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When I have my Empathy chat status set to "available", I'd like it to get set to "away" when I lock my computer of the screensaver kicks in. It seems that it stays set to "available" as I frequently have people initiate chats when I'm actually away. I was under the impression that the status control as I desire was supposed to be built in. Is there some configuration option I'm missing? Will I get the behaviour I want if I go back to Pidgin?

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See xscreensaver and empathy presence notification for instructions on how to get the screensaver to notify empathy that the screen has been locked. The source of the problem is that the screensaver program is not a gtk+ program, therefore cannot notify applications directly.

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An excellent script, which I will try ... but the screen saver I have running is actually gnome-screensaver. –  Nerdfest Jan 30 '11 at 5:00
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