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I am new to gnome shell (just upgraded my system from ubuntu 10.10 to 11.10 and manually installed gnome-shell) and I am looking for an efficient way to access the empathy roster. The user-menu has an entry to toggle IM status, but I didn't find a way to access the roster from that menu. In gnome 2 the empathy roster was available by clicking on the chat-entry in the context menu of "Indicator Applet" ...

Is there a way to access the empathy roster via the user-menu?

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OP are you still looking for an answer? If so, you may need to repost your question as this is flagged for closure. Regards, – Ringtail Mar 17 '12 at 16:31
up vote 2 down vote accepted

With the empathy-menu extension I got exactly what I was looking for: It makes the empathy-roster accessible through a "Chat" entry in the user-menu.

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