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Is there a Facebook messenger app

I am looking for desktop application for Facebook messenger. I know Pidgin can work with Facebook chat, but it cannot work with any messenger with a person who is offline. Is there a program which can ...
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Is scrolling down Facebook web page causes high CPU usage normal?

CPU: Intel i5-2400 RAM: 8GB (dual channel) No graphic card I've tried the command below but it didn't work for me. sudo echo > "options drm_kms_helper poll=N" > /etc/modprobe.d/local.conf ...
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How to download video content off of Facebook with Ubuntu?

How can I download and save videos on Facebook to a file only my computer? I'm using Google Chrome.
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pidgin facebook add account on server

I cannot figure out how to add a facebook account on pidgin. I looked at the links and I cannot figure it out. Is it obsolete now? The instructions are outdated and the choices suggested (uncheck ssl)...
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Facebook moving messages to Messenger?

After updating to Ubuntu 33 (OTA-11) I get a warning to move to Messenger after tapping messages on the Ubuntu Touch Facebook web app. Does anybody know if they will move the feature over to the app? ...
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Ubuntu Touch Apps

Is there a "native" Skype, Facebook, Google Maps, Google Hangouts, eBook Reader Apps being developed for Ubuntu Touch? If yes, whats their status? And if no, why? Thank you!
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How to block facebook

I want to try blocking facebook on my machine. I started using /etc/hosts but that doesn't catch all subdomains, so I did some research and found this (and many similar solutions) which lead to this ...
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Facebook IM service?

In an older time, there was pidgin and empathy and several others, but none of them are supported any more. I have recently grown tired of logging in to Facebook just to check if i have any messages ...
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I upgraded 14.04 to 16.04 last night and now I can't view any videos on Facebook..

What do I need to do (use) to view the videos. I tried to install VLC but that's not working either. I don't know how to insert code, so is there a clickable site for doing this? Thanks
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Problems with Ubuntu 15.04

I am having problems with Ubuntu 15.04. I cannot copy and paste in Libre Office Writer, on Facebook or while creating websites on the www. I cannot add an image as a desktop backgroung. My system ...
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Flashing lights when I view videos in Facebook

I can't view videos properly as there is flashing light from the sides of screen in Facebook. Whenever I play videos the light comes from nowhere from right and left of the video or sometimes on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes when on facebook video call

my Ubuntu 14.04 freezes everytime I have a Facebook video call. It happened on 2 different laptops (HP G1 450 & Dell 3542), with both Chromium and Chrome. I can't press anything on keyboard to ...
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Unusual font on some sites (like Facebook)

Some of the fonts on popular web sites (like Facebook) have changed since I reinstalled 14.04 LTS. I'd only originally had it installed for about a week, and the fonts seemed normal. But since ...
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Empathy with Facebook on Ubuntu 15.04

I have read many questions about Empathy and Facebook and everyone says that it is not possible to connect them, but just a few weeks ago, suddenly it started to work. I have found other people too ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Firefox hangs on facebook with one CPU core stuck at 100%

I have been having an issue for about a month now where Firefox intermittently hangs when browsing facebook - either when scrolling through the homepage feed or browsing pictures. I can reproduce the ...
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Facebook crashes Firefox

Facebook loads, will let me scroll down until eventually connection is lost, Firefox crashes and requires System Monitor to Kill Process. I don't know what extra info you may need. I'll add details ...
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Javascript problem

I've a problem with Javascript on web browsers. I can't open Facebook, I tried to delete cookies and cache, and thanks to this I manage to login and see the home page, but then whatever I do it will ...
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Can't log in to facebook accounts using pidgin

I happen to have two facebook accounts and I used to chat on both of them using pidgin. Everything was working alright, until today, when I couldn't connect to one of my accounts. A Server closed the ...
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Can I use `purple-facebook` with empathy?

Facebook dropped the XMPP support. Since pidgin solution is to merge with purple-facebook... and empathy uses libpurple... can I somehow use empathy with purple-facebook? I installed the package but ...
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How to grant application access for Facebook account

Good day to all! I've been trying to use Empathy for Facebook chat for quite some time now but whenever I try to enable it, I get the "Applications can no longer access your Facebook online account ...
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Logging in to Facebook with GNU Icecat

I don't know if this is the right place, but: I've installed GNU Icecat, but whenever I try to log in to Facebook it tells me I have to enable cookies. I have enabled cookies (and third party cookies) ...
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Does Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 come without Facebook IM support?

I went away for a weekend, came back, and suddenly Empathy can't authenticate it's Facebook (XMPP) account. It worked 2015-12-04, doesn't now. I did quite a bit of reading and as far as I understand: ...
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Not able to install the extensions in Google Chrome

Could not install package: 'UTILITY_PROCESS_CRASHED_WHILE_TRYING_TO_INSTALL'. Could not install package because a utility process crashed. Try restarting Chrome and trying again.
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Supports Facebook messenger ??… How to install facebook messenger app

I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS yesterday. While using facebook through browser, it asked whether to install facebook app or not. I said yes and its installed. But while trying to open the facebook ...
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Any other messenger like empathy for ubuntu 15.10

I just wanna ask that is there any other messenger like empathy for facebook cos facebook chat has stopped working for empathy since may.... Thanks
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Empathy will not authorize facebook account

Short and sweet: I can not get Empathy to add facebook as an account. At all. It asks me to log into facebook (the facebookname@chat.facebook.com will not work here, I tried. Comes back as invalid, ...
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Why does Pidgin refuse to connect to Facebook Chat?

I have searched around the net for a solution to my problem. I gave myself an account user name for facebook so I could use the chat in Pidgin 2.10.3. However, no matter what I do, Pidgin refuses to ...
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Can t connect facebook on empathy

I can' t connet facebook on empathy on Ubuntu 14.04 i open up empathy, it directs me to online accounts. I add my facebook accout. Facebook is added but where it says applications connected to your ...
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Pidgin purple-facebook based account opens up many chatboxes automatically

I installed the pidgin purple-facebook plugin. Whenever I create an account using this plugin, after pidgin logs into the facebook account, automatically my last 50 or so facebook chats open up in the ...
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Problem to login facebook after changing/reconfig ssh

I have connect to facebook after reconfiguring my ubuntu's ssh with this code: $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure openssh-server $ sudo service ssh restart then I can't log in my facebook account anymore and ...
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Chat client supporting Facebook?

It seems that facebook more or less recently stopped to provide its XMPP Chat API. As a consequence, Ubuntu users can't chat anymore with facebook contacts using Pidgin for example. I am looking for a ...
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Pidgin does not send photos

I cannot send pictures with pidgin to my facebook-friends. Does anybody know how to solve my problem?
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Videos never load on facebook, Lubuntu 14.04 LTS, Firefox

I'm having a small problem with my computer. (Luckily I'm not a huge FB user or else I'd probably be loosing my crap lol.) My machine is an HP Pavilion dv4. I can't seem to get videos to play on ...
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Is there Social Desktop provider other than openDesktop? [closed]

Is there a provider for Orkut or Facebook? I mean a provider to add to this screen :
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Pidgin does not show all online buddies

here is a photo of my problem: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/833/jmzy.jpg/ As you can see there are 4 buddies online but I only see one in the system tray. What can I do that Pidgin shows ...
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Pidgin can't connect to Facebook chat

After some time, I tried to connect to my Facebook account with Pidgin. Same account setting as last time (Feb 2014). But now, the connection fails. The error is always the same "connection closed", ...
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Pictures don't show up in Facebook if I use Ubuntu

A few days ago my browser(Firefox) has stopped loading images when using Facebook.com . I tried Google-chrome and it turned out that photos don't load up there too. However, The pictures show up ...
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Is it possible to use empathy in new facebook video chat? [closed]

Now, the facebook doesn't requires to install any plug-in to do video calls. So, with this new functionality, is it possible to use the video call with a facebook account in Empathy now?
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Facebook malayalam(regional font) in chrome looks way too small to read

Cannot see malayalam font in equal size as that of English in Facebook.com in chrome for Ubuntu. Also some letters appear big and all others too small. I would also want to increase the font colour to ...
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Facebook Chatting Software in Ubuntu

I wonder if there is any facebook chatting tool available for Ubuntu. The tool might contain these features: Chatting without opening facebook.com website Latest message alert Low bandwidth usage ...
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'Web App' programs (such as YouTube and FacebookMessenger installable webapps) don't work

I have problem with programs ex. FacebookMessenger and Youtube. The stay blank. Photos here: 1. 2.
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Ubuntu-touch facebook notifications are not received

I dont receive any facebook notification in my Aquarius e4,5. Access to facebook account is allowed in my phone. Is there necessary allow anything on facebook page or is there any known bug? Second ...
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How do I set up my Facebook account in Pidgin?

Can anyone provide me a walkthrough of how to set up Facebook on Pidgin?
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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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No “chat” option in Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 for facebook account

How can I make Online Accounts display the "Chat" option for Facebook so I could enable it for Empathy again? After upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04 there's only "Photos" option for Facebook in Settings ->...
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Is friends app not supported in ubuntu 14.10?

I was using friends app till I updated to 14.10.I used to get notifications, Since I updated the feeds are not getting updated and I am not getting any notification from the app. Is it not supported?
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Remove “FacebookMessenger” from indicator-messages menu

I have uninstalled a Facebook Messenger app, but it has left behind a menu item in the indicator-messages menu, as shown below: How can I remove this menu item?
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Cant access Google and facebook

I am using Ubuntu from last 5 years. From last 3 days i am experiencing a problem related to internet, I am unable to open either google.com or facebook.com for first half an hour, allother websites ...
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Facebook's flash game Marvel Avengers randomly rebooting my comp

I have Kuubntu 14.10 installed on my computer. It works perfectly, but if I launch Marvel Avengers games from Facebook, the game randomly reboots my computer without any warning. Does anyone has ...
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Pidgin shows hundreds of endless notifications of online facebook friends. How do I disable this?

I logged into facebook messenger on Pidgin. Now for about an hour afterwords I get endless notifications of people coming "online" on facebook. I can't find any option to disable this, but it's a real ...