Customizing Pidgin Chat Windows

In my previous post I discussed customizing Gaim chat windows. Since then Gaim has formally changed it’s name to Pidgin due to legal issues with AOL. I finally upgraded to Pidgin and had to do a few minor tweaks to get the same chat window customizations as before. I updated ~/.purple/gtkrc-2.0 which previously resided in ~/.gaim and changed the widget names from gaim_gtkconv_* to pidgin_conv_*. Here’s my updated ~/.purple/gtkrc-2.0 file:

style "pidgin-dark" {
    base[NORMAL]="#000000"
    text[NORMAL]="#00FF00"
    GtkIMHtml::hyperlink-color="#007FFF"
    GtkWidget::cursor-color="#60AFFE"
    GtkWidget::secondary-cursor-color="#A4D3EE"
}
widget "*pidgin_conv_imhtml" style "pidgin-dark"
widget "*pidgin_conv_entry" style "pidgin-dark"