at 15:37:04

I really love this one. Its so simple, yet it is perfect.

# by on 06/17/04 at 13:03:09

This is my favourite out of the whole lot - non-ugly and clear !

# by greensubmarine on 07/06/04 at 12:46:23

Very nice. As stoic as it gets, and all the better for it.

# by Berry on 10/17/04 at 02:18:10

I made a modification of this one which has all text as the same font, which I think is simpler and more elegant. However, it's nice to see a relatively simple message style instead of one laden with a billion borders and graphics.

# by on 05/04/05 at 11:38:27

this is exactly what I want -- no extra junk, just text. But this 8-pt. courier font is unreadable. How can I change the font to my default Adium font (Lucinda Grande 12-pt.).
Also, I'd like to get rid of the times, but the font is the most important thing.

# by on 05/04/05 at 16:54:15

Eventually people will realize simplicity is the key in HCI. Especially in today's online, traffic-dense personal information systems.

This is my theme of choice.

# by ~Niko on 10/30/07 at 23:35:45

I'm sorry, I find this an eyesore. Just my opinion. The time stamps are unnecessary and too long, and the screennames (with the time stamps) seem to push messages out into a nearly half-window length indent. Could be better... perhaps putting the messages BELOW the name/time rather than inline?

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3.10 / 149 votes
Current Version: 1.2
Last Updated: 10/27/07
Written by Mark Fickett