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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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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Integrate Pidgin into the Me Menu, or help fix Empathy?

Is there any way to integrate pidgin into the Me Menu, or any other chat applet? My main problem is that everyone I know uses AIM, which Empathy jokingly supports. Or is there a way to fix Empathy ...
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empathy can't connect to facebook chat

I am using ubuntu 12.10, and when I try to connect to my Facebook account through Empathy, it gets disconnected and says this account is already connected to the server.
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How do I add a new contact to Empathy?

So far I've discovered that I can open my chat list by clicking the mail icon and not the chat icon. However, wherever I click, I can't find a way to add a new buddy. Does anyone know how to do ...
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Piping command output to an Empathy chat window

This isn't Ubuntu-specific, but since Empathy is the default IM client on Ubuntu, I thought this would be a good place to ask. I have a script that pulls current weather info from Google's weather ...
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Configuring pidgin-sipe in Empathy

While adding my communicator account in pidgin was a cakewalk, i am struggling with the connection preferences in empathy. can anyone give me the steps?
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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 install the empathy smilies (from maverick) in Pidgin?

How do I install the empathy smilies (from maverick) in Pidgin? I really like the look of them.
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Debugging python memory leaks [closed]

I'm trying to debug a memory leak in telepathy-butterfly. I tried to use valgrind, but Empathy does not connect to MSN when telepathy-butterfly is run this way. So, I figured out the only option left ...
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Changing my AIM alias in Empathy doesn't work

I try to change my nickname for my AIM account in Empathy. And the change doesn't seem to take. Whatever I do, it just kind of stays the same. It works fine for my Google talk account... Iunno.
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How to install Yahoo Messenger on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I'm from India and I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my machine since last year and a half. So, my issue is: How should I install Yahoo Messenger on my machine? Installing Yahoo Messenger on Windows ...
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Local chat between empathy and telepathy?

Empathy and telepathy, both have local chat, or chat for LAN. How configure local chat for obtain communication between empathy and telepathy clients ? Clarification: In a LAN, one pc use telepathy ...
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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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Empathy unable to automatically connect at startup

I have a problem with Empathy being unable to automatically connect at startup. I have noticed that when Empathy is started manually it logs in automatically but Ubuntu still notifies Password ...
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Empathy new message field does not wrap to next line, but increases the window width instead

I'm using Empathy as an IRC client. Not sure if this affects other protocols as well. When I start typing new message in the field on the bottom of the conversation window, and the message becomes too ...
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How do I kill Empathy and get it to show its main window?

Empathy shows up in my window picker list and it appears to be started according to the indicator applet and the process manager but I can't see any of its windows! People were sending me messages and ...
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Empathy account manager “crashes”

I use empathy only for my gtalk account. But recently I cannot open the account manager window (F4). It does open, loading a little while but when loaded the information it shuts. I have read quite ...
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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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How do i logout from yahoo chat in ubuntu?

In the top main bar next to battery, wireless, clock is an envelope icon where (I do not remember how happened) I am logged in to yahoo chat. Say I want to login with another account or simply logout ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to setup Yahoo messenger in Empathy?

After upgrading to 11.10, Empathy is not connecting to Yahoo Messenger. What are the new setup steps?
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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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Empathy vs sametime [closed]

is it possible to use sametime protocol in the Empathy? I tired to select it from protocol list but there is nothing to configure (unable to define server, username password )
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Cannot change Empathy chat status from Me Menu when using IRC

I use Empathy as chat client for IRC. Since it is the default chat client, I expected that I can update (availability) status from top menu, but it is disabled.
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People nearby and bonjour not working over the same wireless and wired network

I'm trying to send files from one computer to the other using empathy, but on my desktop and laptop, Empathy is only picking up Pidgin's bonjour account on both computers. (I've got Pidgin installed ...
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Cannot log into chat

I have set up the chat and broadcast accounts: clicked on my user name on the panel and chose Chat accounts... and Broadcast accounts... Now when I log into my system I cannot choose my status. In ...
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Displaying the system time in Empathy status

Is it possible to display the current time in Empathy status, and perform simple manipulations, like currentTime + 10minutes I am using Lucid Lynx. Thanks
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Empathy doesn't seem to be saving my display picture

Hey how do I force empathy to save my display pic? I have tried to set it (in different formats and sizes) over a dozen times, all I get is this little silver man.
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Empathy Facebook Stopped Working,No Account Settings

I had to do a ctrl-alt-f1 log out,because I was stuck between workspaces(ugh),When I rebooted I forgot to add "noapic" to my cmd line to fix MP-BIOS I/O Timer Bug(ugh),the system boots with or without ...
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Need STUN config for Jabber

I'm using Empathy with a Jabber Account. In order to make Voice Calls via Jabber I would need to configure a STUN (and maybe TURN) Server. Unfortunately I can not find any settings to configure a STUN ...
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Empathy / Google Talk going offline

I am experiencing a problem with Empathy/Google Talk disconnecting and ultimately going offline. I have two systems, one desktop and one laptop where Empathy/Google Talk seemingly conflict with each ...
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Empathy: Can't allow Ubuntu to access Jabber account [closed]

I have a new Ubuntu 14.10 installation and added a Jabber account to a brand new Empathy profile. However, it never succeeded and I get the message "application can no longer access your ... account". ...