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Tech: InstantMessaging

Link-local Messaging

Pidgin + Bonjour

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Pidgin

Create $HOME/.purple/gtkrc-2.0 (c:/Users/$AppData?/Roaming/.purple/gtkrc-2.0):

# This is the style section.  You need this for the examples below.
# If you are going to copy the example, copy the entire block,
# including the "{" and "}" lines.
style "imhtml-fix"
{
    #font_name = "Monospace 9" # on linux
    font_name = "Lucida Console 9" # on windows
}

# This will apply the font style just shown to various components.
# If you are going to copy the example, copy the line that does
# what you want.

# Conversation entry box--where you type.
widget "*pidgin_conv_entry" style "imhtml-fix"

# Conversation history pane--where you read the conversation.
widget "*pidgin_conv_imhtml" style "imhtml-fix"

# Log viewer--where you read stored logs
widget "*pidgin_log_imhtml" style "imhtml-fix"

# formatting-capable entry areas (IMHtml widgets) in request dialogs
widget "*pidgin_request_imhtml" style "imhtml-fix"

# formatting-capable notification areas in dialogs (again, IMHtml widgets)
widget "*pidgin_notify_imhtml" style "imhtml-fix"

Minimalist UI

Pidgin

Buddy window

Tools|Preferences...

Chat window

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