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  1. ccrooks

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    Any programs that I can use to IM that have transparent windows (but not transparent text)?

    I want it to look like the text is floating on my desktop. Can anyone think of a way to do this?
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Might be a plugin for GAIM that'll do it, but I'm not sure :dunno:
     
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    hmmmm that's a good idea...
     
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    If those are anything like the transparency options in Gaim, it makes the whole window go transparent... text and all
     
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    yeah, i think it'd be pretty :cool: to see test strings floating on the screen
     
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    try trillian, it has trans.
     
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    Miranda IM ? Like in my desktop screenshot here. [ Was posting it in another thread anyway [

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    Like That? Its Miranda IM with the Tweak UI plugin for transparency.
     
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    Yeah, I was thinking something like that. Your desktop looks pretty slick... what all do you have installed?
     
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    xheliox It's Good To Be King

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    It's Gaim or gaim.. NEVER "GAIM".

    The Gaim authors have been threatened with legal action for trying to use "GAIM". AOL assumes that GAIM means Gnome AOL Instant Messenger. Whether it's a correct assumption or not, the developers of Gaim decided it would be best to shy away from using it. :)
     
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    :dunno: Whatever, I don't care about pissing off AOL. GAIM should (in true GNU tradition) stand for GAIM Ain't an Instant Messenger.
     
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    xheliox It's Good To Be King

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    Yeah, you might not care, but AIM is a trademark and AOL is hell bent on enforcing it. By continuing to use GAIM instead of Gaim or gaim, you only make the situation for Gaim developers worse.

    :dunno:
     
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    How do you use the Tweak UI plugin to get your buddy list like that?
     
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    As long as the Gaim people themselves never call it GAIM, I'd say AOL doesn't have any case at all. That's like if Kleenex tried to sue every other facial tissue manufacturer because everyone calls them all kleenex.
     

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