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Old 10-16-2003, 12:22 PM   #1
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Question How to set default font colour for amsn

Does anybody know how I can set the default font colour in amsn? The default font, size and style can be set from a butotn in the Preferences box (appearance tab), but there is no option to change the default message colour - it is changeable because if you change the font in an individual message you are then asked to choose a font colour as well.

Any ideas very welcome

Old 10-16-2003, 12:50 PM   #2
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I took a peek, and it appears you're right - there doesn't appear to be a setting for that.

However, you can still fix it.

in your home directory, cd to the .amsn directory, then if you do an ls you should see a directory with your msn profile name, cd to that directory.

In there you'll find a config.xml file, open that puppy into your text editor, and find "mychatfont" in it, the section from mine looks like the following:

<value>{Helvetica} {} 000000</value>

If you change that value, it'll change the colour - the value is "HTML style" colour coding, the first two digits are the amount of red, 2nd two are green, 3rd two are blue, and each range from 00 to ff. For example:
To make it blue:
<value>{Helvetica} {} 0000ff</value>

Red is ff0000, green 00ff00, white ffffff, grey 808080, etc

I think I'll pass a note along to the amsn developers - they'll likely add it as a feature.


Last edited by Booster; 10-16-2003 at 12:51 PM.
Old 10-16-2003, 01:07 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot Booster, that worked great!



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