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Miranda IM - Skins & Icons

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Dark Ride    3

Download Miranda IM 0.4.0.3 (Note: Do not use Miranda IM version 0.5 or later).

Download this zip file. Extract the files from the zip archive. You'll get some zip files again. Extract clistmodernb, fingerprint, icolib & imgdecoder. Place the extracted files into your Miranda IM plugins folder (C:\Program Files\Miranda IM\plugins\).

Now extract xpkaqua & xpkicons. Place the extrated folders "skins" and "icons" into your Miranda IM root folder (C:\Program Files\Miranda IM\).

Open Miranda IM now and go to "Options -> Plugins". Set up your plugins like this:

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The most important things to do is to dissable clist_classic.dll and enable clist_modern.dll.

Also it's important to enable icolib.dll and fingerprint.dll.

Now click "Apply" then OK and then restart Miranda IM.

Go to "Options -> Skins (Under "Customize"). Select xpk Pixel Perfect Aqua and click "Apply".

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If there are no skins on the list, click "Browse" and look for the xpk.msf file in your Miranda IM's "skins" folder (C:\Program Files\Miranda IM\skins\xpk_pixelperfect\).

Now the icons. Go to "Icons" (Under "Contact List"). Select a category and click "Load icon set..." and search for a appropriate icon library (*.dll file) in your Miranda IM's "icon" filder (C:\Program Files\Miranda IM\Icons\xpk).

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If the category is "Main Icons", the corresponding icon library would be xpk_main.dll. If the category's name is "ICQ Icons" the corresponding icon library is xpk_icq.dll and so on ...

Click "Apply" then "OK" and restart Miranda IM.

By now your Miranda IM should look somewhat like this:

Miranda_im_xp_aqua.jpg

Enjoy !

Edited by Dark Ride

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Dark Ride    3

Next time I'm going to show you how to change the icons in the menus. Stay tuned !

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Dark Ride    3

45 views and no reply ? :huh:

Give me some feedback. I wanna know if and how it works for you.

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Joe Red    0

Sweetness, this looks great. I haven't kept up on the Miranda customization community. Is there anymore skins?

Thanks for showing me, I never would have known.

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DigeratiPrime    0

works good here, except miranda would not connect to aim or msn for me.

also i downloaded Miranda IM 0.4.0.3 Build 45 Alpha from here because the main site is just way too slow!

http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Miranda_IM/957048618/1

with that version it claimed i had a newer version of clist_modern.dll already in the folder, i did not overwrite it. prob had something to do with the connection problem.

maybe i will play with it again. but i really prefer portable gaim 2.0 beta 1! Thanks though :)

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Guest moncojhr   

Wonderful tutorial I can't wait for you to show us how to change the icons in the menus. Perhaps you should also point out your fav plug-ins and where to get them :)

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mamee    0

can we change the icon minimized in tray...the miranda icon....its ugly i think? :p

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turkforce    0

the icon changes when you load the proper icon sets :D

very useful guide, at last i've a skinned miranda, i tried a lot of guides, maybe they let you more customize it yourself, but you've to start simple right.. but at least this works without all the error messages..

and when i want to use it on my other computer, i can just copy the folder right? so i can also put it on my usbdisk or something

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Mr. Finch    0

Big thnx, looks nice and i will use it now ;)

Your Tutorial is very Noobfriendly :)

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AgEnTsMiTh    0

How do you remove the text for the different protocols in the contact list so it just showes the icons? The very bottom Icons.

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munki    0

Thanks, that's very helpful. I've just started setting it up at work. :)

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mamee    0

How do you remove the text for the different protocols in the contact list so it just showes the icons? The very bottom Icons.

its somewhere in the options

used miranda for awhile and back to trillian :p

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Damo R.    29,672

wow that guide is amazing...for the last few weeks trying to work miranda and its skins and this helped a great deal :)

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WooSH    0

Very Nice Tutorial!...ive been wanting to use this but cudnt cuz i cudnt install themes. not only did u explain this throuighly u also helped me get back to miranda!

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Syphonic    0

Goddam my miranda looks hotter than ever!

Thanks so much for a great guide!

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Dark Ride    3

How do you remove the text for the different protocols in the contact list so it just showes the icons? The very bottom Icons.

Here you go ...

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And thanks to everyone. I'm glad it worked for you too. :cool:

Edited by Dark Ride

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nXqd    2

I'm newbie Thank so much to your reply

Anyone tell me about Ieviews, I hear It a lot but I don't know anything about it

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MacOSXMan    0

I am FINALLY using Miranda because of your excellent guide, thank-you! :D

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drugo    6

thanks Great guide!! :D :rofl: :D

but where can i find miranda skins?

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hotdog666al    31

Sweet Guide!

Miranda IM is amazing.

I would use your setup, but I've got my own minimal setup!

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underground_park    0

very thanks im looking for the miranda guide like this for a long time helpful :)

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brentaal    404

This is f****** awesome!

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Jase    130

Best Miranda guide ever (Y)

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Dark Ride    3

Thank you Jase & BlitzFX ! :)

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