kichat: How do I change the color of the Divider Bar in iChatAV3?

Version 1
Last Modified: Feb 22, 2011 4:10 PM
Disclaimer: Apple does not necessarily endorse any suggestions, solutions, or third-party software products that may be mentioned in the topic below. Apple encourages you to first seek a solution at Apple Support. The following links are provided as is, with no guarantee of the effectiveness or reliability of the information. Apple does not guarantee that these links will be maintained or functional at any given time. Use the information below at your own discretion.


You may not like the color of the group divider bar -- it's a very flat gray, and Thankfully, it's pretty easy to change, as the resources are simply images in the iChat application bundle. More specifically, quit iChat (if you're going to make any changes), control-click on iChat and choose Show Package Contents, then navigate to Contents -> Resources. Modify these four files:

GroupRowBG_small.tiff
GroupRowBG.tiff
GroupTriangle_closed.tiff
GroupTriangle_open.tiff

As always when tweaking an application, start by making copies of the files you're going to modify, in case you want to reverse the changes later. I chose to make the dividers a "Tiger-like" blue gradient -- you'll want to use a darker color in general, as the text for each group is white. Edit the files in your favorite graphics package, then re launch iChat to see the results of your work.

Taken From: MacUpdate

Do you want to provide feedback on this User Contributed Tip or contribute your own? If you have achieved Level 2 status, visit the User Tips Library Contributions forum for more information.