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I can control my IM status using Me Menu in Gnome Shell. The status options I have are Available and Unavailable. I'd like to control my status just I do in Empathy, but I do not have the full list of statuses:

no busy status

If I open an Empathy I'd get the Busy status added to list as well.

has busy status

Is this a bug or some kind of configuration I am missing? I have been using Gnome Shell 3.2 from this repository.

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Do you have "Notifications" switch under the status list? If you disable it, your status changed to busy automatically.

It's not something that will disable all notifications like network notification or other apps notifications though. It will only disable your chat notifications.

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