Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, and video chat and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application.

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How can I change icon size in Empathy in 13.04?

I upgraded from 12.04 to 13.04, and after I realized that the icon size (or theme) of contact list of Empathy can not be changed. Is it true? Or could I not find the setting? The huge icons are very ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Empathy cannot login two Google accounts at the same time

I have two Google accounts. Ubuntu 13.10 configured to handle both accounts with Empathy. When Empathy starts, only one account is enabled. In Empathy main dialog (where the contacts are shown), there ...
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Empathy doesn't show the message, only “minus” signal

I'm using Empathy on my Ubuntu (13.10) and sometimes when I receive the first message, it open the windows, but doesn't show any message, only the "-1 not readed". Any idea what that means?
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Facebook integration in Empathy doesn't work in 12.10

The new web apps feature is fun, I've set up everything as it should be, but Empathy still doesn't connect to Facebook. When I go to the "Online-accounts" dialog and open the Empathy options dialog ...
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How can I link my AIM account with empathy?

I'm trying to connect my AIM account with the empathy chat, I already entered my user and password, but it doesn't work, I don't know if I am doing anything wrong (Tried to log in with these formats: ...
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empathy error inside VM

I am getting: failed to retreive your personal information from the server while trying to enable empathy people nearby inside VMware Workstation This situation is working fine from my desktop
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Empathy account manager “crashes”

I use empathy only for my gtalk account. But recently I cannot open the account manager window (F4). It does open, loading a little while but when loaded the information it shuts. I have read quite ...
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How do I access Empathy after is has been “started hidden”

When I start Empathy with the --start-hidden switch at session startup, it's very hard to access it afterwards. Even if I receive a message, I won't see any windows when I click the icon in the ...
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how to register an IRC user on freenode? [closed]

I was following this link here http://freenode.net/faq.shtml#nicksetup but I can't understand a thing!! Where do I input these commands? in a terminal maybe? ...But I want to use empathy as my ...
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Empathy closing just after launching

I don't know what went wrong during last time i was using Empathy. But it now immediately closes after launching. When I run it through terminal I get this error: (empathy:4641): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: ...
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How to create/edit/remove a group in Empathy

In 12.04 with Empathy 3.4.2.3 I can't seem to find the options for adding, removing or even editing a group. Are there still there or moved where?
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Empathy protocol icons

I'm surprised that Empathy can't display the protocol icons. Even in the latest Ubuntu 12.10. I'd like to know why if someone can tell me.
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Configuring pidgin-sipe in Empathy

While adding my communicator account in pidgin was a cakewalk, i am struggling with the connection preferences in empathy. can anyone give me the steps?
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Empathy fails to show any contacts, accounts say status is set to offline when it isn't

When I start Empathy absolutely no contacts appear, including if I check to show offline contacts. My accounts are set up and authenticated and yes - I do have contacts on both accounts. When I check ...
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Empathy doesn't seem to be connected to Ubuntu Online Accounts

I made the decision to switch from Pidgin to Empathy on my Ubuntu 12.10 netbook. However, after uninstalling Pidgin and installing Empathy, there seems to be a disconnect between Empathy and Ubuntu ...
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Facebook chat history

I would like to ask, if it is possible in Empathy to have facebook chat history, because Empathy shows only messages sent/received specifically on this device and not from my other PC or my android. ...
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How do I install the latest empathy 3.11+ in Ubuntu

I was wondering if someone could give me brief answer regarding if this is possible or not. I have tried to follow these instructions I downloaded the latest source file, but I seem to have unmet ...
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Formating text in Empathy chat

I love the look of Empathy so much more than Pidgin and would really like to use it as my main chat client but I can't seem to find a way to format text. It does not appear to be a feature of the ...
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Can't use Empathy

I'm on Ubuntu 13.10, and I'm trying to use the default messenger Empathy for connecting to gtalk. My problem is that on-line accounts is not working, any time I click on the google account option for ...
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I want to be able to chat from my desktop, any suggestions?

I had empathy working before but lost it to some bad advice from another post now I have no ability to chat from my desktop and I need to communicate with my Professors at school. Thanks in advance!
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Empathy auto accept group chat invite

I'm using empathy 2.34.0 as chat client for account hosted on Google app (server talk.google.com). I'm happy with the features that empathy provides and integration with Google chat, however for group ...
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Local chat between empathy and telepathy?

Empathy and telepathy, both have local chat, or chat for LAN. How configure local chat for obtain communication between empathy and telepathy clients ? Clarification: In a LAN, one pc use telepathy ...
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Cannot log into chat

I have set up the chat and broadcast accounts: clicked on my user name on the panel and chose Chat accounts... and Broadcast accounts... Now when I log into my system I cannot choose my status. In ...
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Cannot change Empathy chat status from Me Menu when using IRC

I use Empathy as chat client for IRC. Since it is the default chat client, I expected that I can update (availability) status from top menu, but it is disabled.
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Empathy with Gnome Online Accounts (GOA)

How is Empathy supposed to work in Ubuntu 12.10 with Gnome 3.6? I added my Google and Facebook accounts to GOA and enabled "Chat" for both, but Empathy does not use the accounts. Instead it says ...
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Help with setting up AIM account

Can anyone help me configure my AIM account? I have Oneiric and I want to set up my AIM account with what I believe is a chat client (the envelope icon on the top right). It is called Empathy. \n I ...
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How to add custom mail id in empathy

How to add custom mail id in telepathy account manager/empathy? i.e I want to add your-name@yourcompany.org which was created in google apps. I want to use it as gmail id. I tried logging in by ...
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Why does Empathy fail so much?

I find myself seeing the "Requires Authorisation" error every time I reboot and fire up Empathy. Most times I have to completely delete the account and add it again in order to connect. Is this ...
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How to enlarge the Text Input field size in Empathy?

Is there any way to change the default text input field size in empathy windows? I mean, have two or three rows from default, instead of one...
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Accept Google Voice incoming calls with Empathy (or any other chat) on 13.04

I have tried How do I receive incoming Google Voice calls using Empathy? and How do I set up SIP voice calling in Empathy?, but nothing works on 13.04. I don't want to store my login information on ...
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empathy with webcam

When empathy will have camera support? and I have problem to change files with it too. after 11.04 the next topic of canonical have to be to improve the empathy. the program is waek yet.
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Empathy chat notification

I am using Empathy IM Client for my google hosted mail domain on 9.04, 9.10, 10.04 desktops. I could able to chat from the google mail chat to Empathy and I have set empathy notification to get ...
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Empathy chat limits the number of contacts displayed?

I'm using Empathy Chat with these accounts: GTalk & Facebook. I just noticed now that from my GTalk friends only 6 appear online (including me) and in reality online are 14 (checked on GMail). ...
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Disable Bubble notifications in Empathy using Ubuntu 13.04

How do I Disable Bubble notifications in Empathy using Ubuntu 13.04? There are a couple threads out there like this one: how to disable Empathy notifications in ubuntu 13.04 but there isn't an org ...
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Synchronizing/merging Empathy logs and Google chat logs

If I use Empathy to log into my Google account and chat with people, I can enable logging and have it save chat logs to my computer. The problem is, I don't only use one computer, so I end up with ...
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Empathy Chat: People Nearby text chat OK but file transfer fails. Why? How to troubleshoot?

Problem: Chat works (sending text and smileys) with the "People Nearby" feature but sending files silently fails. Going to Contact > Send File presents the sender with a file chooser and no error is ...
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Set default account in Empathy metacontact [closed]

When I link contacts in empathy, facebook becomes the default account used in a new chat. Is there a way to change the default account? I'd like to avoid using facebook whenever possible, and ...
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I want to reset Chat option (upper right corner of the screen)

I tampered with it and chose Yahoo Messenger and then didn't add any more options and now I want to add something else but I can't manage to find how. Is there a way to do it or I have to reinstall ...
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Neither pidgin or empathy receive offline Gmail chat messages [closed]

I can't recive any offline message from Gmail chat. I need to get them. I set up pidgin and empathy whith my Gmail account, but they only receive messages when I am online. What do I do?
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How do i logout from yahoo chat in ubuntu?

In the top main bar next to battery, wireless, clock is an envelope icon where (I do not remember how happened) I am logged in to yahoo chat. Say I want to login with another account or simply logout ...
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empathy can't connect to facebook chat

I am using ubuntu 12.10, and when I try to connect to my Facebook account through Empathy, it gets disconnected and says this account is already connected to the server.
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How to get rid of “untrusted connection” error in Empathy

I love Empathy but after I moved from Ubuntu to Xubuntu 11.10 and installed Empathy it broke. Every time I login I get this error message: Both on gmail and facebook chat. I always check "Remember ...
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Intermitent Facebook connection on Empathy

I'm using Empathy on Ubuntu 12.04 (32 bits) to connect to "people near me", gtalk and facebook. I've been using it for about 2 weeks with no issues. Then suddenly today the facebook account started ...
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Get Chat (Empathy) to pop up when people are talking to me

When people start a new convo with me, all I see initially is that the message indicator is lit. This isn't quite obvious, so I'd like the new chat window to just pop up in my face. How can I do this? ...
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Facebook chat not working with empathy in Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, and been trying to connect to facebook chat using Empathy. But the connection is not getting successful, and it is showing "Disconnected - network error". The parameters I ...
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Is a Skype account needed to talk via SIP?

I want to be able to use the voice chat abilities of Skype, but I'd rather not sign up for another online service, privacy and all that. So, I have been looking around and came across SIP, and would ...
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Best option for recording Minecraft Server play?

I am planning on doing some server minecraft screen recording just for fun, and so I've been looking around at what there is to offer. I know FRAPS won't work on Ubuntu and I'd rather not spend the ...
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Empathy Audio Call, Video Call, Desktop Sharing and File Sending not working

When trying to make a Video or Audio Call from a Gmail account to another Gmail account it throws a window error with the following output: There was an error starting the call I have the Gmail ...
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How can I enable the “Share Desktop” feature in Empathy?

What steps do I need to follow if I want to use the Share Desktop feature with another user in Empathy? I've already enabled the Remote Desktop option through System -> Preferences -> Remote Desktop ...
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How to remove google-injected groups in Empathy?

I'm on Ubuntu GNOME. In Settings -> Online Accounts I added the Google account and enabled only the chat. What happens is that a plenty of groups in Empathy, like Coworkers, Family, Friends..., ...