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Pidgin Icons – Part 1

November 20, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Scenario : You have installed pidgin and find it a really good client but are a bit disappointed by the icons it provides you. Also, if possible you would like to add some of your own icons.

Solution : Do not Fret!!  There are three ways to do this. One by adding custom icons through their UI, but it is very tiring one icon at a time. Next,  by adding a theme pack which i will show in this post and next by creating your very own theme which i will show you in my next post. So first things First. By default, Pidgin does not show all the emoticons, so I have created a small exe file to show all emoticons as shown above. 

Just run the exe file as administrator(double click it once…it won’t show any window…it’s a silent install) , it will add all the missing icons to your pidgin installation. After that open your pidgin window, go to tools >> preferences >> select themes and set smiley themes as Pidgin Icons as shown below

 That will show all the icons in your chat window.

[ Download Pidgin Icons ] (File Size : 581.3 KB)

Also, to be able to use these icons while chatting with someone, the other person will need to have the icons installed else he will not be able to see the icons. In my next post i will show you how to create your own theme. Stay Sharp!!!

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  1. Salum
    December 15, 2011 at 1:39 am

    Sweet site!!! super style and design, very clean and utility is very pleasant.

  2. Jassen
    March 19, 2012 at 8:33 am

    This didn’t work for me… Running Windows 7 64-bit…

    • March 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      what do you mean….it didn’t work ?? its a silent install, you wont see any installation screens for this…..just access it from the themes window….

      • Jassen
        March 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm

        I’ve done the silent install (tried as administrator as well), but the pack doesn’t show up in the theme window.

        • March 21, 2012 at 12:21 am

          have you changed the default folder during the installation of pidgin ?? and what is the version of Pidgin that you are using ??

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