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Which programs use the new “Online Accounts”?

In Ubuntu Oneiric 11.10 it's possible to configure a Google Online Account. I'm able to configure this program to get access to Mail, Contacts, Calendar and Chat. But which programs use this data? ...
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Google keep asking for permission to authorize my online account

Seems like google accounts authorized are not persistent. Every time I reboot "online accounts" loses the permissions and I have to re-authorize Ubuntu. Is this the default behaviour? Is there any ...
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How to add support for new services to Friends?

With the new friends-app landing in Ubuntu, it occurred to me that adding support for Instagram in the timeline would be cool. I also thought I might take a stab at it myself, but I'm having a hard ...
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Why doesn't gnome-online-accounts accept a Google “application specific password”?

I use 2-step verification with Google, so when giving permission to gnome-online-accounts to access my Google account, I have to type in the authentication code as well. That's just fine, it's how ...
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Can't delete Facebook and Google in Online Accounts! Where is the config file for Ubuntu Online Accounts located?

since today I have an issue with my Ubuntu Online Account Settings. I started Empathy to log into my messengers, but I got an error that Facebook, Google and MSN need an authentication. I tried to ...
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Can't connect facebook to online accounts in 13.04

Just install 13.04 and am having trouble setting up online accounts with facebook. It opens up firefox and when I log in it comes up with a security warning. Any ideas why this is or what I could do ...
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Ubuntu Gnome Facebook login error

I am not able to login into Facebook on online accounts of Gnome Ubuntu 13.10. Always get this message (shown in screenshot) Your popup is too small to display this page. Please enlarge it to ...
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“Applications can no longer access your Online Account”

As soon as I start my computer this message appears: Applications can no longer access your ...@gmail.com Online Account Choose Online Accounts from the user menu to reinstate access to this ...
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How to integrate gnome-online-accounts?

There is a new feature called gnome-online-accounts, which has been introduced in Gnome3 , but its still not integrated into Ubuntu 11.10. Does anyone know how to get this working?
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Google online account is always asking for access grant [closed]

When I open my user session in Ubuntu 12.10, System Settings tray icon in top panel is always in red mentioning that some online account needs internet access grant. Yet, It's always Google and only ...
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Prox* authentication issue with online accounts (12.10)

I want to use Ubuntu's online accounts feature to access my Facebook account. The thing is, my school has a proxy server you have to use to access https sites. So I configured my proxy settings ...
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Why won't my Ubuntu GNOME accept my google password?

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. I integrated my Google account with it. But every time I login GNOME asks for my google account password. But when I give it, it simply wont accept it! I am 100% sure I ...
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How to remove “online accounts” from “system settings”?

I uninstalled "Unity" and use "Gnome Shell" instead, but the new "online accounts" was still in the "system settings" menu. How can I completely remove it? I tried the command below but it doesn't ...
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What's the purpose of the Ubuntu Online Accounts extension in Firefox?

On my Ubuntu 14.04, there is a Firefox extension "Ubuntu Online Accounts 0.5", installed by the package xul-ext-webaccounts (which is in the default install). What is the purpose of this extension? ...
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Adding Facebook Online Account - “application you are trying to use doesn't exist or has been disabled” [closed]

I noticed on April 9 that Empathy wasn't connecting to Facebook Chat, so I opened Online Accounts, and it appears that I needed to authorize Ubuntu to access Facebook. But then I couldn't do that - ...
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How do I set Facebook, Twitter and GMail accounts in the Ubuntu 13.04 online accounts? [duplicate]

Yesterday I updgraded my Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.04. I have apparently set my Twitter and my Google account (GMail, Google+, Google Docs, etc.) but I haven't could set my Facebook account. When I ...
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Empathy doesn't connect to facebook accout

in System settings >> Online accounts when i add facebook account it redirects me to the browser and opens a webpage in the photo below and do nothing after that any help ??
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What is the best multi-account Twitter client?

I used Gwibber in the past to follow two Twitter accounts I have. To distinguish between the two, it was possible to assign a different colour to each account. Now I'm trying to use Gwibber again but ...
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OAuth/Authenticating user for Unity Lenses

Trying to create a lens that would touch a web service that requires oauth authentication. And a search here, netted me this: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity/Lenses I was using this tutorial to ...
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Online Accounts - Linkedin [closed]

When trying to add Linkedin to online accounts, I keep getting Invalid redirect_uri. This value must match a URL registered with the API Key
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Online account does not show all Google calendars

I added a Google account to the "online accounts" manager of Ubuntu. My Google account has 3 calendars. One private, school and work. Currently only the items from my private calendar are shown in the ...
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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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How do I change address books in gnome-contacts?

How do I reset the settings of gnome-contacts? I want to switch from the local address book to use the GMail address book. When gnome-contacts is launched for the first time it offers us two ...
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What are online accounts and how do they work?

While playing around with my 11.10 install I found a section under the "MeMenu?" which was labeled "Online Accounts" What is this feature and how does it work?
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Appearance, Online accounts disappeared in System Settings in Ubuntu 13.10

I was installing some apps and icons then I noticed that there were about 4 games installed, so I went to the Software Centre to remove them. Then I wanted to add my Facebook account to Online ...
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How to configure proxy for online account authentication

When I try to register a new online account the authentication screen just hangs and finally ends in "An error occured while loading the authenication page". I have tried to do this both at work ...
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How secure is gnome-online-accounts?

As with anything that wants my passwords I want to know about the how safe it is to use the gnome-online-accounts [g-o-a] feature (and how it can be exploited). I'm only interested in the Google part ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 asking Google permission

This question is related. So every time I boot Ubuntu it keeps asking for a Google account permission and I have to go to system settings and click on Grant access every time. How do I fix it?
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Ubuntu 13 Online Accounts keeps closing [closed]

Im on Ubuntu 13 now, whenever I open Online Accounts or Accounts in Empathy my accounts page comes up for a few seconds then closes, so I cant add accounts? Tried restarting and running an update, ...
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How do I set up my online accounts?

It used to be found in the System Settings in 11.10 but I guess it's been replaced by Privacy in 12.04. I tried to set it up by using the Contacts app but I accidentally closed the option to add my ...
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Facebook account

Ubuntu 13.04. If I try to connect Facebook from online accounts (I mean the option in Ubuntu general settings), I see a small browser window with title signon-ui appearing, but remaining empty. Then, ...
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Facebook integration in Empathy doesn't work in 12.10

The new web apps feature is fun, I've set up everything as it should be, but Empathy still doesn't connect to Facebook. When I go to the "Online-accounts" dialog and open the Empathy options dialog ...
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How do I remove my Ubuntu One account?

I don't want to cancel a subscription to a service. That is all that I could find with 'How to eliminate/deactivate Ubuntu One account?' Search. On the Ubuntu One page there is a FAQ with the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Online accounts

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 and when setting up the online accounts for face book it said Ubuntu would like to post to your friends on your behalf. What does this message mean?
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Can't find/remove online account from Evolution

I have two accounts set up in evolution that I'm not able to remove nor from Evolution itself neither from the online account panel. In evolution the "Delete" button is disabled when I select those ...
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Google asks me to login every time I reboot

My online account for Google loses the password every time I reboot my machine. I have a two tier log in to my Google account as it is managed by my employer. I am aware that this has been dealt ...
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gnome-online-account remembers my google password?

I just added my google account to gnome-online-account, assuming it'd use OAuth. I should mention I use two factor authentication. I wrote in my google password + my verification key (but chose not ...
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FreshBooks Online Account

I'm developing an application that connects to FreshBook's API. I can either integrate the account authentication process within my application, or I can develop an Online Account that could be used ...
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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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Online accounts in Ubuntu 12.10 not connecting

I added my facebook and google accounts to Ubuntu online accounts recently but I keep getting the message "Connection to example@gmail.com failed No reason specified." Im not able to connect to any of ...
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Synchronize Ubuntu online accounts and Gnome online accounts

Currently there are two tools for managing online accounts available in Ubuntu, the Ubuntu Online Accounts and the Gnome Online Accounts. There are also two kinds of software using either of these ...
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Cannot connect to online accounts in Empathy (Ubuntu 12.10)

All my online accounts that connect to Empathy for IM will not work. Empathy gives an error message of "No reason specified" for each one. Gwibber works fine, so it seems to be a problem more related ...
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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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Facebook in online accounts

I have g-mail configured in online accounts. But when trying to add other accounts, such as Facebook and Linkedin, I am not able to do so, since the account type I am able to select is only google. Is ...
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Online-accounts not recognized by gnome-shell-google-calendar

Hey everybody I'm running Ubuntu 13.04, and everything works fine, except when I'm trying to implement the gnome-shell-google-calendar according to this guide. It works, except that my ...
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Will GNOME Online Accounts ever support Ubuntu One?

Like the title of the question says, is Ubuntu One integration with GNOME Online Accounts on the roadmap for Ubuntu?
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Twitter is missing from the list of Online Accounts in Ubuntu 14.04 - GNOME

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with GNOME shell and from the list of "Add an Online Account", Twitter is missing. Below is a screenshot: http://imgur.com/Hgi5Q07.png Any idea why?
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Whenever I delete Jabber and Yahoo from my online accounts list, they reappear

Whenever I delete Jabber and Yahoo from my online accounts list, they reappear after a restart. Because of this, whenever I open login, I get a large number of popups asking for my Yahoo password: ...
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What happened to Facebook in Online Accounts - 13.10?

I apologize if this was previously answered, but it seems like we're not able to add Facebook as one of our "Online Accounts" all of a sudden in 13.10. I was notified today that it was unable to ...
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Ubuntu Contacts and Google - how to sync?

I would like to use the contacts app in Ubuntu to pick up and sync with my Google contacts. This way they will be there on my phone and my other computers. I see no way to do this. Can anyone help ...