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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Jabber chat room user list missing?

I'm using Empathy to join a Jabber chat room. I have this setup on two Ubuntu machines, both running 12.04. To the right of the chat window should be a list of all the users currently in the chat ...
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Is there a way I can use Empathy to chat with a random person off the Internet?

I am new and disabled and would like to meet new friends. I am a complete newbie and I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Any help would be appreciated.
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How to make Empathy run on startup?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I'd like Empathy to connect when I login to my computer. I know I can browse using the Startup Applications tool (although the add/browse dialogue is still useless in GNOME ...
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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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Connecting Empathy to Windows Live

I've just upgraded to 12.04 (coming from 11.10). In 11.10 Windows Live accounts worked perfectly (I suppose Empathy was 3.2.*), but now in 12.04, it's 3.4.1 and the account I had was lost. It doesn't ...
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Ability of linking contacts in Empathy 3.4 is missing

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04, with Empathy 3.4. I discovered that ability of linking contacts from different networks is missing from context menu. Is it bug or I need to install something?
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empathy and pidgin cannot connect to AIM

I'm on 11.10 and after an update last week I can no longer connect to AIM with Empathy or Pidgin. I can connect with Kopete so I know it's not the AIM account. I've tried deselecting "use clientLogin" ...
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how to enable xmpp chat in empathy

since nimbuzz have no linux version I am using pidgin to chat with nimbuzz friends . pidgin can handle nimbuzz via xmpp protocol but now I want to do it via empathy .How to do it , Edit: I tried ...
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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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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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Delete message from jabber history in Empathy 3.2

I accidentially sent a message with private information to a friend of mine on Jabber (using Empathy 3.2). I now want to delete this message from the history, but I cannot find where Empathy 3.2 ...
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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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Skype autostart with Empathy in Ubuntu [closed]

I'm using the Empathy and installed the 'pidgin-skype' package to use Skype in Empathy. It's work just perfect, but when I open the Empathy it doesn't start skype automatically. In settings it's ...
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How to backup and restore Empathy accounts and password in Ubuntu 12.04?

There is no documentation on how to backup and then restore your empathy accounts. The other thread is very vague and does not help
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Can I install 12.04 packages on 11.10?

I'm running 11.10 and am trying to apply the fix to this bug in Empathy, shown at the very bottom. There is an updated package for the offending component available in the Precise repository, 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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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 receive incoming Google Voice calls using Empathy?

I have a google voice number so I can receive phone calls dialed to an actual phone number when I'm logged into gmail (via the gtalk widget sidebar). I see I can use Empathy to make voice calls with ...
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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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Whenever I try to log my facebook account in empathy I get a message saying “authentication failed”

I'm sure my username and passwords are right. Don't know what's wrong, I could login with my google talk account. Has this happened to anyone or do you know how to solve it? Thanks!
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How to add Gmail account with 2-step verification in Empathy?

I've added Gmail account in Gwibber/Empathy chat previously. Now I've activated 2-step verification in Google settings, and when I am entering the correct username and passwords, Gwibber now reports ...
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How to make Pidgin the default “chat” client in messaging menu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I remove Empathy, and integrate Pidgin? If I remove Empathy and install Pidgin (which handles notifications a bit better than Empathy), then how to I replace ...
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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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How do I disable the notification “X has left the conversation”

When I close the active conversation window, my contact receives a notification that I "left the conversation". Is there a setting that prevents displaying this message?
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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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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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Empathy Chat automatically closes when I open it

I started Empathy from Ubuntu Terminal and the following Warning occurred: folks-WARNING **: Error preparing persona store 'eds:1328683152.5139.1@developer-pc': Couldn't open address book ...
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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 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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Some programs looking very wrong

Some nautilus, empathy etc windows are having some lost graphic elements: But some apps such as Xfce Terminal still looks normal Is this because of some package missing? EDIT After sudo ...
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How do I use Empathy default emoticons on Pidgin? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the empathy smilies (from maverick) in Pidgin? I dropped Empathy for Pidgin but I wanted those emoticons from Empathy on 11.10 to appear in Pidgin. I ...
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/msg alternative in empathy messanger

I was trying to join a chat room in freenode. The freenode faq says to use /msg nickserv register <password> <email> to register an account. I'm using Empathy messenger. It says /msg is ...
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Empathy not able to sign into a SIP Account

I am running a Ubuntu 10.04 and trying to configure three SIP accounts on my machine. Following is the status of 3 accounts iptel.org - I can sign in - it shows I am online, but I am unable to make ...
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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 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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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, 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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Is there a way to access the empathy roster via the user-menu?

I am new to gnome shell (just upgraded my system from ubuntu 10.10 to 11.10 and manually installed gnome-shell) and I am looking for an efficient way to access the empathy roster. The user-menu has an ...
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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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Missing the empathy menu after upgrade to 11.10

Since I have upgraded to 11.10 the menu in empathy is gone. After clicking on Chat the Contact List window opens. But it has no menu. And there is no menu in the top desktop bar where the menu for ...
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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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Configure Empathy with Office Communicator 2007

I am using Pidgin with Sipe to connect with Office Communicator 2007. Is it is possible with Empathy? I had imported from Pidgin but it is not working.
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Why can't I link my Skype contacts with the rest in Empathy?

I'm using Skype in Empathy thanks to telepathy-haze and pidgin-skype. I've also added MSN, Jabber (Gtalk), and Facebook. When I link contacts from MSN, Gtalk, and Facebook, there's no problem, but if ...
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Can't import gadu gadu contact list from server

I can't import gadu gadu contact list from server. I am using empathy 3.2.0.1 on Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome shell.
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Empathy disappears every time i open it

I'm using ubuntu 11.10, gnome shell 3.2.1 and when ever i open empathy, empathy contact list disappears. when i try to open it via terminal,it still opens and disappears * glibc detected ...
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Why can't I alt+tab to empathy? [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and using Unity. I have a bunch of applications open, including Empathy. When I hit alt+tab I can switch between all of the applications, and the "show desktop" option, but ...
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No Empathy notifications with Gnome Shell 3.2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to enable Empathy chat room notifications? I installed the Gnome shell 3.2. when I run empathy there is no icon in the notification area (bottom-right) and there's ...
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How do I install Adium themes in Empathy?

I had used the Adium themes in empathy in Ubuntu 11.04 but the same did not work for 11.10. Is there any workaround to enable the themes for empathy in 11.10 Thanks in advance
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How to fix Empathy startup bug and sudden crash?

In a fresh Ubuntu install from a bootable pendrive or a CD drive the empathy IM application crashes on startup. I faced problems in each installation and after a lot of trial & error methods I ...
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Some notifications are not showing for Empathy [closed]

I am on Ubuntu 11.10 and using Gnome Shell. Since installation I am noticing that when my contacts Signs In or Signs Out, there is no notification showing at Gnome Shell. The sound notification ...