Efficient

Kopete Styles

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Description:

I made "Efficient", a Kopete style, because i needed a style that does not waste screenspace (sometimes a whole line is sacrifised just for the contact name), and shows me all information (names and times) in a clean fashion.
It nicely aligns the message texts, adds a bit of subtile color here and there, and it doesn't repeat the names for every message; altogether this makes the whole thing more readable.

Apart from efficiency I also tried to make it look sweet. See and judge for your self.
If you don't like it it is quite easy to modify it because I made a values-block where you can -- for instance -- easily modify the color values.


See also the 'single' derivative of this style. It is not soooo good looking as this style but is therefor lower in resource usage and might work better on older versions of Kopete.
You find it here:
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=30386


### Install instructions ###
Installing this style very easy! Below you find several ways to install it... Hopefully one of them is to your likings :)

## the 'easy' way
Go to Kopete -> Settings -> Configure Kopete -> Appearance -> ChatWindow -> click "Import" button
Fill in this URL for Efficient:
http://kde-look.org/content/download.php?content=26318&id=1
Or this URL for Efficient-single:
http://kde-look.org/content/download.php?content=30386&id=1

click OK, and there it is. To get rid of the shitty name you can 'Copy' it to a different name and then 'Delete' the original.

## the generic way
click the download link on this site and put the file in:
~/.kde/share/apps/kopete/styles/

## the console way (the ruling way)
just copy paste this -- as one line -- to your console and all should work well:

mkdir -p ~/.kde/share/apps/kopete/styles/ && wget http://kde-look.org/content/files/26318-Efficient.xsl -O ~/.kde/share/apps/kopete/styles/Efficient.xsl


## the KNewStuff way
this theme should also be in KNewStuff. if you don't know what that means try one of the above ways :)


Let me know what you think of it!
And don't forget to VOTE :)

Cheers!
Cies Breijs.
Last changelog:

15 years ago

## 2005.11.13 ##
1.6 -- added a conversation header with the date in it (+mod option), and a full timstamp modification option

## 2005.10.19 ##
1.5 -- added scrollbars when very long lines without spaces are used, and a derivative called 'single' is added

## 2005.07.18 ##
1.3 -- full date appears in a tooltip, full support for message styling, cleaned up the code

## 2005.07.16 ##
1.2 -- now has 'continued messages' like the Adium style, it is now much more easy to modify this style because of a values block (see the comments in the xsl sheet), clean up the sheet a bit and have put more comments in there

## 2005.07.13 ##
1.1 -- added some color, removed the 'line', generally more sweet now

## 2005.07.11 ##
1.0 -- initial release

MerlinTC

15 years ago

Hi, I just wanted to say that I really like your style. It's clean and just efficient. Right now I don't have any suggestions since I've been using it only for an hour but I will let you know.

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cies

15 years ago

nice :)

let me know!

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quaff

15 years ago

i like this style, its clean and efficient like the name says :) You should incorporate the adium style (consecutive messaging), that'll make it even more efficient :) just some thoughts, good job btw :D

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cies

15 years ago

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=24477

is this the adium style you mean?

I'll have a look at it, but because i dont use a whole line for the contact name it doesnt really save so much space... And for the icons (in the adium style) i dont really like that.

but i have a look at it :)

thanks for the tip!

Cies Breijs.

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quaff

15 years ago

oh, thats not THE adium style.. thats just a style i cooked up hahah i wasn't suggesting you to change your style to look like mine. i'm just saying you should have consecutive messaging incorporated into yours.. like you know how in your style.. every message from the same person has the user's name? well you should make it so it only shows their name once if the messages are all consecutive... eg.. quaff >> hi cies cies >> hey >> whats up? >> like my new style? quaff >> not much >> yeah i do actually >> its pretty nice kinda like that hahaha thats what consecutive messaging (adium style) is all about.

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cies

15 years ago

cool :)

i'm working on the consecutive thing

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quaff

15 years ago

sweet :) i'll be looking forward to it :D

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cies

15 years ago

ohh... here it is 1.2, have consecutiveness

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cies

15 years ago

here a version of Efficient without them:
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=30386

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quaff

15 years ago

sweet thats awesome :) good work dude

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15 years ago

## 2005.11.13 ##
1.6 -- added a conversation header with the date in it (+mod option), and a full timstamp modification option

## 2005.10.19 ##
1.5 -- added scrollbars when very long lines without spaces are used, and a derivative called 'single' is added

## 2005.07.18 ##
1.3 -- full date appears in a tooltip, full support for message styling, cleaned up the code

## 2005.07.16 ##
1.2 -- now has 'continued messages' like the Adium style, it is now much more easy to modify this style because of a values block (see the comments in the xsl sheet), clean up the sheet a bit and have put more comments in there

## 2005.07.13 ##
1.1 -- added some color, removed the 'line', generally more sweet now

## 2005.07.11 ##
1.0 -- initial release

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