Empathy Themes

Empathy supports Adium Message Styles starting from 2.27.3 (if built with WebKitGtk support). See a screenshot.

Install a theme

  1. You can choose and download themes from adiumxtras

  2. Extract the tarball to ~/.local/share/adium/message-styles/*.AdiumMessageStyle

  3. Go to empathy's preferences and select Adium theme.

There is script for downloading and installing themes from adiumxtra:// urls http://gist.github.com/191499 so we need only browser handlers to automatically install themes.

Theme support status

Not all themes work out of the box yet. Here is the list of themes we tested and the observed results:

Theme

Status

Empathy Version

Last Test Date

Problems found

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/adium_matte_5_3631_4987_thumb.png Adium Matte

Perfect

2.27.4

2009-06-16

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/arthero_complexion_5_9689_3674_thumb.gif ArtHero Complexion

Almost

2.27.92

2009-09-17

Bubbles slightly broken on the bottom

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/candybars_message_view_styles_3581385_thumb.pngCandybars

Perfect

2.27.3

2009-06-11

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/cinematic_5_765_3306_thumb.pngCinematic

Perfect

3.2.1.2

2011-11-09

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/eclipse_message_view_styles_208374_thumb.png Eclipse

Perfect

2.27.92

2009-09-17

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/final_fantasy_classic_message_view_styles_419410_thumb.gif Final Fantasy Classic

Almost

3.2.2

2011-11-21

Text alignment issues ; also, background doesn't look ok when maximize

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/gaia_messageview_5_12325_4499_thumb.jpgGaia

Perfect

2.27.3

2009-06-11

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/gaia_messageview_5_12325_4499_thumb.jpgGaiaLow

Perfect

2.27.3

2009-06-11

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/gonedark_5_1471_2463_thumb.pngGoneDark

Perfect

2.27.4

2009-06-19

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/h4x0r_message_view_styles_29281907_thumb.pngh4x0r

Almost

3.2.2

2011-11-21

Missing elements (buddy icon and others)

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/noteboard_5_9652_6218_thumb.gifNoteBoard!

Perfect

2.91.91

2011-03-16

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/martenplain_5_22299_6847_thumb.png Marten-Plain

Perfect

3.2.1.2

2011-11-09

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/metal_chat_2_message_view_styles_14711240_thumb.pngMetal Chat 2

Perfect

2.27.3

2009-06-11

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/minibubble_message_view_styles_358341_thumb.png Minibubble

Almost

2.27.92

2009-09-17

Scrolling issue as per comments at AdiumXtras

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/model_portfolio_5_15321_5367_thumb.jpgModelPortfolio

Almost

2.27.3

2009-06-16

Background doesn't fit when maximize

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/modern_5_3631_2158_thumb.gifModern

Perfect

2.27.3

2009-06-11

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/paraphernalia_5_3324_5493_thumb.png Paraphernalia

Perfect

2.27.4

2009-06-16

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/protoscroll_message_view_styles_1099965_thumb.jpgProtoScroll

Perfect

2.27.3

2009-06-11

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/pushpin_message_view_styles_173198_thumb.png PushPin

Perfect

3.2.1.2

2011-11-09

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/renkoo_5_3613_2160_thumb.gif Renkoo

Perfect

2.27.92

2009-06-15

chat view is not auto-scrolled when using /me; bug in the theme

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/renkoo_5_3613_2160_thumb.gif Renkoo Naked

Perfect

2.27.4

2009-06-15

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/sticker_style_5_18122_6058_thumb.pngSticker Style

Perfect

3.2.1.2

2011-11-09

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/stockholm_5_2491_1760_thumb.jpg Stockholm

Perfect

3.2.1.2

2011-11-09

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/ymous_5_366_5474_thumb.png yMous

Perfect

3.2.1.2

2011-11-09

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/ravenant_5_6151_6766_thumb.png Ravenant Dust

Perfect

2.27.4

2009-07-29

http://www.adiumxtras.com/images/thumbs/zelda_ocarina_of_time_20_5_7723_3544_thumb.gif Zelda(OoT)

Almost

2.27.92

2009-09-17

Slight scrolling issue, perfectly usable

Styles to use when filling the table:

State

Markup

Meaning

Fail

<: #ff8080> Fail

The style is not loaded properly resulting in white background or not being readable

Almost

<: #ffc849> Almost

The style is presented almost perfectly, some minor glitches such as some tags not being replaced are visible

Perfect

<: #80ff80> Perfect

The style is presented perfectly

Using WebKit's Web Inspector to debug Adium themes

See https://live.gnome.org/Empathy/FAQ#Adium_themes

Known issues

Apps/Empathy/Themes (last edited 2013-11-20 07:48:03 by WilliamJonMcCann)