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 disable sip auto answer

I just noticed that my SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) client automatically answer ALL incoming calls. Not good. I'm using telepathy-sofiasip with Empathy. I wonder how I can disable the ...
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How to configure pidgin-sipe in Empathy?

I couldn't find a way to add SIPE to Empathy in Ubuntu 12.10. I installed pidgin-sipe but I don't see the protocol in the empathy list of protocols.
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Cannot login to Empathy after setting up Google online account [closed]

On a new installation of 12.10 Ubuntu, have added a Google account for use with Empathy. However, when attempting to connect, Empathy displays "Google Talk Account requires authorisation". Clicking on ...
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Why the “identifiant” aren't replaced by the email-address in Empathy? [closed]

Since the upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 12.10, I can not see the email address from my Windows Live friends in Empathy. Essentially, when I put the mouse over a contact, a little box will ...
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empathy irc text formatting

How do I post in bold, italic, colors in an irc chat windows in Empathy? and how do you mention someone if you need to direct a msg at them specifically like @someone?
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sending sms using empathy

I've got gnome-phone-manager installed on ubuntu 12.04, and noticed it adds an SMS account type to Empathy. The only setting required to set up is 'bdaddr' which I think is a blue tooth address. i ...
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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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How to setup proxychains correctly?

I am working from behind a proxy in a college, and I've been attempting to configure proxychains to work for me, but i'm unable to. I added an HTTP proxy in the proxychains.conf file, and added ...
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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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Empathy cannot connect with Google Talk and Facebook

My Empathy doesn't connect with Google Talk and Facebook. It worked for the first two weeks (after installation). I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin).
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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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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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Online accounts: Failed to get the “token” request: Can not resolve proxy hostname ()

I had my computer with Ubuntu 12.04 a few months without a network card and now it has a new and functional empathy I try to connect on Facebook or posting photos or import Shotwell right through my ...
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How do I enable Video Chat in Empathy for MSN and Yahoo?

Video Chat is always greyed out in Empathy (Yahoo and MSN contacts have the same issue) (2.32.1), however, video chat in Skype (Beta) Works 100% perfectly.
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How do I see my mobile contacts in Empathy?

In Pidgin and most other clients for instant messaging I've used, when my contact is logged in from a mobile phone, the client shows an icon by their name so I can differentiate between these buddies ...
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How to delete the history of a specific user in Empathy?

In Empathy, when you go to history, you have the option to delete all history and not for only a specific user. How to delete the history of a specific user in Empathy people nearby account with ...
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Empathy “Authentication failed” when connecting to Freenode

I have set up an IRC account in Empathy - the default server is, of course, Freenode. Empathy tries to connect and after a few moments reports, "Authentication failed". I have tried with and without ...
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How to force Empathy Internet Messaging to change default webcam?

I just recently bought a new webcam. It is USB powered. For personal reasons, I wish to not use the built in webcam that came with my netbook. I want to use this new one. I love empathy, it is a ...
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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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unity-panel apps running in the background

i noticed that some of my apps are in the background in unity-panel. the apps are vmware-workstation,jupiter, empathy this is what i mean as you can see on the left some of my apps are running but ...
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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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is there any hotkey for empathy?

is there any hotkey for empathy? plugins is also ok? I want open a message with shortcut just like press F4,I can do that in pidgin, but I prefer empathy
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Are there any other IM clients other than empathy and pidgin that support google talk?

As stated above. I need something similar to Google talk and it should be more stable than empathy. I dont like Pidgin, for it's interface makes it difficult to set statuses more often... Please let ...
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What are the packages that are related to the empathy IM client?

As far as I know, Empathy has 2 related packages empathy telepathy-gabble I want to know this so that I can update all these packages at one time to update empathy. Hope that gets rid of a few bugs ...
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Empathy stop working

Im getting a little problem with empathy. It suddenly stoped work, and im getting and error. I've sented the report, but till now, there's no resolution. My system is updated. Im using Ubuntu ...
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No notification sound with empathy

I'm using ubuntu oneric with empathy 3.2.0.1 and gnome-shell 3.2.2.1-0ubuntu0.1. When I use empathy with unity, I receive a notification sound every time someone send me a message. But When I use ...
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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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Empathy fails to reconnect after awake from suspend

Problem: Whenever I suspend in 12.04 and awake my laptop, Empathy doesn't automatically reconnect and I always have to manually log off and log back in again. Any fixes for this bug? More Details: ...
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Why does Empathy shutdown automatically when I open it? [closed]

When I try to open Empathy it will log in into the accounts and then shutdown automatically. I have to open empathy several times to use it and suddenly while using it, it shuts down again. By ...
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Empathy spell check Portuguese [closed]

The spell checker for Portuguese in Empathy doesn't work. When I mark Portuguese, Empathy unmarks it. Can someone solve this problem?
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How to flush the Empathy stored passwords?

I recently changed my Google Talk password, which causes Empathy to prompt for the new one. When I enter it, everything works fine. However, after a reboot (or desktop environment reset) it will ...
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Why is the file /var/crash/_usr_lib_empathy_empathy-chat.1000.upload empty?

I just experienced an unusual crash: I tried to click on a name entry in the contact list of Empathy. A crash happened. Usually I am asked then if I'd like to report the error to Launchpad, and ...
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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 my Empathy work with wifi but not with wvdial on 12.04?

I really need help for this issue . My empathy works well when I'm online using WIFI .. but it does't work when I'm online using wvdial. . in ubuntu 11.10, empathy works great.. any ideas to fix ...
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How to reduce bubble-notification time in empathy?

empathy shows a bubble notification message on top right corner if a user comes online or goes offline (obviously we can change them from the preferences), but is there any way we can reduce the time ...
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Custom emoticons in Empathy

I'm trying to use Empathy instead of Kopete, I want to have access to my custom emoticons which I also used in Kopete. I installed them seperately and my contacts could receive them. Is that kind of ...
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Empathy, Google account, 2 step verification needs authorization every time I login

The title says it all. I have enabled 2 step verification at my Google account. Unfortunately this causes Empathy to lose authorization after every reboot. Even though I authorize Empathy following ...
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Can I log in as invisible when using empathy?

I am using empathy to access MSN and Google talk. Every time I log in, my status is busy, and I have to change it to invisible. I wonder if I can save the setting of being invisible upon logging in? ...
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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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No contact list in MSN [closed]

Since today I can't see my contact list en empathy IM, using the MSN protocol. I've tried uninstalling, reinstalling, erasing all config files from my computer (using ubuntu tweak and erasing the ...
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empathy resets my google account after restart

I currently work on a Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. There is a small annoyance with Empathy though. Every time i log out, empathy just resets my google talk account settings, so i have to login after ...
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How to block contacts on Empathy? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I block people with Empathy I tried to block MSN contacts on Empathy through "Edit > Blocked contacts", but nothing happens. It's a bug? There is a way to block ...
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Empathy Google Talk with Non Google Account

Updated I use a live/hotmail account for my google services including google chat. In previous versions of empathy, I would specify the domain on my google talk account to talk.google.com and then it ...
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How do I block people with Empathy

I'm trying to block a user from contacting me, but can't seem to do this from the Empathy interface. How do I block contacts?
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Two notifications for empathy and no notification preferences tab?

I am getting an issue with empathy. When I am in a chat every time I send a message I get a standard gnome-shell notification echoing what I just set, the same applies for when a message is received. ...
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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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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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How to remove the Bubble Notification of Empathy from the Notification Area [closed]

There is a Bubble notification that appears in the notification area apart from the Mail Icon Message. I only want one notification icon telling me when a new message has arrived. Right now as seen ...
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Empathy not connecting to openfire [closed]

I have Openfire installed on a local network and am trying to connect to it with empathy with the username/password created and empathy keeping raising authentication failed error. Using pidgin, am ...