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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Empathy Chat: People Nearby text chat OK but file transfer fails. Why? How to troubleshoot?

Problem: Chat works (sending text and smileys) with the "People Nearby" feature but sending files silently fails. Going to Contact > Send File presents the sender with a file chooser and no error is ...
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Integrating Pidgin with Online Accounts

After upgrading from 12.04 LTS to 12.10, Pidgin does not show in the message icon anymore in the tray. I found that the upgrade enabled Empathy with a very old bunch of accounts. I would like to ...
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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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Can empathy be configured to stay updated will a full conversation?

The Google Talk web app and Android app will always update themselves with all messages sent from all clients and I was wondering if Empathy can be configured to do this. For example, if I start a ...
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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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Gnome top bar has no on-line accounts icon(Gnome-ubuntu-14.04)

This might be unsolvable but: after the update (to 14.04 from 13.10) the status icon for empathy/on-line accounts vanished, now I dint know if I am connected to Facebook, gmail and other Nsa ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Empathy cannot login two Google accounts at the same time

I have two Google accounts. Ubuntu 13.10 configured to handle both accounts with Empathy. When Empathy starts, only one account is enabled. In Empathy main dialog (where the contacts are shown), there ...
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Online accounts - what is its purpose 13.04?

Ok so I have put in my facebook etc into Online Accounts, but I don't understand what the integration is concerning my email and notifications, I see the Empathy messaging service which is cool I ...
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Force reset of login details for Facebook online account

Earlier this week I had to reset my Facebook password. Online Accounts requested me to grant access with the new login details; I mis-typed the new password several times, and got redirected to a ...
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Empathy protocol icons

I'm surprised that Empathy can't display the protocol icons. Even in the latest Ubuntu 12.10. I'd like to know why if someone can tell me.
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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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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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Empathy: Can't allow Ubuntu to access Jabber account

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". ...
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How to set company gmail account on Empathy

Hi, We are using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in our company. I am given Google email for business with email id like sunny@mycompany.com. All of our staff is using empathy for internal communication as well as ...
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Why aren't these Empathy bugs fixed? Style broken. First message blank

I'm sure this is filed in plenty of bug reports. Does anyone know why on a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 64 and 32bits (and probably several prior releases) this bug in empathy still exists? The first ...
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Regarding Facebook messages and Pidgin

This question seems to be kind of difficult to explain, so I haven't been able to find the answers anywhere for lack of search terms that I can think of. And maybe most people don't consider it a ...
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Disable skype4py on pidgin but not empathy

So, I'm having the same problem as this guy: Pidgin ignores preferences I've tried to get Pidgin working the way I wanted, namely to disable all notifications. Which means that I do not want the ...
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How do I access Empathy after is has been “started hidden”

When I start Empathy with the --start-hidden switch at session startup, it's very hard to access it afterwards. Even if I receive a message, I won't see any windows when I click the icon in the ...
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How to start empathy and steam on different workspace / viewport

The applications empathy and steam should start on different workspaces / viewports. In the tool ccsm there is the configuration option Window Management --> Place Windows --> Fixed Window Placement ...
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empathy-accounts replaced online accounts

In ubuntu empathy-accounts replaced by "Online accounts". I have not my account in it. How to run empathy-accounts ? Where i can find clear tutorial for porting empathy-accounts to online-accounts ?
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Using Empathy with different subnets

Is is posible to use Empathy across diferent subnets? I have it working perfectly on 192.168.1.x /24, but I can't see other people on 192.168.2.x /24. Network is ok since I can SSH machines from ...
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Why does Empathy fail so much?

I find myself seeing the "Requires Authorisation" error every time I reboot and fire up Empathy. Most times I have to completely delete the account and add it again in order to connect. Is this ...
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Empathy doesn't show all notifications

In 13.04, Empathy doesn't show all the bubble notifications and it can't be configured. In the preferences, I can only configure sounds notifications but not visuals. Empathy only shows bubble ...
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Can I disable “Online Accounts” and still use Empathy?

I want to have control over what happens with my online presence so I absolutely do not want any software to be able to log in to any of my online accounts and post/change/delete things. Ever. Nor do ...
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Empathy doesn't seem to be connected to Ubuntu Online Accounts

I made the decision to switch from Pidgin to Empathy on my Ubuntu 12.10 netbook. However, after uninstalling Pidgin and installing Empathy, there seems to be a disconnect between Empathy and Ubuntu ...
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Facebook chat not getting connected in Empathy

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 for months now, and Empathy was working perfectly fine. Even Gwibber. But lately, these both have stopped working! The connection for Facebook chat is not getting ...
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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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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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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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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 does launching empathy hidden prevent me from accessing the application?

I didn't feel like setting my status to available every time I opened my computer, so I used this hack to automagically set my status to available upon logging in. However, I now find that I am unable ...
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Empathy accounts require authorization

Empathy in Ubuntu 14.10 keeps asking me all the time for authorization to enter my accounts. I already have given it, but it still keeps bothering me plus it gives an error when trying to connect to ...
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Authentication failure Google Apps account

I have a problem with online accounts. I have two accounts, one a normal Google account and another Google Apps account which I use with Empathy. I can use the first one without problems. I get a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't get other's presence/status to show up in empathy 3.8.6

The title says it all: in the contacts window, all the information boxes etc. say that everyone is offline, which I happen to know is not true because one of my friends started a chat with me while ...
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How to integrate Pidgin with Ubuntu 14.04?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I don’t like empathy. Therefore I removed it from Ubuntu. I installed Pidgin, but I found that its is not integrated with Ubuntu Settings. I have already added Facebook and ...
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empathy client won't launch since upgrade, no command line output

I am having trouble with any chat client (empathy, pidgin) since updating to Ubuntu 14.04. I am thinking for different reasons (pidgin refuses to connect to google talk, empathy doesn't launch) If I ...
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one notification per message in empathy indicator

In the latest version of empathy (3.8.6) on ubuntu 14.04 I get a notification for every message I get from a person, which ends up clogging the entire panel. It used to be the case that I would only ...
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Empathy Voice/Video chats with XMPP

What I must install that use voice/video chats in Empathy via XMPP with Openfire server? Thanks for helping.
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Change Yahoo! alias in Empathy

Empathy displays my Yahoo! alias as a changeable string, but It doesn't save my new alias and it keeps using the default (your name before the @ sign) Image How can I change it ?
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Empathy & gchat keep bouncing

OK this is an odd one. Just started today. Jabber via Empathy disconnects but it still looks like I am online. I can even send ims though they never reach their destination. Seeming at the same time ...
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Change nickname in xmpp room

On pidgin, I could set what my nickname is for a chat room by changing the room settings. I do not seem to have any such option to change nickname (or alias) for "favorite rooms" in Empathy. In ...
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Empathy and Pidgin not showing offline Facebook messages

When I start Empathy or Pidgin, I don't see any notifications that someone has sent me a Facebook message while I am offline. I start receiving messages after opening any of the two clients. Is there ...
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Is it possible to get desktop notifications from IRC chat room on Empathy?

I wanna receive the default desktop notifications using IRC Chat room in Empathy. Is there any plugin to do that?
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Empathy not connecting Outlook/Live on UBuntu 14.04

My Gmail account works fine, but my Live account simple doesn't login using Empathy, the circle of dots keeps moving, moving, and nothing, my Live contacts doesn't shows up. Both accounts have 2-step ...
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problem in establishing account in empathy

I just downloaded Empathy and added google and facebook accounts but it always shows 'disconnected-unspecified reasons'. I am using ubuntu 12.04lts
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How can I link my AIM account with empathy?

I'm trying to connect my AIM account with the empathy chat, I already entered my user and password, but it doesn't work, I don't know if I am doing anything wrong (Tried to log in with these formats: ...
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empathy error inside VM

I am getting: failed to retreive your personal information from the server while trying to enable empathy people nearby inside VMware Workstation This situation is working fine from my desktop
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Can't use Empathy

I'm on Ubuntu 13.10, and I'm trying to use the default messenger Empathy for connecting to gtalk. My problem is that on-line accounts is not working, any time I click on the google account option for ...
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Empathy closing just after launching

I don't know what went wrong during last time i was using Empathy. But it now immediately closes after launching. When I run it through terminal I get this error: (empathy:4641): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: ...