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Ubuntu Ambiance Style Empathy Messaging Theme

One of the great features of Ubuntu’s default instant messaging application ‘Empathy’ is the support for ‘Adium Message Styles’.

These let you theme your messaging window in a variety of ways. The only draw back is that most of the ready-made Message Styles available online are made for Adium (the Mac OS X version of ‘Pidgin’) and don’t always work well in Empathy on Linux.

But Linux-madevariantsare available – such as this ‘Ambiance Adium Message Style’ byfranksouza183.

Download

Installation

Extract the .tar.gz archive that you downloaded above and move the folder inside to:

.local/share/adium/message-styles/

You will need to press CTRL+H to reveal hidden folders.

If the ‘adium’ and ‘message-styles’ folders aren’t already presentyou will need to create them (right-click > create folder)

After this just enable ‘Ambiance Message Style‘ from the ‘Themes‘ tab in Empathy’s Preferences.