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 to chat yahoo messenger with empathy?

I log in to my Yahoo account. But after I go to empathy, it just says that "No online contact." How can I chat?
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On Ubuntu 12.10, Empathy as startup application caused HUD to open behind other windows

Anyone know of a fix for this behavior. Having Empathy as a startup application causes the HUD to only open behind other windows. It doesn't matter if the windows were opened at startup, or later, ...
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indicator-messages empathy status not working

I installed pidgin and uninstalled it shortly after. After that, the buttons Available Away Busy Invisible Offline don't work anymore. Whichever I press, the dot that ...
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Remove status option from gray post icon on top bar

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, and set configuration system. On top bar is a gray post icon, and I can add for her other application: Gmail Notifer, Fbuntu ect. But I have one problem and I can't ...
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people nearby contacts appears twice in empathy list, how to correct this?

Using empathy and "people nearby" in Ubuntu 12.04, my contacts appears twice. This bothers me, how can I correct this ?
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Gnome 3 empathy can`t get the menu toolbar to show

I can`t get empathy to show me the menu toolbar in ubuntu 12.10 in Gnome. When I log in in Unity, I can see the toolbar on the top, but that is not much comfy to need to go to Unity whenever I want to ...
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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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Is there a way to group contacts by IM protocol in Empathy?

Just installed Ubuntu after a very long break of several years. I see that empathy is the new deal for messsaging. But all the contacts are messed up. No protocol icons what-so-ever. I just need to ...
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Can I tell Empathy to notify me when a given contact connects?

Say I'm waiting for my contact Emma Goldman to log in. I would then like Empathy to issue a desktop notification as soon as it happens. And optionally not again the next time Emma logs on. Is there a ...
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Make a new chat window open when someone contacts me [duplicate]

I'd like it that when I receive a new IM, empathy launches an IM window (if one isn't already open). Is there any way to do this? I would like this to happen for two reasons: Currently, when someone ...
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Unable to Integrate Facebook in Ubuntu 12.10

Facebook was working fine as recently as a week ago. But for whatever reason, the online account for facebook had been deleted from my System Settings. When I try to re-integrate, a browser window ...
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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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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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Full screen or more visible Skype, Pidgin, Empathy notifications?

I work in a shared office and I have the heaphones plugged in in order not to bother my colleagues with the poping sounds of chats and incoming calls. The problem is that I miss most of my calls and ...
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What IM clients support Jabber and show notifications on the toolbar in Ubuntu 12.10?

I'm migrating from MacOS X back to Ubuntu, and trying to find an IM client I can use. I use IM quite a bit for work, so I really need to see notifications in the toolbar at the top of the screen. ...
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Empathy Yahoo IM contact request spam

I'm getting maybe 20 friend requests from Yahoo IM everytime I start empathy (or my Internet goes up). Is there any way I can deal with the contact spam that doesn't involve me individually clicking ...
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How do I disable auto-away for online presence?

I am using Natty with with classic GNOME desktop. I use Empathy and sometimes Skype. Both these get the online state from the system itself somehow. If I don't touch my keyboard for a few minutes - ...
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Empathy not showing in messageing menu

I just installed 12.10 and noticed that, even if I added more than one account to Online Accounts and I'm actually using empathy to chat, it is not present in Messaging Menu or in any other point of ...
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Empathy Notifications ? How open Emphaty from envelope?

Well no, was no similar question. Ok somebody start to chat me, I got envelope. When I click on it Telepathy not Empathy opens, always. Well Empathy looks better and has nicer UI. How to make Empathy ...
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Empathy Menu is not Persistent

I have been experiencing an on-going issue with Empathy's menu. If I open Empathy after I boot my box, the Empathy menu appears normally. Once I close Empathy and reopen it later, the menu has either ...
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Bottom panel disappears when a new message arrives on Empathy in Gnome Shell Remix 12.10

Every time a contact sends a message (just when its window is closed), the bottom panel with message tray disappears. I have to press Alt+F2 and "r" and back to normal. Why it's happening?
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Skype doesn't work through Empathy 3.4 but works in Pidgin

I'm trying to connect to Skype throught Empathy 3.4 in Ubuntu 12.04 i386 (last update installed) I installed the pidgin-skype plugin, but there is no bigbrownchunx-skype-dbus protocol in list. It ...
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Empathy doesn't integrate with Messaging Menu?

Even if Empathy is running, it doesn't have a grey arrow in the Messaging Menu. Chat statuses (Available, busy, etc.) also don't work in the menu and are stuck to "Offline". I use 12.10 Quantal ...
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How to achieve Echo Cancellation with Pulse Audio?

I want to use Echo cancellation for my Skype calls and Empathy on Ubuntu 12.10 (pulseaudio 2.1). Anyone knows how to do that?
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What is the *right* way to use gnome-shell integrated chat?

Please bear with me as I am still figuring out how to use gnome-shell. My question concerns how to use the integrated chat correctly. I have the following questions: 1) When people chat with me, it ...
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Empathy can't connect to facebook

I have problem with the Empathy, on Ubuntu 12.04! I try to login with my Facebook information. I receive message (I use my Ubuntu in Bulgarian language) "Unable to identify the registration ...
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Empathy doesn't show properly on indicator menu (12.10)

Whenever I get a message on Facebook or gtalk, a bubble pops in the upper right corner, and I hear a sound. But, the message icon doesn't turn blue, and no "new messages" or such is displayed. ...
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Empathy refusing to connect

I have configured Empathy with Facebook and Gmail just after installing Ubuntu 12.04. It worked flawlessly for few days and one fine day it crashed. After that when ever I am opening Empathy it is ...
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How can I stop the kde-telepathy UI from appearing under Unity when I use the messaging menu?

KDE Telepathy keeps getting in the way every time I try to use Empathy from the messaging menu. If I get a message, it opens in the KDE telepathy UI instead of in Empathy. This is rather frustrating ...
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In Empathy IRC, how do I turn off the “joined” and “disconnected” messages?

In Empathy IRC, how do I turn off the "joined" and "disconnected" messages?
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How to input chinese in empathy?

Small problem here: I use Ibus to input chinese, until now, everything works fine, but I can't input chinese in empathy. I'm on gnome 3, enjoying the integration of empathy with the DE (so i don't ...
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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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Where does Empathy go when minimized in Gnome3 shell?

I'm trying out Gnome-shell instead of Unity and loving it. Unfortunately I can't figure out where Empathy goes when I click the close button (there is no minimize button.) I'm still logged in ...
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How do I make Empathy match my keyring with my password?

I changed my password a few months ago from the password I first used when I installed Ubuntu on my machine. I tried to add a Google Talk account to Empathy, but every time Empathy gives me a message ...
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Empathy on 12.10 was connecting to Windows Live until recently

I was connecting my Windows Live account just fine to Empathy until today. I've been away for a few days so the problem may have started a few days back. It's coming up wanting me to Grant Access. ...
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How to make the Escape key close the chat window in Empathy?

In Pidgin we can select "Close conversations with the Escape key" in the preferences to close the chat window. Is there anything similar in Empathy?
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How can I automatically set my status to Busy when Empathy starts?

So I can make Empathy log me in on boot, but how do I make my initial status Busy?
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How can I see if a contact has video/voice capability in Empathy?

I'm using empathy for the first few weeks now on Ubuntu 12.10. I can't find any symbols indicating a contact has the ability to do a video chat or voice chat... Though I can see a "Mobile" symbol ...
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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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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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Empathy Sign-In automatically

When I start my machine the empathy starts unavailable until I press on the chat Icon at the upper right edge of the screen and set it as available How can empathy start automatically after user ...
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gnome shell message notication not showing notifications some times

I have installed gnome shell on ubuntu 11.10 . The message notification some times dosent show the notifications. It only appears after i close empathy and restart it. How to fix this?
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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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Active Directory user + Upgrade to 12.10 -> Empathy is KO

I'm facing a pretty annoying bug. I've just upgraded my computer from 12.04 to 12.10. On 12.04, my user account was connected to my Active Directory server, this also works after the upgrade. Since ...
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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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Empathy doesn't connect to Facebook account

Empathy worked pretty fine until last updates, now it refuses to connect to Facebook account. All other accounts work fine, except Facebook. My username and password are 100% correct. I'v tried to ...
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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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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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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 can I add other online accounts?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and I'd like to add other online account (like QQ, weibo) in empathy or pidgin. How can I ?