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Skype Styles Beta skype skin by LeMex Skype Styles Beta skype skin by LeMex
Skype styles beta is finally out!

What is it?
Skype styles is a new skin for the skype chat on mac. Not only it is a completely redesigned chat interface, it comes also with very handy features for people that use skype on a daily basis, like fast links drop down or code highlighting
That's right you coders out there will be finally able to exchange code over skype like in a real code editor!

how to install
1. Get to the site
2. download the dmg file
3. Open it by double-clicking on it
4. Double click on the only file in the window showed after doubleclicking on the DMG
5 Open Skype and just go to preferences --> messaging and change the style to SkypeStyles.com (you can always come back to original style by selecting panamericana style)


Note:
Only new conversations will take the skin. Already opened conversations stay with old skinning. Just close the conversation and talk to your firends again!

features:
fast links drop down
help very documented
multilevel quote (see help in skin)
normal quotes (see help in skin)
code highlighting (see help in skin)
sql highlight (see help in skin)
social icons (see help in skin)
edited and new message fades and highlight

regular updates are planned. Do check regularly the check version button in help drop down.
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Given 2011-09-03
it's a little known fact that Skype can be skinned. well, at least it can be when you're a mac users. Skype Styles Beta skype skin by ~LeMex is a complete redesign and is packed with features that aren't even supported in Skype by default. for example it has code recognition, quotes, a last links box, custom emotes and bookmarks to name but a few.

the time and effort that went into this skin is evident throughout any detail and besides, it looks just marvellous. a definite musthave!!

( Featured by OtisBee )
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Mobilpadde Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which version of Skype is this available for? I'd be more than happy to downgrade my skype for this to work :D
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lrv94 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I'd love this skin even more if it expanded images from links, for example if you put [link] - the image would show inline in the chat.
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:iconlemex:
LeMex Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
haha, that was a feature at first, but skype killed it with security updates. You cannot pull ANY data from outside of skype (ie, internet) and inject it into the chat html.
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tronghieu906 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
It's not compatible with Skype 6.0 on my mac now
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:iconlemex:
LeMex Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I know :( And the person that has the code base is in the middle of nowhere in Thailand where he decided to settle down and get married.

Meaning this skin might be dead.... :(
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million7 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
doesn't work on skype 6
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:iconlemex:
LeMex Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I know And the person that has the code base is in the middle of nowhere in Thailand where he decided to settle down and get married.

Meaning this skin might be dead....
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bl4nG Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Apparently Skype Styles is no longer compatible with the newest version of Skype. Can we expect a fix?
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:iconlemex:
LeMex Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I know And the person that has the code base is in the middle of nowhere in Thailand where he decided to settle down and get married.

Meaning this skin might be dead....
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:iconnkien:
nkien Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Artist
Greet work
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Kobold951 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
So it only works on mac's?
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:iconadamse:
Adamse Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
all of my want for a windows version ):
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tronghieu906 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Its looks good, I trying :)
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cosmos12399 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Is this only for mac? Or can I use it for windows as well?
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nienque Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
wow, this theme *must* be frickin' awesome, because it is actually making me want to upgrade to Skype 5.x! Well done, looking forward to see upgrades :)
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BlindSoul10 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
When will it be out of beta?
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Cuca24 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
How can i install that on my Windows?
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:iconzivallh:
zivallh Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Available for windows ?
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:iconlemex:
LeMex Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I'm very sorry. If it was for me I would have made a windows version, but unfortunately the structure of skype is completely different in mac and windows and the chat in windows skype is not skinnable at all. Sorry
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06johansenad Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
We can all blame Skype for making it wrong :(
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Wicked-Sickk Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Isn't it possible to skin Skype on a windows?
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:iconlemex:
LeMex Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
nop sorry :( Windows chat style is not based on typekit like it is on OSX.
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:iconmaclex:
maclex Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Thanks...
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:iconzilla774:
zilla774 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
this is absolutely frickin' awesome. kudos
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:iconlemex:
LeMex Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
thx! Glad you liked it :)
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givesnofuck Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student
Really cool mate :D

:peace:
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:iconlemex:
LeMex Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
thx :)
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allixsenos Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
what's the colored dot to the right of someone's name in chats?

btw awesome work
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:iconlemex:
LeMex Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
hello. Normally that colored dot should appear just in multichatting (with more than two persons). It allows to spot persons quicker.
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allixsenos Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ah okay =) it wasn't immediately obvious what the point of it was
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hery1989 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
I digg it. Maybe you should mention that a reboot of the software is required in order for the style to show up in the menu. Also, of less importance, the name sounds a bit too generic: I was expecting a bunch of different style when visiting your websites, that's what the name suggests.

Finally, would have have a tutorial to create Skype styles? And finally finally, even though I doubt it, is it possible to change to whole window, as opposed to the chat window only?

Thank you, your work is very much appreciated.
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:iconlemex:
LeMex Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
hello

I'm very sorry for this late reply.

Yes now a txt file is withing the dmg to help people install the skin. A script is also available for people that can't use the .style file.

I agree about the name, but our primary intension was to have many skins for this project. And it still is, multi skinning should come one of those days, and a complete documentation will be given for people to make their own skins.
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hery1989 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Good job!
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hery1989 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
(I apologize for all the mistakes, but I just woke up.)
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hery1989 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
P.S: the code highlighting is great! too bad I never share code on Skype.
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pk1st Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
A revolution ! Epic !
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:iconlemex:
LeMex Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
thx :)
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thomasms Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I want a Windows version.
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LeMex Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I'm very sorry. If it was for me I would have made a windows version, but unfortunately the structure of skype is completely different in mac and windows and the chat in windows skype is not skinnable at all. Sorry :(
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thomasms Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's alright ~LeMex. You have certainly done a brilliant job on the mac version!
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BeeTee Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
I 2nd this, as said below!
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BeeTee Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
WOW. If only something like this existed for Windows, we can dream right? Of course, would be awesome if you would do it! Hah.
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LeMex Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I'm very sorry. If it was for me I would have made a windows version, but unfortunately the structure of skype is completely different in mac and windows and the chat in windows skype is not skinnable at all. Sorry :(
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:iconbeetee:
BeeTee Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Oh what a bummer. Thanks for creating this great skin either way, atleast the MAC users get to enjoy this beauty! Maybe you will do something for Windows Live Messenger ;)
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:iconhery1989:
hery1989 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
I've got better for ya, switch to Mac!
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:iconbeetee:
BeeTee Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Its more practical and cheaper to port a skin, then to buy a new laptop :P
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:iconhery1989:
hery1989 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
cheaper yes, but i'm not sure about practical, as switching to Mac will make everything else as well easier for you :p
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iLuSi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
I agree!
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Mew-Suika Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
now I wanna mac lol
Great work btw ^^
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Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Awesome, you got a DD. Well deserved.
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