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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Are there any lenses for empathy or pidgin?

I see gwibber lenses, is there anything for empathy or pidgin? For search my contacts, open tab chat or others..
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Chatting with Empathy

I'd like to chat in some irc-channels hostet at freenode and i don't really know how. How do I create an account, how do I use it with Empathy?
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Can Empathy show what Rhythmbox track I'm listening to?

There was an MSN Messenger feature that would show what track you were currently listening to. I'm using Rhythmbox as my music player. Does Empathy have this feature?
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Why does NickServ on FreeNode IRC ask me to identify every day? [closed]

I am using Empathy as an IRC client.
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How to add Gmail account with 2-step verification in Empathy?

I've added Gmail account in Gwibber/Empathy chat previously. Now I've activated 2-step verification in Google settings, and when I am entering the correct username and passwords, Gwibber now reports ...
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How do I receive incoming Google Voice calls using Empathy?

I have a google voice number so I can receive phone calls dialed to an actual phone number when I'm logged into gmail (via the gtalk widget sidebar). I see I can use Empathy to make voice calls with ...
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How can I make Empathy retry connecting when it has a network problem

I have added Empathy to the list of applications that open by default, and it's configured to auto-connect to MSN when started, but when I login to my laptop the wifi connection takes a few seconds ...
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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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What happened with message notifications from Empathy?

I notice that some changes have been made in message notifications from Empathy in 11.10. I open chat in Empathy with another user but when a message is received there are no notifications in the ...
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How can i make a quicklist for empathy to start a conversation with a certain “friend”?

I would like to create a quicklist for empathy including links to certain msn and facebook "friends" of mine. I already know how to make quicklists, I just need the command i have to use in order to ...
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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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How do I disable the notification “X has left the conversation”

When I close the active conversation window, my contact receives a notification that I "left the conversation". Is there a setting that prevents displaying this message?
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What protocols support screen sharing on Empathy?

I am trying to follow the directions here but so far have not found a working protocol so I was wondering if anyone knew of a working protocol that works?
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How can I sync my contacts' information in Empathy with Evolution address book?

Evolution seems to be able to sync the contact list information in Pidgin with its address book. However, is it possible to keep contact information (i.e. display pic) in Empathy synchronized with ...
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How can I save a video conversation in Empathy?

I'm chatting with a friend and I'd like to save the video to see the conversation again later. How can I do that?
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Cannot connect to online accounts in Empathy (Ubuntu 12.10)

All my online accounts that connect to Empathy for IM will not work. Empathy gives an error message of "No reason specified" for each one. Gwibber works fine, so it seems to be a problem more related ...
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No contacts in Empathy after upgrading to 3.3.2 (Ubuntu 11.10 x64) [closed]

I recently upgraded to empathy 3.3.2 per the ppa:telepathy/ppa repository and suddenly all the contacts I had from Facebook chat, GTalk and MSN Messenger dissapeared even though the accounts window ...
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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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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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Logging into empathy after enabling two stage verification in Google

I have enabled two stage verification in my Google account. This has prevented me from logging into gtalk via empathy. Any solutions?
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Removing Empathy from 12.10 wants to remove the Gnome-Core package

I would like to remove Empathy from my Ubuntu system, (I am currently running Quantal without Unity, just Gnome). When I try remove it in Synaptic it also wants to remove Gnome-Core, which I assume ...
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How can I hide Empathy's mail indicator icon?

Since I have configured Empathy, I have a new icon shown in the indicator icon bar. This icon remains visible even if I close Empathy. How can I have this icon disappear when not using Empathy?
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How do I install Adium themes in Empathy?

I had used the Adium themes in empathy in Ubuntu 11.04 but the same did not work for 11.10. Is there any workaround to enable the themes for empathy in 11.10 Thanks in advance
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What are the settings to allow me to access the Ubuntu IRC from empathy?

I want to chat with other Ubuntu-ers but I'm lost on how to do this properly. Do I have to sign up anywhere? Is there only one Ubuntu channel?
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How can the font size in empathy be configured?

Empathy uses a very small font size. I'd like to have some larger font. But the system setting has no entry for fonts. How can I use another/larger font in empathy?
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Disabling empathy balloon

How can I disable empathy's notification balloon that shows up when someone sends me a message?
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Some programs looking very wrong

Some nautilus, empathy etc windows are having some lost graphic elements: But some apps such as Xfce Terminal still looks normal Is this because of some package missing? EDIT After sudo apt-...
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How do I get rid of the groups in the contact list in Empathy?

I don't want to see the groups at all in Empathy. Instead I just want to see a flat list of contacts just like I can in Adium. Is this possible?
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How to regain use of Empathy?

So I don't actually know what happened, but I altered the .desktop file of Empathy (I added Skype as a quicklist shortcut) but for some reason, that removed Empathy from the Messaging Menu indicator. ...
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SIP Phones unreliable past 12.04 - Empathy additional features?

I am currently running Empathy SIP, which works "ok" but it's definitely not up to the same standard that QuteCom is on Windows. QuteCom on Ubuntu is unstable, but yet still in the stable repository. ...
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How do I modify the empathy notifications to only show generic messages?

Is there a way to customize the popup notifications for Empathy in Ubuntu 12.04 so that instead of displaying the message contents and the sender, they only say "New Message" or something like that? I ...
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How to unblock someone in Empathy?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I use Empathy as my default messenger. I had blocked someone in Empathy but now I want to unblock him. The person whom I blocked is using Gmail. So, how to unblock that ...
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Empathy not connecting on school's public wifi

Empathy just sits trying to connect to my facebook and Google Talk accounts on my school's public wifi. On the public wifi there is a proxy I have to connect to and register with (just type in an ...
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How to completely disable metacontacts support in Empathy? [closed]

I've just googled, but I've found nothing, so... How to disable metacontacts at all? I don't want to use this feature. Thanks.
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Is there a way to use gmail call phone functionality with empathy/pidgin

Is there a way that I can use this functionality with any desktop client especially something like empathy ? http://www.google.com/chat/voice/ I am referring the phone call function not just video ...
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Empathy Chat Status Timeout

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 ...
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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 prevent empathy from asking keyring password on every start?

How to prevent empathy from asking keyring password on every start? I think rhytmbox also asks for my keyring password.
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How do I backup/restore my Empathy logs?

I found a folder called ~/.local/share/TpLogger/logs. If I just copy that folder, and paste it into a new installation, will my logs be preserved? Or will they not be associated with the new accounts? ...
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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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Connect to Google Talk without giving access to my full Google Account

I would like to use Empathy as a Google Talk client. When I choose to go online, I'm asked to give is-admin@canonical.com (Ubuntu) access to manage my online Photo's, Google Drive, Emails and Videos. ...
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Empathy missing it's theme?

Here you can see that it is really ugly : while my theme is: I am on a fress install of Ubuntu 12.10. P.s I am contacting with a facebook friend..
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Connecting Empathy to Windows Live

I've just upgraded to 12.04 (coming from 11.10). In 11.10 Windows Live accounts worked perfectly (I suppose Empathy was 3.2.*), but now in 12.04, it's 3.4.1 and the account I had was lost. It doesn't ...
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How would one make empathy start when you turn on your computer or log into the computer

I am assuming that you need to put it in the startup applications, but i am not completely clear on how to do this.
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Cannot connect to google talk using empathy/pidgin after upgrading

I can't seem to be able to connect to google talk using either pidgin or empathy after upgrading to Ubuntu 10.10 (fresh install). I do not know why... empathy just writes "Connecting ..." forever ...
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Empathy icon not displayed in gnome panel

when I closed the empathy messenger client, a little icon used to show up as a notification. When I got incoming chats, the icon used to start flashing. I reorganized content on my panel and now that ...
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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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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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Google Talk on Empathy keeps disconnecting

I am unable to use Google Talk with Empathy since I updated to 10.10. I have this problem on three computers, one which updated and two that were fresh installs (4 months apart, so a different image). ...
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Is it possible to use empathy 2.32 on gnome 2.30?

I'm running Ubuntu Lucid which contains the Gnome 2.30. The thing is that, I'm really interested on using empathy 2.32, since it fixes a lot of bugs. However I don't want to upgrade the entire system ...