Eion Robb eion at
Sun Jul 10 16:58:04 EDT 2016

Hi David,

Have you had any success with using the Pidgin GTK+ Theme Control plugin?
It allows you to specify fonts for a lot of things including the 'GTK+
Interface Font'.  You can find it in Tools->Plugins.

The logging one does require a programming change, although it does sound
like you close messaging windows a lot if you've only got one message per
conversation - changing the 'Close IMs immediately when the tab is closed'
setting in Tools->Preferences->Conversations might help with that.
Alternatively you can use the SQLite Logging plugin which has an option to
display in the 'View Log' window broken down by day, rather than by


On 11 July 2016 at 08:50, David G. <lightman at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to change two things in Pidgin:
> 1. The appearance of the text in the "buddy list" and conversation
> windows.
> 2. Change logging to combine all messages from a day into a single file,
> instead of one per message.
> #2 probably needs a programming change but please let me know your
> thoughts.  Could a plug-in do it?
> #1: This doesn't make sense to me:
> A. The program has one option to change the font style but it defaults
> to "theme" and yet there are  no themes that come with the program.
> B: I tried creating a buddy theme per the wiki and it changes the buddy
> list font but not the messages, even though there is a "message_text"
> field.
> C: Meanwhile, the FAQ on changing the font has an entirely different
> approach and doesn't even mention themes but as mentioned above, the
> default font is supposed to be based on a theme!
> Can we get a default theme that works and demos what it can actually do?
>  This is very confusing and the documentation is very mixed up.  The
> example theme .xml would be nice if it had some parameters in it, like
> font size, family/name and colors.
> Thanks!
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