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make messages slide up after previous msg fades out

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:59 pm
by freshmas
I'm using the SnowLeo theme, and I really like how it looks. The only problem I'm having is when someone I'm chatting with through Adium sends a quick succession of messages. When five or six notifications stack up, they completely cover my chat window, and I have to wait for the last messages to disappear before I can see it again. Manually clicking these messages is unacceptable.

Possible solutions:
• Configure Growl to suppress notifications from the application with primary focus
• Configure SnowLeo theme to slide notifications up when previous messages fade out

I'm getting into programming, and this could be a good project. Any ideas?

Re: make messages slide up after previous msg fades out

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:50 am
by boredzo
freshmas wrote:Configure Growl to suppress notifications from the application with primary focus


You can already do this for Adium in Adium's Preferences.

Another solution is to option-click the close box of one of the notifications. That will close all of them.

Re: make messages slide up after previous msg fades out

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:30 pm
by freshmas
Those are both helpful, especially the first suggestion.

I assume you're talking about the configuration page for Adium within the Growl preference pane:


I can see a few options which might achieve the effect of suppressing notifications when Adium has focus. That could serve as an acceptable work-around, but perhaps there is something better.

I suspect the only proper solution will require exploring a little deeper. Ideally, each successive Growl notification would slide up to occupy the space vacated by its predecessor whenever earlier messages fade out.

Re: make messages slide up after previous msg fades out

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:13 am
by boredzo
freshmas wrote:I assume you're talking about the configuration page for Adium within the Growl preference pane…


No. I was talking about Adium's Preferences window.