Conversation window redesign

Colin Barrett timber at
Thu May 24 13:48:10 EDT 2007

On May 24, 2007, at 10:41 AM, Luke Schierer wrote:

> On Thu, May 24, 2007 at 10:39:40AM -0700, Colin Barrett wrote:
>> On May 23, 2007, at 9:04 AM, Sean Egan wrote:
>>> On 5/23/07, Graham Cole <chckens at> wrote:
>>>> I'd like to advocate the Adium way of doing this.
>>> I thought Adium was supposed to have *good* UI ;)
>> Yeah, that specific part of our UI is not something I'm very proud  
>> of.
>> Our message window toolbar in general is not really that great.
>> If you're going to copy something, look at the "header" option many
>> message styles have -- it displays the person's buddy icon, and some
>> information about them in a header above the conversation. See
>> GoneDark[1] for a particularly colorful example.
>> Why don't you guys just use Adium message styles yet? ;)
>> -Colin
>> [1]
> While I've seen at least one ehancement ticket for adium message  
> styles,
> I would LOVE to be able to disable them on Adium.

Why, exactly? Couldn't you just use a rather plain one?

In fact, the layout Adium used to use is (somewhere) on our Xtras  
site. (Man oh man that was a pain to implement).


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