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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Empathy won't connect to my Facebook account

When I try to connect Empathy to my Facebook account, the following error appears: Rough translation: "Error connecting to the app. Sorry, but the app you are trying to access doesn't exist or was ...
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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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Empathy wont connect to Facebook

When I try adding Facebook in Online Accounts it gives me Is there any way to fix this problem?
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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 13.04 Cinnamon DE issues with Empathy

I'm having a weird issue happen with Empathy while using Cinnamon as my DE. The issue is that Empathy doesn't want to connect to AIM or Facebook chat while using Cinnamon but everything seems to work ...
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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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Is there a way to group contacts by IM protocol in Empathy?

Just installed Ubuntu after a very long break of several years. I see that empathy is the new deal for messsaging. But all the contacts are messed up. No protocol icons what-so-ever. I just need to ...
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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 Menu is not Persistent

I have been experiencing an on-going issue with Empathy's menu. If I open Empathy after I boot my box, the Empathy menu appears normally. Once I close Empathy and reopen it later, the menu has either ...
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Empathy doesn't integrate with Messaging Menu?

Even if Empathy is running, it doesn't have a grey arrow in the Messaging Menu. Chat statuses (Available, busy, etc.) also don't work in the menu and are stuck to "Offline". I use 12.10 Quantal ...
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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 fix mission-control-5 error when using Empathy on Ubuntu 12.10

When i start Empathy messenger i get the following error: Error contacting the Account Manager There was an error while trying to connect to the Telepathy Account Manager. The error was: Process ...
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Empathy on 12.10 was connecting to Windows Live until recently

I was connecting my Windows Live account just fine to Empathy until today. I've been away for a few days so the problem may have started a few days back. It's coming up wanting me to Grant Access. ...
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gnome shell message notication not showing notifications some times

I have installed gnome shell on ubuntu 11.10 . The message notification some times dosent show the notifications. It only appears after i close empathy and restart it. How to fix this?
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Active Directory user + Upgrade to 12.10 -> Empathy is KO

I'm facing a pretty annoying bug. I've just upgraded my computer from 12.04 to 12.10. On 12.04, my user account was connected to my Active Directory server, this also works after the upgrade. Since ...
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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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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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SIP / VoIP account to Empathy in 14.04 (rakia or sofiasip)?

How can I add SIP / VoIP capability in Empathy in 14.04? Is "account-plugin-sip" package enough or do I have to install other packages like "telepathy-rakia" / "telepathy-sofiasip"?
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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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Is possible to replace Empathy with Pidgin?

I don't like Empathy, I think Pidgin better than Empathy. Just want use Pidgin and remove Empathy. Is it possible to replace empathy with pidgin ? if yes please tell me how. Iam using Ubuntu 13.10
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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 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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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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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 **: ...
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How to remove google-injected groups in Empathy?

I'm on Ubuntu GNOME. In Settings -> Online Accounts I added the Google account and enabled only the chat. What happens is that a plenty of groups in Empathy, like Coworkers, Family, Friends..., ...
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Empathy: Jabber account keeps ketting disabled

I'm running Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 which means I don't use the central online accounts manager which is in standard Ubuntu and I have the IM accounts set directly in Empathy. I have two accounts - a ...
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Empathy Audio calls not possible with Ubuntu 13.10 and Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e130 with i3

I tried to use Empathy for calls via XMPP and SIP. Audio and Video calls are available options if I click on a contact, for example an XMPP contact. When I try to establish a call, the call window is ...
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Any way to integrate Facebook chat with Empathy without going through Online Accounts?

I'm having trouble getting Facebook to integrate with online accounts. Personally I don't like the idea anyway but in Fedora, I could just enter my facebook username and password and was able to chat ...