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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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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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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Empathy Chat: People Nearby text chat OK but file transfer fails. Why? How to troubleshoot? [closed]

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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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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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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Is there any way to show amount of missed Empathy messages in the launcher icon?

I use Empathy and I have a problem with notifications for non read messages. Is there any way to show amount of missed messages at left panel icon, like Thunderbird, SkypeWrapper, .... and other ...
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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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How to open new IM in Empathy (instead of having to clicking envelope)?

Is there a way to configure Empathy so that when a new IM arrives I can open it using a keyboard shortcut rather than having to click the envelope icon of the Indicator Applet?
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Can empathy be configured to stay updated will a full conversation?

The Google Talk web app and Android app will always update themselves with all messages sent from all clients and I was wondering if Empathy can be configured to do this. For example, if I start a ...
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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 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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How do I install glib?

I want to build the Empathy in Ubuntu 11.04. When I follow the build process, ./autogen.sh The shell said to me that libtoolize: copying file `m4/lt~obsolete.m4' checking for autoconf >= ...
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empathy and google hosts

I set static ip in /etc/hosts for some google sites (Google is blocked frequently in China). Then empathy cannot login with google account. How can I make empathy work with hosts binding? I am sure ...
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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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How can I remove Empathy, and integrate Pidgin?

I don't like the Empathy chat client, and I want to use Pidgin instead, but I want to maintain the functionality Empathy has in the messaging menu. How can I do this in the cleanest way possible?
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Auto answer with google video call?

Does any one know any way to set up auto-answer for google video calls on an Ubuntu machine? I don't care which client is used (Empathy, Pidgin, in-browser, anything else, etc.), and I don't care how ...
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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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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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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 ...