iChat app status5 december 2005
Based on iTunesStatus I wrote a small Applescript app today, that changes the iChat image to the icon of your active application. Since it doesn’t seem to be a standard for how applications’ icns-files are named (name.icns, theApp.icns, app.icns etc), there was no way to pick up the active icon from each app automatically, so instead I have included the icons of all the apps I have. If you want to add your own, look further down the page. If you are running an app that isn’t included with this version, a generic icon will be shown.
Just start the app and let your friends know what you’re doing!
ADDING YOUR OWN ICONS
Convert the icns file of your favourite app (Right-click on app. Show package contents. Go to Contents/Resources and find your icon.) to PNG. Then open iChatAppStatus.app by using the same method and put the png file in Contents/Resources/Icons. Remember to rename the icon file the the same as the app’s name.
After a while it stops working. Why, I don’t know yet.
I was thinking of joining the two apps into one.
…to Peter Ström for helping me come up with this idea.
…to Martin Ström for additional icons (v 0.2).