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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How to remove integration with Ubuntu Online Accounts?

How to remove integration with Ubuntu Online Accounts? When I try remove this junk in Gnome synaptic try remove Evolution Empathy...
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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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Empathy authorization Ubuntu

I have a question to the developers of Ubuntu, can someone answer me. One! Why is all this additional authorization in Gnome Shell for Ubuntu as in other distributions Empathy works perfectly without ...
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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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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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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 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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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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After upgrading to 12.10, Empathy displays 'network error' when connecting to Google Talk

After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, Empathy displays 'network error' when trying to connect to Google Talk. In 12.04 (and earlier versions), Empathy was setup and functioning correctly using Google Talk. ...
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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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Empathy no longer connects to Facebook

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and it made me switch from Windows (irrelevant). I connected Empathy to my Facebook account and it worked really well for a couple of days, and all of the sudden it tells ...
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How do I answer a video call request in Empathy?

My friend sent me a video call request on his phone (Gtalk) to myself (using Empathy). I heard a ringing noise and a notification of the call, but I have no way of answering the call! I looked in ...
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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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Disabling empathy balloon

How can I disable empathy's notification balloon that shows up when someone sends me a message?
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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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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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Google Talk account not working with Empathy

I am setting up Ubuntu. I just got ubuntu installed this morning. I went to set up Empathy with my Google Talk account, but no matter what, it says "Authorization Failed" even though I can very well ...
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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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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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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 ...