Sunday, September 10, 2006

Kopete Contacts view by email

I am used to setting the msn Contact List as view by-email...there is no such option in gaim 2.0 betas, or in kopete.. Either you have to set a custom nick for each and every contact or try to satisfy your eyes with the emoticons and ascii art people put as their nicks..I want my contact list to display contacts by their email addresses.So here is what I did to enable that in kopete.

* make sure that kopete is not running.
* delete ~/.kde/share/apps/kopete/contactlist.xml
* delete ~/.kde/share/config/kopeterc
* run kopete and add a new account..don't customize anything yet
* copy contactlist.xml to the directory where the script is
* run the following python script

link to script

it will create a file 'newlist.xml'.Save this to ~/.kde/share/apps/kopete/ and rename it as contactlist.xml..Now when you run kopete it should display all the contacts by their email addresses.

1 comment:

Topher Fox said...

I have been waiting for something like this for a million years, thanks.