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elementary Pidgin 2 + Helper by MastroPino elementary Pidgin 2 + Helper by MastroPino
After receiving many requests, I decided to make the elementary theme for Pidgin. The original was built for Empathy, but even this is very clean and integrated into the interface. There are some improvements concerning the transparency of the icons, I will update also the empathy version soon.

Criticism welcome.

Installation *nix:
Extract the theme into ~/.purple/themes.

Installation Windows:
Extract the theme into: C:\Documents and Settings\$USER\Applications Data\.purple\themes
Installation Windows 7:
Extract the theme into: C:\Users\$USER\AppData\Roaming\.purple\themes

Windows Theme Download [PNG of the first version]

Update 1!

Hello! I have just release a new (let me say :D) awesome version of elementary pidgin.
This version is compatible with dark theme and many icons was totally re-styled!
Let me know what you think and stay tuned, a similar version (I think better) version will be release for empathy!

Update 2!
Our talented mate Nicolas from Argentina a few days ago released a new docky's helper, where you can controll you status with a righ click on your mouse. I decided to revamp the original icon from elementary theme for fits with this new docky feature and I modified the script for aim on svg and not png for a better rendering. The result? you give me the answer!
When you will download the archive you'll find two archives: elementary.2.zip (the theme already released) and pidginicons.zip (the real news). For the first the instructions are the same of everytime; for the second, you only need to extract the archive where you want and, after, double click on install.sh and select run.

You *NEED* latest docky ppa!
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:iconbbabel:
bbabel Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!
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:iconcheitto2089:
cheitto2089 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
System OS Version?
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:iconthedary:
TheDary Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Como pudiste ocultar la barra de menú de pidgin?
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:icontheenduser:
theenduser Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Installation instructions are useless (why not change them?) but the icons are great, thnx a lot!
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aluckymuse Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ok so there's something I'm missing here. I downloaded your windows theme download link in the description...then moved the "elementary" folder inside the zip to C:\Users\$USER\AppData\Roaming\.purple\themes
But pidgin doesn't recognize it's existence, I haven't been able to find a way to activate the theme and this is the first time I've ever used a pidgin theme or...for that matter pidgin itself so, please help?
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:iconolidroide:
olidroide Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Thanks!
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a1b2c3d4x Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
are these only the icons? when i install it like you said it only changes the icons... (windows 7)
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:iconmastropino:
MastroPino Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
if u are on winzoz of course! :) the helper is for docky!
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a1b2c3d4x Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
oh ok... is it possible to make pidgin on windows look like the screenshot too? if no, are you planing to make a windows skin that looks like that? :)
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:iconmastropino:
MastroPino Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Oh sorry for monster delay in the answer! No I'm not planning to develop anything on windows, I don't like that OS. You can look for an elementary theme for windows, maybe someone port it on microsoft os, and than you can use my icon in pidgin.
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jlbarrett Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
hello, i really love this theme and i've been trying forever to get it to work, but i can't. i'm running Windows 7 & using Pidgin 2.7.3. i've read through all the comments to try to figure this out myself, but i don't think i'm extracting the theme files to the correct location or something. & every time i try to drag & drop into Pidgin's "Themes" preferences i just get an error.

could you help? :please:
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MastroPino Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sorry for dealy mate but I was very busy with the university.
For windows 7 the right path is: C:\Users\$USER\AppData\Roaming\.purple\themes

cu ;)
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:iconstrake888:
strake888 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Nice work! Much better than default icons.
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:iconkalysto:
kalysto Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Thank you so much!!!
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:icon80ties:
80ties Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems to be very nice.

I have Pidgin 2.7.0 installed
and it doesn't work.

When i drop it onto the themes list,
it prompts "Theme couldn't be loaded."
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:iconmastropino:
MastroPino Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Try to simply extract "elementary.2" folder into ~/.purple/themes/
After this reopen pidgin and select the theme by the option menu.
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:iconphynix719:
phynix719 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
I really enjoy your take on the icons. My only comment is wondering if you will also do the protocol icons....if that is possible, and perhaps modifying the default tray icons.
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MastroPino Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks mate!
Maybe in the future the protocol and the tray icons will take a touch of elementary =) But I'm not sure about the second, pidgin it's old and it slowly be overtaken by empathy.
we will see! :D
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:iconeugene0an:
eugene0an Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Very, very nice :)
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:iconanonjg:
AnoNJG Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesomeness, does wonders for pidgin ^^
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:iconruyjol:
ruyjol Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Artist
nice job,
congratulations
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:iconmastropino:
MastroPino Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thanks =)
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ypsilon2010 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
ho la versione pidgin 2.6.6 per windows, come faccio ad installare il tuo tema. grazie SAv
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:iconmastropino:
MastroPino Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
semplicemente leggendo tutta la descrizione!
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:iconmidiesis:
Midiesis Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ciao, trovo fantastico sia questo tema, sia ePidgin, davvero, ottimo lavoro! :heart:
Volevo chiederti una cosa: dopo averlo installato, su Pidgin le icone si vedono perfettamente; il problema č che nell'area notifiche di AWN continua a visualizzarmi le icone di stato di base di Pidgin (orrende..).. per caso hai provato ad usare il tema con AWN? Funziona? Sbaglio qualcosa io?
Grazie..
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:iconmastropino:
MastroPino Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ciao! Non uso awn, ma Docky 2.1 (ticonsiglio di provarla =)), domani provo ad installare awn e ti aggiorno!
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:iconmidiesis:
Midiesis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ho provato docky, ma la tropo troppo poco personalizzabile :(
(p.s. uso awn trunk..)
grazie comunque!!
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bored639 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
how do i install in windows, once i install it how do i change to this theme?
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:iconmastropino:
MastroPino Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
After that u download the windows version of the theme and install it, You inly need to select the theme by pidgin (2.6>) option!
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:iconcaipie:
Caipie Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
This really great, thank you!
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:iconjoanrodriguez:
joanrodriguez Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Thxs it's a amazing theme
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:iconneviral:
Neviral Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i;m trying to install it on windows but ... i still don't get it to work
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:iconmastropino:
MastroPino Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hello, the problem is that windows can't read *.svg files. I just upload a new Windows version with png, it work like a charm ;)
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:iconneviral:
Neviral Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks mate, just got it and i have it working
so if i find any other theme on svg i only have to translate it to png and it will work right?
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:iconmastropino:
MastroPino Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
For sure, but u need to edit theme.xml too.
Open the file, search for ".svg" and replace with ".png". Done!
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:iconneviral:
Neviral Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
oooo :D thanks for the help mate
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:iconaxzie:
axzie Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
nice theme, thanks for sharing!
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:icondekushrub:
dekushrub Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
How do I install this?
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:iconmastropino:
MastroPino Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Extract the theme into ~/.purple/themes

=)
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:icondekushrub:
dekushrub Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Thanks!
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:iconknauhsty:
knauhsty Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
where is ~/.purple

is that in the home folder?
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Menuvalls Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
~ = your home directory. So if your username is knauhsty then ~/.purple = /home/knauhsty/.purple
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:iconblittzd:
Blittzd Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Nice. :)
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:iconhadret:
hadret Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
I <3 it! ^_^
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:iconkynski:
kynski Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
/me too.
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:iconmastropino:
MastroPino Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thanks :)
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