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AdiumyChat 1.9

AdiumyChat 1.9

Submitted By Pritthish Chakraborty (pritthish)


And here it is, FINALLY!

The cousin to the much hyped iDium Message Window mod.

I present to you, the AdiumyChat message style!

The theme has the following incoming message colours :
Aqua Light
Light Green
Neutral Green
Pro Alt

Also included are

- custom scrollbars
- smooth scrolling
- fading in chat bubbles
- animated links

See the animations in action :

NOTE: you need safari 4 for the custom scrollbars and animations to work

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR 1.7 USERS: Due to the magnitude of the code changes, you should restart adium, toggle between adiumychat and any other messagestyle and then toggle between the variants in adiumychat to clear any cache adium might have kept


- new scrollbar. crisper and much more elegant with custom backgrounds
- new animated header style
- code improvements. up to x5 faster primary loading time
- new method of showing incoming usernames. hover over the incoming avatar
- tweaked animaions
- fixed another scrollbar bug
- fixed but with timestamps in certain languages
- fixed bug where bubbles might randomly disappear

- two bubble type: Classic and New
- completely rewritten code, its faster, leaner and much easier to modify
- less overhead, reducing lag even further
- new method of changing variants (again, easier to modify)
- less than half the size of 1.7
- 62 new variants (!!)
- custom text selection background
- better text selection (the best found in ANY adium bubble style)
- fixed bug with timestamps
- fixed scrolling bug
- fixed bug when header is disabled

Known Issue: Sometimes the bubbles are not shown in the message preview, however, they work perfectly in actual chats

- new bubbles
- better link styles
- smoother scrolling
- fixed a scrolling bug while resizing windows
- fixed text alignment
- fixed emote alignment
- added custom file transfer dialog
- added new Pro variants
- custom text highlight colours
- smoother fade in animations

- added timestamp & status backgrounds
- new animations
- new link styles
- fixed issue with outgoing bubbles
- added inset effect to text
- better support for custom backgrounds
- leaner code

- new scrollbars with translucency (looks better on coloured / translucent backgrounds)
- minor code tweaks

- added custom background support
- fixed bug with timestamps
- fixed vertical text spacing inside bubbles, text is now centred
- tweaked animations

-added two new variants : Pro and Pro Alt
-added Shuffle All (for both incoming AND outgoing)
-added Shuffle (Aqua outgoing)
-added Shuffle (Green outgoing)
-added Shuffle (Graphite outgoing)
-added Shuffle (White outgoing)
-tweaked link animations
-reduced resize lag (almost unnoticeable unless you have 700+ messages in the convo)

- added outgoing colours : Aqua, Graphite, Green, White
[more to come soon!]

v 1.1

-added timestamps
-increased minimum bubble height
-fixed (one of the) lag issues
- refined animations a bit



You can reply to individual comments by clicking the "Reply" link next to each.

# by aragost on 03/11/10 at 13:33:22

Loving it!
What are the smilies you are using in the screenshot?

# by pritthish on 03/11/10 at 22:24:07

Another Smiley by alex rogahn

# by aragost on 03/12/10 at 03:53:14

Thanks for the quick reply; I've had little luck in finding them... do you happen to have a link? TIA

# by pritthish on 03/13/10 at 07:18:24

sadly, no, I downloaded them off the guys twitter feed almost a year back :(

# by yayo on 05/31/10 at 03:12:42

Aragost, you didn't look hard enough:

# by gferreroferri on 03/12/10 at 18:43:28

How did you get the input area like in iChat??? I want it!

# by pritthish on 03/12/10 at 18:51:45

its not released yet.

watch this space :

# by gferreroferri on 03/12/10 at 19:13:11

Please add option to be able to change your own message bubble colour


# by pritthish on 03/12/10 at 19:13:44

coming in v1.2

# by pritthish on 03/13/10 at 07:17:45

added outgoing message colours :D
hope you like em, cheers!

tell me if you want any of the other colours for outgoing and i'll include it in the next version :D

# by gferreroferri on 03/12/10 at 20:16:25

This is so great! I love the way the links are shown. Best style I've ever tried!

# by pritthish on 03/12/10 at 20:17:56


# by metatron3 on 03/14/10 at 04:20:32

Absolutly perfect
where's the random option in 1.2 ?? :'(

# by pritthish on 03/14/10 at 04:22:55

had to remove it, working on a better way to implement it :)

# by metatron3 on 03/14/10 at 04:28:25

Yay ! ^_^
Thanks :)

# by pritthish on 03/14/10 at 18:41:29

done, check now :D

# by metatron3 on 03/15/10 at 06:35:19

Fantastic !
Working fine :D

The Pro look is nice too. Now I'll have to make a choice ! ;)

# by amaan on 03/14/10 at 06:00:00

I love this style. fits perfectly.

one small problem is that i cant seem to use a custom background with it. is it just me?

# by pritthish on 03/14/10 at 06:00:00

no, there is no support for custom backgrounds yet. I'm looking for an elegant way to implement it

# by amaan on 03/14/10 at 06:00:00

kk, thanks. ill keep an eye on this.

# by pritthish on 03/19/10 at 02:07:37

added in v1.4 :D

# by arnie on 03/17/10 at 00:43:38

Tthis is amazing..the elegance in this style is amazing.... my favourite is how crisp the bubbles are, and the scroll... simply jaw dropping!

I really can't wait to see the window message style mod. I've been waiting for someone to do this. How soon do you think you'll release your beta 2? thanks.

# by pritthish on 03/17/10 at 00:46:28


the window mod might be a while though, i got my end of term in like a week, its crunch time!

# by arnie on 03/17/10 at 00:54:11

Good Luck with your exams :p

# by ny_bosco on 03/17/10 at 22:36:36

i loved the previous version...with this one i got a problem. The time stamp doesn't fade into the view...i give u a little screen of my window chat

# by ny_bosco on 03/17/10 at 22:41:21

well i tried to reboot Adium and it's workinf fine now!! great work!! it's my favourite

# by pritthish on 03/24/10 at 04:17:26

cheers mate!

# by soypunk on 03/26/10 at 21:12:31

The styling or something for /me (emote) commands appears to be missing... what I get is:


basically, there's no spacing between the two values. Also most themes tend to style the /me style commands a little differently so that would be nice... but hardly required. I can point to a screenshot if this description doesn't make sense. If prodded I could turn on the web inspector and look at the markup I'm seeing as well...

# by pritthish on 04/03/10 at 08:48:53

yes please, can you see how its being output? coz i dont really see why it should and shouldn't work :S

# by soypunk on 04/05/10 at 18:51:49

I'm unsure how adiumxtras formats HTML in the comments, so I've sent an example to your gmail.

# by sargent73 on 04/01/10 at 09:27:56

# by caletz on 04/03/10 at 08:41:08

LOVE IT!!!!! AWESOME SCROOL!!!!!!! PLease ADium Devs! make this Scroll DEFAULT!!!

# by pritthish on 04/13/10 at 23:08:08

:D i'm trying to improve it now though :)

# by Anchang on 04/03/10 at 18:22:39

# by enkuturi-akrias on 04/03/10 at 19:19:04

Absolutely love this! Thank you :D fits perfectly with anything n_n

# by pritthish on 04/13/10 at 19:44:35

cheers :D

# by Soul on 04/14/10 at 11:06:19

Great style. Only problem is that in a conference chat it doesn't show the names of the people who have sent messages, so you can't work out who said what.....

# by pritthish on 04/15/10 at 16:48:06

yeah, this isnt really meant for group chats :S see, it mimics the functionality of ichat... but yeah, im gonna look into an elegant solution now dw :)

# by pritthish on 04/16/10 at 22:58:31

added an option to do it :D look out for it in the next version :D

# by kalibannez on 04/27/10 at 01:36:56

If serious, it's perspective and technically theme.
But it's don't look good. Just look this:
It's theme following the best traditions of AdiumyChat and adding realy Cool graphics and style!

# by pritthish on 04/27/10 at 01:42:59

its called stealing...

# by kalibannez on 04/27/10 at 08:32:58

Not, it's just progress. It's more good theme that it, but, possible, bassed for it.

# by pritthish on 04/27/10 at 11:59:16

again bob, i DENIED you permission to use my theme as a base for yours, yet you went on ahead with it anyway...

THAT, my friend, is stealing...

# by DmitryVoronov on 05/12/10 at 02:00:41

This is one of the best style i ever saw.
i am recommending to anyone who likes APPLE taste at you messaging

# by aragost on 05/24/10 at 18:48:28

1.8 looks great! Thanks again :D

# by arnie on 05/24/10 at 23:05:06

you really need to fix the bubble not showing up. sure the chat looks perfectly normal for the one receiving your messages. But it doesn't look good on my chat. lol.

I have tested with all my fiends list, and no bubbles at all. Is there a way to revert back to 1.7?

# by pritthish on 05/24/10 at 23:07:35

have you tried restarting adium, toggling between another messagestyle and then togging between variants? also, do you have javascript enabled?

# by arnie on 05/24/10 at 23:10:25

it's all good now. Stellar job by the way. I keep track on you on DA. keep up the amazing work.

# by arnie on 05/24/10 at 23:08:30

nevermind. i got it fixed by changing the variant of the bubbles. it works. Thanks. 1.8 feels slim. ;)

# by dewgy on 05/26/10 at 08:23:22

I definitely like the tweaks, it looks much smoother and the bubbles are much more vibrant. One question though: When is the iChat style message input box going to be implemented? It's pretty much the only thing missing now, and I can't wait. My text hates hugging the bottom of the screen so much. Thanks for the good work! :)

# by pritthish on 05/26/10 at 11:50:13

the message window mod (iDium) is not mine. however, it is still some time until its released [dont worry, you'll know when it is ;) ]

# by brianxburns on 06/06/10 at 00:14:11

At first I was skeptical about this theme. It seemed like just another bubble theme. Then I tried it and wow. I think I'll use this for the rest of my life!

# by rob-to86 on 06/22/10 at 03:42:13

Hi Prittish, could you perhaps add a version number to the bundle? :)

# by pritthish on 10/17/10 at 23:05:07

version number as in?

# by rob-to86 on 10/17/10 at 23:18:51

Hi, I think I've found the issue. So since, 1.5hg's Xtras Manager displays versions. But for AdiumyChat (and others) it does not.

i believe that's because it includes the name of the style in the CFBundleGetInfoString key (e.g. "AdiumyChat 1.9" instead of "1.9").

# by ronald_poi on 09/12/10 at 19:32:53

I really like this style. It's the best bubble there is. So great! But there is an issue, though. I don't really like/care about the scroll. To me, default OS controllers should remain. But that's not the main issue. The thing is that the new scroll doesn't start so good. When opening a new chat window, the scroll is already on place, scrolling some blank space, and that blank space has a bigger height than the window. The first message written or received goes way up, in a scrolled view (it shouldn't be scrolled, there's just one line!).

# by pritthish on 09/12/10 at 20:26:08

yes, it is a known issue. i've been struggling with the scroll since version 1.2
the only method that scrolls properly makes the window lag so much that it freezes up after 700 or so messages. until i manage to find a new scrolling script, you're just gonna have to deal with it or try another style :)


# by ronald_poi on 09/12/10 at 21:33:27

I know what you mean, I also have similar situations when web developing. Its good to know you already know about it and care about performance too, and not just presentation. Thanks for replying. I'll be using your theme anyway! :)

# by pritthish on 10/17/10 at 23:04:38

Well, it should be a bit more responsive with this update. i havn't solved it, but i reduced the overhead significantly :)

# by ronald_poi on 10/19/10 at 08:22:16

Hey, its true!... Looks a lot better and performs faster. Great update mate. Thanks!

# by d3l1r1um on 04/14/11 at 08:42:13

are you sure this is scroll-related? i noticed that the issue (with the scroll showing up even though there shouldn't be anything to scroll, because there are only a few messages) only occurs when the header is displayed. no header, no weird scroll bar on open.

just a data point, i don't know enough javascript or adium styles to figure out what exactly is going on. thanks for the gorgeous style!

# by pritthish on 04/14/11 at 12:00:11

yeah it was scroll related. I've managed to fix it in my newer messagestyles, i just need to get the time to rewrite this one :)

# by d3l1r1um on 04/14/11 at 13:18:36

Thanks for the reply and the awesome work. Will be checking back for that update :)

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