How to create custom status icons theme for Empathy


Empathy comes with a very ugly status icons theme. I’m so sick of it so i made one based on Adiumy Status Icons Classic on adiumxtras.

– Create folders as the structure below.

$HOME/.icons/hicolor/
|-- 16x16
|   `-- status
|       |-- empathy-available.png
|       |-- empathy-away.png
|       |-- empathy-busy.png
|       |-- empathy-extended-away.png
|       `-- empathy-offline.png
|-- 22x22
|   `-- status
|       |-- empathy-available.png
|       |-- empathy-away.png
|       |-- empathy-busy.png
|       |-- empathy-extended-away.png
|       `-- empathy-offline.png
|-- 24x24
|   `-- status
|       |-- empathy-available.png
|       |-- empathy-away.png
|       |-- empathy-busy.png
|       |-- empathy-extended-away.png
|       `-- empathy-offline.png
|-- 32x32
|   `-- status
|       |-- empathy-available.png
|       |-- empathy-away.png
|       |-- empathy-busy.png
|       |-- empathy-extended-away.png
|       `-- empathy-offline.png
`-- 48x48
    `-- status
        |-- empathy-available.png
        |-- empathy-away.png
        |-- empathy-busy.png
        |-- empathy-extended-away.png
        `-- empathy-offline.png

– You can take those icons from the status icons theme for Pidgin on GNOME-LOOK or from a theme on adiumxtras, put them in the folders as structure above and restart Empathy. Boom, you’re done.

– If you’re so lazy to make one yourself, you can download my Adium status icons theme from here and extract to /home/username/.icons

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