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10.4: Fix iChat's iTunes status message format
Authored by: DMCrimson on Aug 20, '05 10:07:59AM

Got totally fed up with iChat's status menu's inability to set the status correctly, reverted back to script I deviced ages ago (sent it to doug's but apparently it wasn't good enough).
So, the problem: setting the status to "Current iTunes Track" from the iChat's menu results in "%Track - %Artist" as status despite I've changed the's FZPersonStatusMessage and iTunesMessageFormat to "np: %Artist - %Track" (where the heck it comes from???)

Illiance was good, but had things the wrong way around.

So, here's my take: (pay heed to line wrapping... there are long lines)
Save that as an application bundle with script editor and navigate to where you saved, go inside the app bundle and open Info.plist with some editor and add the following:


that should make it "faceless" ie. not showing up in dock or application switcher at all. the script has some additional stuff in it, like parsing Roth Metal Radio a wee bit differently - edit all you like.

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10.4: Fix iChat's iTunes status message format
Authored by: Andreast on Sep 15, '05 04:30:12PM

I decided to give your script a try, and it works fine.

I wanted to display the musical note as well, but it only shows as a question mark, both after compiling the script and in iChat.

I ended each line with "as unicode text" but it made no difference.

Any ideas?

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