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Here is the Trillian Astra custom window Sidebar !
It's a transparent small, clean, sexy and flexible Contactlist that fits great in Vista and Win7.

This is based on MSP07's awsome Miranda Skin here: [link]


You can show/hide the frame, searchbar, statusbar, panels connectionsbar... to make the contactlist you like,docked, incredible small and nice looking or whatever..

Installation Instructions:
Extract the Sidebar folder from the zip archive to your trillian skins folder (Usually: C:\Program Files\Trillian\skins).
Remember, this is an Astra Custom Window and must be selected under the custom window section, not the skin select section.
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:iconpr0tectedv0id:
Pr0tectedV0id Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Slick, Good work!
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:iconbaegus:
Baegus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Thank you man, that's exactly what I've been looking for!
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:iconrazzberry:
razzberry Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely <3 this!
Bad light sensitive eyes and need everything skinned dark. It'd be epic to work a collaboration with you, but I don't know anything about the .xml side of things.
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Scream81 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
There are many dark themed skins out there to use as base skin (Cordonata5, Bleach5, Cobalt Black5, Avion Pro, Windows Dark...).
Just grab one of these and modify the graphics to your liking as first step...
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Ramiroquai Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
A question: the windows chat can be aero too?. Thanks!
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:iconramiroquai:
Ramiroquai Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Ups, sorry. maybe the answer is not.
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:iconjacksterson:
jacksterson Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There any way to make the chat windows look like this? Transparent and wotnot?
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:iconscream81:
Scream81 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
no
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:iconskizzze:
skizzze Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
love it ! :D
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:iconyayme:
yayme Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
using it now on T5 but waiting to see what you come up with for a look with Trillian 5 on this
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:iconscream81:
Scream81 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
I doubt the look will change much with T5... why should it?
You can have a look at this, a not yet finished update for Sidebar: [link]
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:iconyayme:
yayme Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
it was more then a thought really lol if it doesn't it's fine as is :)
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muenchner1989 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
[link]
I have the same Problem. My Contacts at the OVerlay with the Mouse is too white. Can i delete this?
Thanks
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:iconscream81:
Scream81 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Also is ja irgendwie klar..du benutzt einen weißen Skin als Basis.. Ist natürlich ungünstig.
Ich könnte dir einen anderen Skin empfehlen, z.B. Avion Pro 5, Bleach 5, Cobalt Black 5, Cordonata 5...
Die haben alle dunkle oder schwarze Themes.
Oder du kannst die neuere Testversion von Sidebar mit dem weißen Skin versuchen die du hier findest: [link]
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:iconmuenchner1989:
muenchner1989 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
SideBarX ist sehr schön und genau das was ich gesucht habe. Danke Dir! :)
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:iconmuenchner1989:
muenchner1989 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
I have the same Problem. The Overlay over the Contacts is too white. Can i delete this?
[link]
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OmniWriter Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Even with Avion Pro, I cannot get it to look anywhere near as good as yours. How do you make it transparent? How do you get it such a nice blue? Please help, this looks so amazing but I can't figure out how to make it as good as your pic!
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:iconscream81:
Scream81 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
hmm it is trasparent by default. In your preferences-skins, is there the alpha transparency disabled? enable it please to get it transparent. I'not sure of the blue, this skin is monochrome...no color. Else I'm using the Astra Default Servoce icons... nothing special actually.
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faiz625 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Hmm i allready follow your instructions but how come the only thing that change is the main Windows?
The chat windows the notify windows doesn't change at all? Can you help me? Coz i like this Skin very much.
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:iconscream81:
Scream81 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
It is just a custom window. That means a replacement for a main window of trillian, here the contactlist!!!
So you've done it right, there is not more, sorry!

I'm not sure if I ever will make a full skin out of it, cause the Chatwindow can't be transparent. So it wouldn't look cool.
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:iconfaiz625:
faiz625 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Hmm how about white text in black chat windows? like default avion skin that'll look good.

Well kinda hope you develop this skin cos i simply like the clean transparent black theme ^^v

Best regards
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:iconscream81:
Scream81 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
You could also try the cobalt black 5 skin with tiny interface as baseskin for Sidebar. (can be found in the trillian forum, skin section:[link])
That also gives you a really small, clean, simple and black chatwindow!
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:iconfaiz625:
faiz625 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
wow thanks! :D i'll try it
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andrewcyl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
sorry for the late reply scream81, i had been reaaaaaly busy. i think it didnt work before cuz of an old beta build back then or maybe i just didnt know i had to restart trillian. trillian used to apply the skin on the fly with a nice loading dialog but the dialog is now gone so perhaps i forgot to try restarting. anyways here's a few reports...

~bugs~
mousing over things, e.g. a contact will result in a crazy highlight that obscures the contact's name. wtf? i mean the skin looks fabulous but this is a serious usability issue. it's driving me nuts!
also when you rename a contact, the cursor thingy is gone. you have no method of knowing where you're typing into. it's not a deal breaker, its just annoying.

~suggestions~
fully transparent, "no interface look". i hacked the pngs to do just that but i must have messed up something cuz now it wont let me resize my contact list window and stuff. basically no frames, no dark background...etc. like this

[link]
[link]

in the umbrella corp screenshot you can see the annoying highlight censoring out the contact's name unintentionally.

anyways keep up the good work! i was gonna drop trillian cuz of all the ugly skins but then i found yours... haha.
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:iconscream81:
Scream81 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Thats what I said in the reply: " Not with the default skin, cause it is a light one, but with Avion Pro 5 ... I can't change it to look good with default skin, they are too different."

It will always look like shit with the trillian 5 noskin, thats what I said.

Please try Avion Pro skin, the beta 7 postet in my profile.

As for the suggestion: You've seen it yourself. Having no background at all leads to problems! no resizing and so on...
You can try it with a small transparency .. 5 % or something, not full.

Also the default icons look bad. you should use an other iconpack (look in the trillian forums for the iconpack selector)
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:iconandrewcyl:
andrewcyl Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
I am so sorry, I was just outta bed... :p
Also I had no idea what I was doing with the transparency, I got it all messed up so that now "Dark Background" and not "Dark Background" got mixed up.

Can you please take the few minutes to edit the files and post it on deviantART? Also perhaps 1% would work better? I guess...

Just curious, but can you post your current Trillian configuration? I mean I'm sure everyone would love to know what the pros use haha.

I'm especially interested in that "Avion Pro 5" which produced no results on deviantART OR Google and the icon pack.

Thanks!
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andrewcyl Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Oh crap maybe I should stop replying to people in the morning. Just downloaded the Avion Pro 5 skin, I wish I could EDIT my above reply...

To elaborate, how can I get/make an icon pack with all the official icons? I dont mind having to download all the clients and install them in my Virtual PC and extract the icons from there, I just wanna know the "packing" aspect.

Thanks!!!!
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:iconscream81:
Scream81 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
You can find the tool I've mentioned, "Iconpack Selector" here: [link]
But Trillian 5 is still in Beta, so the only fully compatible packs are "Astra Defaults" and "BeerCap Icons".
There is also the pack "Original Service Icons" included which has the official icons. Looks really cool but is missing the new services from Trillan 5 beta.

And my Trillian configuration is nothing special, most of the time I use Avion Pro 5 with tiny tiles contactlist. Thats it.
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:iconandrewcyl:
andrewcyl Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Ok I downloaded Iconpack Selector but all the files it links to are dead.

[link]

Gives me the 404 error... :(

I even registered and signed in just to make sure it isn't because of that but still nothing.

Can you please link me a mirror to the "Original Service Icons" please?
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:iconscream81:
Scream81 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
sorry it was an older version on server. Please download again, should work now.
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:iconandrewcyl:
andrewcyl Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Um... Scream81, is this gonna be ported to 5 when it reaches stable release or will this skin die like the rest? It'd be a real shame if this doesnt get updpated to Trillian 5. Just a thought.
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:iconscream81:
Scream81 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
but Sidebar works well in Trillian 5. Not with the default skin, cause it is a light one, but with Avion Pro 5 ... I can't change it to look good with default skin, they are too different.
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:iconbluetekk:
bluetekk Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
looks good when u combine it with this skin. [link]
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:iconscream81:
Scream81 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Yes this custom window was the kick off for the Avion Pro skin! [link]
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Doug1313 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Thank you so much for this! I've been looking everywhere for a skin just like this one. Goes great with my Rainmeter look on the desktop.
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:iconbigbosstx:
bigbosstx Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
plz port for trillian 5
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:iconcowbite:
cowbite Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
I can't get this to show up in custom windows screen. I unzipped to my skins folder as directed. I just updated to astra 4.2 tho
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:iconscream81:
Scream81 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
hmm.. normally it should work, what can I do? Check if there is a Sidebar folder in your skin folder. Maybe you have it unoacked to its own folder with the Sidebar folder inside?
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Z-R0Knight Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Would be even more amazing if it was complete ^^
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:iconz-r0knight:
Z-R0Knight Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Oh wow. That's amazing...
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:iconsweny:
Sweny Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing :) keep it up !
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:icondoncoyote:
doncoyote Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
So far the BEST minimalistic skin I EVER seen. Grongratz, you really did a good job :winner:
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:iconelaynies:
Elaynies Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
This is amazing :love: thanks so much!
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LuckyMcGoodfate Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Perfect skin! Any chance you could tweak it a little to optimize it for a big screen tv? larger fonts, scrollbar etc? I'm not so good with coding but I suppose I could figure it out if I need to. Once again thanks for an awesome skin!
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Spooneman Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Beautiful skin. You're sure you won't make a theme of it?
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:iconspritanium:
Spritanium Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is easily the best skin I've seen for Astra. Window transparency aside, It'd be awesome if you could make a full theme. The only full skin that I really like currently is Cobalt, and that doesn't match very well with this.
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:iconscream81:
Scream81 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
maybe you should give Cobalt Black Magick a try... It's a dark version of Cobalt.
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:iconczneo:
CZNeo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
wow, this is pretty neat skin. Love it. Would be massive to make it into a complete theme, but as you've said, transparency doesn't work great in the chat window
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:iconcaninebrigade:
CanineBrigade Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Very nice, thanks a lot! :+fav:
I would also love to see a full skin with message windows, that would be fantastic!
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:iconneoauld:
Neoauld Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
This is the greatest trillian contact window ive seen, any chance of it being a full skin with message windows etc
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