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 would I change the date format in Empathy?

How do I change the date format in Empathy 2.32.1? The default format is along the lines of: 28/12/10 19:11:06 which is huge in a chat winodw, I'm just after a simple time display if I can.
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How to remove group in Empathy?

I have created a new group in Empathy IM by right-clicking on a contact, then Edit and Add Group. How do I remove a group? UPDATE: OK, obviously Murat Gunes answer is correct, but that's not ...
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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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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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IM message indicator in gnome-shell

I'm trying to use instant messaging with Gnome Shell with the current Ubuntu 11.10 but up to now this is a total disaster. I have these problems: When I want to write someone a message I have to ...
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Clementine current song as empathy status

Any plugin available to set Clementine's current playing song as empathy status [update] I've tried it and was not succesful, here is my problem ...
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How do I update Empathy Messenger?

Is there a PPA for Empathy Messenger? I tried adding the Telepathy PPA but then I realised that that is not the stable PPA, and I got an error message every time I launched the Update-Manager anyway. ...
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Empathy doesn't obey system/theme/gnome-appearence font settings

I actually had this problem since at least 10.04. Empathy ignores gnome-appearance-properties, and settings in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf It's not just a matter of font size, but also it renders Unicode ...
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Can't see incoming messages in Empathy and Skype

I have stalled Skype for empathy but only outgoing messages work. When I try to chat to friends I can't see their messages. How do I fix this?
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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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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 can I get a “Busy” status option in the Me Menu?

I can control my IM status using Me Menu in Gnome Shell. The status options I have are Available and Unavailable. I'd like to control my status just I do in Empathy, but I do not have the full list of ...
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Why does empathy show a transparent video preview and then crash?

When I try to use empathy video chat, no matter what settings I use, it shows a transparent preview, then the video window closes (crashes) I've not gotten any relevant output from the commandline, so ...
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How to make Empathy to support Unicode names in Jabber?

If I use non-latin letters to name a Jabber contact, then in chat windows (and in contact list too after I restart) they are displayed as &#nnn; codes, not as letters I've written. Is this ...
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Empathy won't connect to my Facebook account [duplicate]

When I try to connect Empathy to my Facebook account, the following error appears: Rough translation: "Error connecting to the app. Sorry, but the app you are trying to access doesn't exist or was ...
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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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Uninstall empathy without affecting dependencies

I am trying to uninstall empathy from my Ubuntu 12.10. So I issued the following command sudo apt-get purge empathy Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Online accounts in Ubuntu 12.10 not connecting

I added my facebook and google accounts to Ubuntu online accounts recently but I keep getting the message "Connection to example@gmail.com failed No reason specified." Im not able to connect to any of ...
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How to change Empathy appearance in 12.10?

Since I updated to Quantal, I cannot modify Empathy's appearance. In particular, I want Empathy to shows just the names and status icons of my contacts, without avatars and other stuff. In the ...
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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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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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Empathy 3.6, telepathy haze, libpurple and skype -> Please help me to mix them well

I'm trying to connect skype to empathy, and here is what I have done so far. I got Pidgin to display my skype contacts so Skype <-> libpurple works, but Empathy 3.6 does not show my Skype ...
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How can I increase the text size in empathy chat windows?

The text that appears in empathy chat windows is quite small, even though I have set the font DPI to a large value in Preferences > Appearance. There does not appear to be any option to make this ...
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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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How do I install the Ubuntu emoticons in Empathy?

In October 2010, Otto Greenslade of the Canonical Design Team has published the so called Ubuntu emoticons in a post on the Design Blog. In a post on OMG! Ubuntu! it was explained how you could set ...
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Can I force empathy to open links in default browser?

Recently empathy has switched it's behavior for open links. At some point it was that links pasted in the IM window where open with whatever program was associated to the mime type of the link's ...
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Google Talk App Specific Passwords in Empathy

I have been using App Specific Passwords in Google for a while and recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10. Since then, I have been unable to get Empathy working with Google Talk. Is there a way to get it ...
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Will removing Empathy (for Pidgin) break my desktop integration?

The question (here) answers the question about whether or not Empathy can be replaced with Pidgin. What it doesn't answer is whether or not removing Empathy (via Software Centre) will break Ubuntu ...
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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 ...
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Is there a way to make Banshee show current song playing in Empathy?

Is there a way to make Banshee show the current song playing in Empathy? I remember Rhythmbox had this functionality. But I don't even see an extra plugins option in Banshee. All I see is the ...
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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 to start Empathy hidden in 13.04?

How to start Empathy in hidden mode in 13.04? This was possible in previous versions of Ubuntu using empathy -h or empathy --start-hidden. But, in 13.04, if you auto-start Empathy in hidden mode, ...
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Unable to group chat on Facebook with Empathy?

I can't take part in a Facebook group chat with Empathy. Do you know if there is a solution for this issue?
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Why isn't Empathy notifications any longer accessible via HUD in 12.10?

In Ubuntu 12.04, if someone contacted me via Empathy, I could write their name and open a chat window via HUD. This seems to have been disabled. People appear in the notification dropdown menu, but if ...
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How can I manage Empathy (Online) accounts in Lubuntu 12.10?

I use empathy, but in Lubuntu Quantal, I cannot add/manage accounts... Is there a workaround?
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Whats the name of the dropdown panel with the IM status?

So I'm trying to work out whats the name of the drop down panel in Ubuntu, the one that lets you set your IM status (online, offline, invisible etc etc). I was on 12.04 and replaced Empathy with ...
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How to prevent another user from editing my display name in Empathy?

How can I prevent another user from editing my Empathy display name? Since I am using shared computer, is there any solution? I have administrative privileges.
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how to start 3 apps at the same time

I found an interesting project (skypathy) what this project does is runs skype via empathy (sky-pathy) with the help from a pidgin plugin that also works with empathy pidgin-skype i installed ...
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Missing evolution mail and chat icons from panel in oneric ocelot

I had Ubuntu 11.04 installed on my machine. Upgraded to ubuntu 11.10 and installed weather-indicator. After this, my evolution mail and chat(empathy) icons that were placed in the panel (at right-up ...
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Empathy: Account Manager Error “Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus)”

I run Ubuntu Ocelotin italian language and since a week I get a strange error by Empathy: "Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus)" It seems that telepathy cannot contact the account ...
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Empathy messages don't show up in message indicator

Since upgrading to 11.10, sometimes Empathy messages don't show up in the message indicator applet. Is this a known regression or a "feature?" I think the problem occurs when the chat window is ...
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How can I change my display name, and avatar in Empathy?

How can I change both my display name, and avatar in Empathy Instant Messenger? I appreciate any help.
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How can I show the msn user picture in Empathy?

In Empathy, I can use the default image in google talk. But, with msn, the picture didn't show. How can I config it to make it right.
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Slow files transfers between pidgin/empathy and msn/wlm

I always get low transfer rate by sending or receiving files to msn/wlm. What can I do to solve that? Tks
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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 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 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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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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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 ...