Multi-platform instant messaging client (formerly named Gaim). It was the default chat client before the 9.10 release.

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How to integrate Pidgin with Ubuntu “Online Accounts” (14.04)

The title says it all. How can I integrate Pidgin with the default "Online Accounts" that comes with Ubuntu 14.04, just like Empathy does. Pidgin already shows up in the "envelop" icon in the menu ...
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Cannot install pidgin

I am trying to install pidgin-ppa from software centre but it's showing The installation or removal of a software package failed perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that ...
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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 do I assign a keyboard shortcut to a menu option in a program?

I am trying to assign a keyboard shortcut to a checkbox in a Pidgin windows. Specifically, how do I create a keyboard shortcut that will toggle the enable plugin checkbox in the Pidgin plugin window, ...
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How can I simplify the Finch interface?

I am using Finch, the text-based version of Pidgin. It uses a library called GNTRC to create a windowing interface in text. Personally, I find it a bit complicated. Is there a simpler text interface?
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How can I start Pidgin maximised if maximus doesn't do it?

I use maximus to force applications to open in a maximized window, as suggested in this answer. [1] However, Pidgin message windows are not affected. When I start Pidgin, my buddy list doesn't appear ...
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Pidgin suddenly not working w/ Yahoo (or vice versa)?

I've been using Pidgin (Pidgin 2.7.0-2.fc11 (libpurple 2.7.0) 32fe1057ca848b424a0de8df380081e61a62db3b) to login to my yahoo chat accounts for years, and everything was working fine until late ...
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Pidgin plugins/features on a per-account basis?

I use Pidgin to login with multiple accounts at the same time. Can I turn on and configure plugins on a per-account basis? For example, I want "message notifications" when a buddy of ...
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Pidgin OCS Certificate

Running Ubuntu 13.10, Pidgin 2.10.7, with the SIP plugin pidgin-sipe 1.16.1-1. I connect to my work intranet using a VPN. I want to use Pidgin for IM with coworkers who are on site and using ...
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Trouble with troubleshooting the VPN and PIDGIN

I bought a Kerio account(VPN account) recently and I Run it by its service. Like this: service kerio-kvc start Then the PIDGIN application can not connect to the server. I use following command to ...
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Pidgin and Gtalk (online version) don't always synchronize

I use Pidgin to chat with my YM and GTalk friends. Usually, when I am signed into my Gmail account and I'm also connected to Pidgin, I receive my messages in both my browser-integrated Gtalk window ...
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Is there any REAL Skype alternative where I can add my Skype friends (without asking them to join to a new app)?

I have installed Skype but, despite the recent updates, it still seems to have bugs. Anyway, I am looking for an alternative for it, and I saw from internet that there are plenty of Open Source ...
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like or comment notification in pidgin

I am new in ubuntu and I am using Ubuntu 13 and pidgin. I am using facebook login in pidgin. I want to get the like or comment notification also through pidgin. Can I get like or comment ...
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Security measures for Thunderbird and Pidgin

I want to install Thunderbird and Pidgin. Is it safe to give passwords in these applications. Please tell me what security measures should be taken while using these kinds of applications.
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Limiting Pidgin indicator-messages in notification bar?

Ubuntu 13.04 here - notification-indicator for pidgin displays an enthusiastic amount of chat-history to the point where the panel scrollbar is a couple of screen heights. I'm sure some folks would ...
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Unable to launch pidgin

Using pidgin from the command-line or launching it via the indicator is not working. I've tried reinstalling it, but the issue persists: $ pidgin The program 'pidgin' is currently not installed. You ...
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Pidgin does not load all messages in a correspondence?

I use Pidgin to chat with Gmail contacts. In cases when: PC is off A message was not sent from pidgin I do not get these messages in the pidgin. Is there a way to fix this? For example, if I ...
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Pidgin window getting smaller after restoring from tray (Ubuntu 13.10)

Does anyone have this problem? I usually use easystroke for managing ubuntu distro's, but this bug is there whether I use or not easystroke. When I close the buddy list and then reopen it by indicator ...
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How to add pidgin to recognised devices on facebook?

I'm using facebook with pidgin messenger, and each time I log-in facebook sends me an sms telling me that an unrecognised device connected to my facebook acoount. I can use it, there's no error on ...
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How can my connection persist even when I suspend?

Using Ubuntu 12.04 with all updates; since yesterday everytime my computer goes to suspend somehow my internet connection is lost how it's supposed to be but it attemps to connect every single minute ...
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How to hide the `away` buddies in Pidgin?

How to hide the away buddies in Pidgin? I use Pidgin for managing multiple accounts and it would be really nice to hide the away buddies.
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How to transfer chat conversation history of Pidgin from one computer to another?

I am moving to a new computer. Is it possible to have all the chat history transferred from the old PC to the new one?
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How to permanently remove “@public.talk.google.com” contact from Pidgin?

Every day I remove a weird contact from Pidgin - the contact which looks like 12fgh4j84393j@public.talk.google.com and the next day it appears. Even more, this belongs to a contact I removed months ...
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Clicking Pidgin message in Ubuntu 13.10 indicator menu doesn't focus on message

When I get a message on Pidgin, if I click the notification in the indicator panel, it doesn't bring the message into focus. It highlights that the message has been opened in the Unity dock, but I ...
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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 IM-window to appear if a new message arrive, and to disable the blue ...
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Setting PIdgin up for Lync2013

I having difficulty setting up pidgin to work with my company's microsoft 365's communicator lync 2013 (not 2010) account. I either receive a message stating authentication failed, or Incompatible ...
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Pidgin is getting hanged

Yesterday, when I was trying answer a question on tor I installed it on my machine and at that point, it displayed a message saying a pidgin-XXX is not needed any more and hence run sudo apt-get ...
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How can I change the behavior of enter key in pidgin?

I want to use enter as a new line key and send messages using ctrl+enter. How can I rebind the behavior of the keys?
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Empathy AND Pidgin fail chatting “people nearby”

I can't use either Empathy or Pidgin to reply to some users using the "people nearby" / people near me / bonjour / avahi protocol. I can receive messages from them, it will arrive on my machine, but ...
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GUI-Control to small - Liferea and Pidgin

"Multi-Select" with hight 0px. I can't see the attachment list in Liferea. My Problem is exactly described over here: http://sourceforge.net/p/liferea/bugs/987/ I am using Liferea 1.8.3 on 12.10. The ...
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I want Pidgin links opened in Chromium not in Firefox

When I attempt to open a link in Pidgin it opens the link with Firefox. I prefer Chromium. I have Chromium set as the default application in the System Settings folder, but Firefox still opens the ...
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Facebook contacts not appearing in friends list though I am able to connect to facebook in pidgin

Finally I am able to connect pidgin to facebook. Chat works fine. But now I am facing another issue. I am not able to see my friends in pidgin list (though I can receive their messages in a separate ...
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changing pidgin conversation

as you can see in this picture: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/716/hqj5.jpg/ I (=ich) am writing in a different colour then my friend. How can I change that?
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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? With best regards New Ubuntu User
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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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having Error:BrokenCount>0

I was installing pidginfacebookchat-1.69.deb package from a 3rd party "https://code.google.com/p/pidgin-facebookchat/" but after installing it from the Ubuntu Software Center, an error appeared Items ...
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Can I make user list in Empathy more compressed?

Can I make user list in Empathy more compressed? I thought Pidgin's list is too lax, but Empathy is even more so. For comparison, here's Empathy for Ubuntu (left) and QIP for Windows (right):
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How can I make little padlocks appear with Pidgin Encryption?

I am running Pidgin 2.10.7 on Ubuntu 12.04, with Pidgin Encryption 3.1. Encryption is working (as far as I can tell), but I don't get a little padlock icon when talking to someone over encrypted chat. ...
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Pidgin systray disappeared suddenly in 13.04 with Unity

About since a week only the pidgin systray disappeared (maybe after an ubuntu update). Pidgin works well, but it can be seen only in the message indicator. I tried restart Unity, I tried reboot, but ...
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Neither pidgin or empathy receive offline Gmail chat messages [closed]

I can't recive any offline message from Gmail chat. I need to get them. I set up pidgin and empathy whith my Gmail account, but they only receive messages when I am online. What do I do?
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Zombies are taking over my computer

I can see several zombie processes in my computer. How can I get rid of them? In fact, why does there exist vlc and pidgin zombies? It this a bug in Ubuntu or something I have done? Thanks! ps aux ...
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Repair package catalogue in ubuntu 12.04 due to Pidgin facebook chat Plugin

I tried to install facebook chat plugins for Pidgin, and the package was broken. So, now I can't install or remove any package. The software center is showing Repair package catalog dialogue. I tried ...
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How can I integrate Pidgin with the indicator/messaging menu without displaying popups?

Since the usability gods work in mysterious ways, in 13.04 it's no longer possible to whitelist systray icons that I want to see. While the messaging menu is less useful than the flashing Pidgin icon ...
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Saving chat logs in Empathy and Pidgin on 11.04

I have been using Ubuntu 11.04 since Fall of 2011, and in that time I've accumulated some chat logs that I would very much like to preserve. I've used empathy and/or pidgin as my chat client of ...
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Show buddy when offline

In Pidgin, if a buddy is online, I can right click "Show When Offline", and I'll continue seeing the buddy in my list when he logs off. However, what if the buddy is offline when I want to do ...
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how to keep pop-ups on the *same* workspace as buddylist?

Using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Pidgin. Is there a way to keep Pidgin's notifications (contact signs on, file is being offered, etc) on the SAME workspace as the Pidgin buddy list? In other words, Pidgin ...
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Open an Application without an icon showing up in Unity (Ubuntu 12.4)

I'm trying to set it up such that after I open Pidgin, the application opens without showing an icon in the unity launcher. Because Pidgin already has a way to open the window through the top-bar, I ...
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Load Pidgin from the command line and join an IRC channel

I would like to be able to add a function to my .bashrc or .profile file in Ubuntu 13.04 that loads Pidgin and automatically joins a given IRC channel. Is this possible?
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Neither Empathy nor Pidgin work

I tried Pidgin on my Ubuntu 12.04 and it showed a very buggy behaviour. It could never connect to gtalk and even crashed sometimes in the process. So I decided to switch to Empathy. But it has its own ...