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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Problems Connecting MSN with empathy

I don't know if I am the only one with this bug, but I can't use my MSN account with a freshly installed Ubuntu 11.10 with Empathy. It used to work with my Arch Linux, but now with Ubuntu, it ...
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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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How to change alias in Empathy? [closed]

I am unable to change the alias in Empathy. The change in avatar is updating but alias always seems to stay the same. The alias works with Google account but not with the rest. Please help me fix it.
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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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Google talk video not working

Ok yesterday I tried google talk video for the first time. I am using Ubuntu 11.10, Google talk worked for me on my browser could see and hear both ways. However, when I tired google talk video on ...
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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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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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Voice calls not working over gtalk with empathy

With Empathy Internet messaging in ubuntu11.04, written messages are working but I can't obtain voice call from my gmail account and with people using googtle talk. any help? thanks
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XFCE empathy notification icon

I'm using empathy in xfce4, and I appear to be having both a notification icon as well as the messaging menu. Is it possible to hide the notification icon? Screenshot: I'm using 11.10
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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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Gnome online accounts not syncing with Gnome Shell calendar

I'm using Gnome Shell in Ubuntu 11.10. I've recently activated online accounts, which is supposed to sync my Google Calendar with Gnome Shell's calendar. However, it does never sync. I've tried to ...
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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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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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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 to enable Empathy chat room notifications?

Is it possible in Empathy (Ubuntu 11.10, gnome-shell) to receive notifications when somebody posts a message to a chat room? I have checked the "Enable bubble notifications" box under edit > ...
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How to quickly respond to Empathy message in Unity (Similar to Gnome-Shell)

I have seen the way you can respond to messages in a nice quick way in Gnome-Shell with a message window popping out from the bottom. How can this be applied in Unity for a window to pop up and just ...
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Empathy Audio Call, Video Call, Desktop Sharing and File Sending not working

When trying to make a Video or Audio Call from a Gmail account to another Gmail account it throws a window error with the following output: There was an error starting the call I have the Gmail ...
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Empathy incosistent notifications [closed]

Im having a really annoying problem with empathy. The new chat notification are visible enough on the top unity bar but further non-focused chat notification are not visible. The audible ...
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Empathy not working behind proxy [duplicate]

Earlier I was using ubuntu 11.04 Empathy 2.34.0 cntlm proxy server for gtalk and working fine with gnome network preference proxy server settings. Recently I upgrade the ubuntu 11.10 Empathy 3.2 ...
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Can't link contacts in Empathy 3.2

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10, with Empathy 3.2. I tried to link any contacts but it does not work. What should I do? Thank you
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Is it possible to disable empathy from autostarting on login?

How to disable Empathy auto startup? I turned it off in properties, but every time i restart Notebook it starts automatically. Maybe there is a deamon thats starts it
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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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Why Mac users don't see me online when I use MSN through empathy?

Why Macintosh users don't see me online when I use MSN through empathy?
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How do I stop empathy from adding an icon in the panel? [closed]

Empathy displays a menu in the "system tray" or unity top panel. So in addition to having new messages show up in the message menu, I also have this big ugly green talk bubble pop up. How can I get ...
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How to approve a contact in Empathy?

I have a tiny but important problem. Someone has added me to their contact list on MSN, this shows up with a notification. The problem is that I can't find out how to approve the invitation. How can I ...
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How to use empathy in kde? [closed]

I have installed empathy on Kubuntu and when I try to add my account it says that it cant communicate with the gnome keyring well thats because I don't have gnome but KDE so is there a way to use ...
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What happened with message notifications from Empathy?

I notice that some changes have been made in message notifications from Empathy in 11.10. I open chat in Empathy with another user but when a message is received there are no notifications in the ...
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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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Is there a reason why previous conversation is not shown in empathy? [closed]

I use Google Talk (chat) in Gmail, Google Plus, Empathy, and on my Android Phone. All but empathy show the messages made in any of the others making it easy to move between my phone and gmail without ...
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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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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 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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How can I remove Empathy, and integrate Pidgin?

I don't like the Empathy chat client, and I want to use Pidgin instead, but I want to maintain the functionality Empathy has in the messaging menu. How can I do this in the cleanest way possible?
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Have either Empathy or Ekiga SIP clients use IPv6 instead of messing with NAT? [closed]

How can I get either Empathy or Ekiga to work over IPv6 so I can avoid all the complexity of dealing with NAT?
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How do I install glib?

I want to build the Empathy in Ubuntu 11.04. When I follow the build process, ./autogen.sh The shell said to me that libtoolize: copying file `m4/lt~obsolete.m4' checking for autoconf >= ...
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How do I add groups to Empathy's contact list?

I'm wondering how I can add new group to Empathy's contact list?
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How to “dock” empathy to side of desktop (Digsby style)

I come from a windows background, and one of the coolest apps I used was Digsby. It was a multi-protocol IM client similar in function to empathy. Now I like empathy, especially when used with ...
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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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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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How to regain use of Empathy?

So I don't actually know what happened, but I altered the .desktop file of Empathy (I added Skype as a quicklist shortcut) but for some reason, that removed Empathy from the Messaging Menu indicator. ...
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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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Empathy not connecting on school's public wifi

Empathy just sits trying to connect to my facebook and Google Talk accounts on my school's public wifi. On the public wifi there is a proxy I have to connect to and register with (just type in an ...
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How to completely disable metacontacts support in Empathy? [closed]

I've just googled, but I've found nothing, so... How to disable metacontacts at all? I don't want to use this feature. Thanks.
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Logging into empathy after enabling two stage verification in Google

I have enabled two stage verification in my Google account. This has prevented me from logging into gtalk via empathy. Any solutions?
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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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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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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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Differences between Bonjour/Avahi/People-Nearby protocols

I recently discovered, through Ubuntu's empathy IM client, that exists a protocol that enables the user to talk with anyone on his actual local network. It seems empathy calls this service "People ...
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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 ...