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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Where can I find the Identifier of a computer to add as my friend in Empathy?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 and I don't know how to add a new contact. I press add a new contact, but I don't know what to type in. Thanks. (My friend has a mac)
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Empathy wont connect to Facebook [closed]

When I try adding Facebook in Online Accounts it gives me Is there any way to fix this problem?
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Disable skype4py on pidgin but not empathy

So, I'm having the same problem as this guy: Pidgin ignores preferences I've tried to get Pidgin working the way I wanted, namely to disable all notifications. Which means that I do not want the ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Facebook and MSN not connecting in Ubuntu 13.10

In 12.04LTS it all works fine but in 13.10 neither Facebook nor MSN connects. Seriously I wish Ubuntu will go back to Pidgin that just works fine without any issues.
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Empathy ask for authorisation each time I try to connect to Facebook chat [closed]

Empathy can't connect to facebook chat, it always ask for authorisation at the chat window. I tried a workaround by changing the facebook provider configuration and re-installed Empathy/reconnect to ...
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How to start empathy and steam on different workspace / viewport

The applications empathy and steam should start on different workspaces / viewports. In the tool ccsm there is the configuration option Window Management --> Place Windows --> Fixed Window Placement ...
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empathy-accounts replaced online accounts

In ubuntu empathy-accounts replaced by "Online accounts". I have not my account in it. How to run empathy-accounts ? Where i can find clear tutorial for porting empathy-accounts to online-accounts ?
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Empathy crashes when I open the acount manager

Empathy is working with my google and facebook accounts, but every time I attempt to open the account manager it presents the account manager windows briefly and then closes it. The application ...
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Empathy is telling me I have a new IM message but I can't find it

... and can't get the notification to go away: How do I find the message or clear the notification? I've looked at my list of contacts and none of them have a blinking icon. I've closed Empathy ...
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empathy “Facebook account requires authorization” problem

I am trying to connect to my Facebook account from Empathy on Ubuntu 13.04. When setting up the account in Empathy everything looks OK, but then Empathy just shows the message: Facebook account ...
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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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Can I make user list in Empathy more compressed?

Can I make user list in Empathy more compressed? I thought Pidgin's list is too lax, but Empathy is even more so. For comparison, here's Empathy for Ubuntu (left) and QIP for Windows (right):
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Online accounts - what is its purpose 13.04?

Ok so I have put in my facebook etc into Online Accounts, but I don't understand what the integration is concerning my email and notifications, I see the Empathy messaging service which is cool I ...
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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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Force reset of login details for Facebook online account

Earlier this week I had to reset my Facebook password. Online Accounts requested me to grant access with the new login details; I mis-typed the new password several times, and got redirected to a ...
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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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Ubuntu font with Empathy

Empathy use Ubuntu font for the UI, but the chat texts is in the Sans. How is it possible to use Ubuntu font for them too?
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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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How to use Skype with Empathy in 13.04?

I want to add my Skype account to Empathy to chat with all my contacts from there. I tried the following to integrate Skype with Empathy on Ubuntu 13.04, using this tutorial from Ubuntuusers. sudo ...
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Empathy will not authorize facebook account

Short and sweet: I can not get Empathy to add facebook as an account. At all. It asks me to log into facebook (the facebookname@chat.facebook.com will not work here, I tried. Comes back as invalid, ...
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How to start Empathy hidden?

How to start Empathy in hidden mode in Ubuntu? If you auto-start Empathy in hidden mode, you can not open the Contacts window, even though Empathy is running in the background. Note, this was ...
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Neither Empathy nor Pidgin work

I tried Pidgin on my Ubuntu 12.04 and it showed a very buggy behaviour. It could never connect to gtalk and even crashed sometimes in the process. So I decided to switch to Empathy. But it has its own ...
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What is telepathy in ubuntu?What is the relation of telepathy and empathy?

I have tried to clean up unused packages/software and I tried to remove telepathy but it also affects the empathy package which I use. That makes me wonder why empathy depends on telepathy and what ...
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can not sign in online accounts with facebook

I tried to enter a new facebook account via gnome-control-center's "Online Accounts" but it doesn't work. When I click facebook, it shows a rotating icon then firefox opens and opens a page where ...
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Empathy doesn't connect to facebook accout

in System settings >> Online accounts when i add facebook account it redirects me to the browser and opens a webpage in the photo below and do nothing after that any help ??
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Can't get online accounts to work from behind proxy

At work I am behind a proxy and I can't access my online accounts. I have setup my proxy globally but still no luck connecting to any accounts.
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How delete Gmail account from Evolution?

I would use evolution only to work (company email/calendar/contacts etc), but it's already set up an gmail account. Unfortunately I can't delete it because the "delete" button is disabled for this ...
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No Empathy Autostart in Ubuntu 13.04

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 from scratch and configured two accounts in the account manager and gave permission to Empathy to access them. After a reboot, Empathy won't autostart so I have ...
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Ubuntu 13 Online Accounts keeps closing [closed]

Im on Ubuntu 13 now, whenever I open Online Accounts or Accounts in Empathy my accounts page comes up for a few seconds then closes, so I cant add accounts? Tried restarting and running an update, ...
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how to disable Empathy notifications in ubuntu 13.04

in 12.10 there was a tab on preferences of empathy that i could configure notifications in empathy and now in 13.04 it's not available anymore so is there any way to disable the notifications or the ...
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Gnome-Control-Panel crashes while trying to access Online Accounts

Running Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 x64. I set up Empathy with Facebook and Google Accounts, and I sent my PC to Standby, then it showed my FB Accounts was disconnected. Couldn't open Online Accounts (of ...
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Why does Empathy ask for permission to access my remote accounts?

In order to let Empathy work, Ubuntu asks permission to collect information about me. Why is it that when I choose that I do not want Ubuntu to collect information about me, Empathy does not work? In ...
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Why no SIP facility in 13.04?

I was able to use my plusnet broadband phone in empathy 1204, but the facility doesn't seem to be available in 13.04. I have checked that telepathy sofiasip is installed.
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After 13.04 Install: Unable to Enter Online Accounts [closed]

In System Settings after an upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 I am not longer able to add Online Accounts. (I noticed this after launching Empathy, which prompted me: "You need to set up an account to see ...
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Integrating Pidgin with Online Accounts

After upgrading from 12.04 LTS to 12.10, Pidgin does not show in the message icon anymore in the tray. I found that the upgrade enabled Empathy with a very old bunch of accounts. I would like to ...
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I can't see all my Facebook friends in the Empathy Chat

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.04 and I connected Empathy with my Facebook account. It adds only a couple contacts, while I know that from the browser, many of my friends are online. How can I solve ...
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Can I disable “Online Accounts” and still use Empathy?

I want to have control over what happens with my online presence so I absolutely do not want any software to be able to log in to any of my online accounts and post/change/delete things. Ever. Nor do ...
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Empathy online contacts do not show up

The problem After upgrading from 12.10. to 13.04. empathy doesn't show online contacts anymore. All accounts seem to be affected by this (facebook, ICQ). Sporadically a contact is listed as online ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - some empathy plugins don't work

I observed on newly installed Ubuntu 13.04 that only Google plugin used in Empathy. Meanwhile I have some additional plugins: ICQ. Contacts not shown in Empathy. Detail card in Network Accounts is ...
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How to view twitter with empathy?

So Pidgin would have been fine except it crashes after like 1 minute of opening with the error : Segmentation fault (core dumped) also some dbus error that I can't recreate now. And Empathy is ...