if you have not noticed, this is my ubuntu master thesis....
check it out and share it with your friends =)
the white pidgin background was freaking me out, so i decided to "skin it" and it took me longer than 1 minute so ill make it short and sweet for you
alt + f2
drop this block of code in the terminal
cat > $HOME/.purple/gtkrc-2.0 << "EOF"
# Create a style called "inverted" where the text and base (the base color behind the widget) are the reverse of typical.
text[NORMAL] = "#FFFFFF"
base[NORMAL] = "#000000"
# Apply "inverted" to conversation entry box--where you type.
widget "*pidgin_conv_entry" style "inverted"
# Apply "inverted" to conversation history pane--where you read the conversation.
widget "*pidgin_conv_imhtml" style "inverted"
widget "*pidgin_blist_treeview" style "inverted"
and a restart of pidgin results in this....
(ps im a mad man hell bent upon world domination hence the globe wallpaper)