Google Talk Chat Theme - Download | Create Your Own Theme

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Google Talk Chat Theme - Download | Create Your Own Theme

Google Talk is an instant messaging service that provides both text and voice communication.Google talk uses an Jabber protocol, a free open source protocol for communication. Since its open source, all its services are free and customizable. You can even view the code and API provided by Google. Today,we are going to see "Google Talk Chat Theme - Download | Create Your Own Theme".

Make Your Own Google Talk Chat Theme:
✔ Copy and paste the below location in the My Computer address bar. Press Enter and you will see the default location for themes.
%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Google Talk\themes\system\chat
✔ Create a new folder and name it as your wish (Example : lodge4hacker)
✔ Now choose any one theme to modifiy, Let us choose theme ClassicPicture because of its simplicity. Go inside the folder ClassicPicture and you will find another folder named Contents. Copy it.
✔ Paste the Contents folder inside lodge4hacker(Created Before) folder.
✔ You will discover folder named Resources inside Contents. And inside Resources you will find few more files like main.css, status.html and others.
So your file structure should look like this :
..\Google\Google Talk\themes\system\chat\gtricks\Contents\Resources
✔ You will find main.css file which specifies the style of theme.You can edit as you want.
Example: To Add Background Image to your Chat
Original (ClassicPicture):
BODY {
margin: 6px;
}
New (lodge4hacker):
BODY
{
margin: 6px;
background-image: url(“images/hack.jpg”);
}
If you are familiar with CSS then you can continue editing main.css to modify fonts, colors, text alignments etc.
✔ Now you can change the theme in Google talk (Setting -> Appearance -> Select Theme).
File Descriptions:
main.css : This is the main CSS sheet in which you specify the class of styles as you do for HTML.
NextStatus.html : When you chat to someone, their changes in status will use the format specified in this file.
Status.html : When you chat to someone, their status will use the format specified in this file.
Incoming \ Content.html : When you chat to someone, their first reply will use the format specified in this file.
Incoming \ NextContent.html : When you chat to someone, their subsequent replies will use the format specified in this file.
Outgoing \ Content.html : When you chat to someone, your first message will use the format specified in this file.
Outgoing \ NextContent.html : When you chat to someone, your subsequent messages will use the format specified in this file.

Download Google Talk Chat Theme:
If you aren’t interested in creating your own theme then you can download unofficial themes, Here are steps below.
✔ Download google talk theme from below link
✔ Extract the file(.zip)
✔ Go to default location for themes.
%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Google Talk\themes\system\chat
Just Copy and paste the above location in the My Computer address bar. Press Enter and you will see the default location for themes.
✔ Paste the extracted file here..
✔ Now you can change the theme in Google talk (Setting -> Appearance -> Select Theme).


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