message window features

Florian Effenberger floeff at
Sat Aug 11 16:43:24 EDT 2007


I'm fairly new to Pidgin, coming from Windows' Miranda, and I have some 
questions where you hopefully can help me. ;-) I tried out several 
plugins and read the FAQ, but some features I consider important seem to 
be missing.

- Can I set a background color per incoming and outgoing message, to 
better distinguish them? I tried the color plugin, but it only can set 
text color, not background color.

- Can I put a small line between the messages, also to better 
distinguish them? It is only possible to add a single line for a new 
message with the appropriate plugin, but not between all messages.

- Can nicknames be removed from IM windows? I already see them in the 
title and the tab, so having them next to the time is annoying...

- My biggest problem is about conversation history. I want to close the 
message window with Esc (can be set via Pidgin's config file as well). 
When I reopen the message window, all past messages should be shown. 
When closing the program, all history should be sweeped. This seems to 
be impossible with Pidgin. There is a plugin to show the last two or 
three messages when reopening the window, but not the whole 
conversation. Another plugin for hiding message windows instead of 
closing them exists as well, but I can't attach that menu entry to the 
Esc button. Any idea on how to achieve that?

Thanks a lot!

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