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Is there a way to subscribe to messaging menu events? Specifically, I'm looking for a signal (over DBus?) that is fired when the online presence status changes in the messaging menu

share|improve this question… the dbus api you're looking for is here –  hbdgaf Aug 13 '12 at 21:06

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The messaging menu uses the Telepathy framework and sends the status events to Telepathy's Mission Control. The webpage that describes Telepathy and how it works is here:

If you use the Telepathy-GLib library you're probably looking for the "most-available-presence-changed" signal from the TpAccountManager object.

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Thanks Ted! That works really well. –  Owais Lone Aug 14 '12 at 7:10

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