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

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What does this icon mean in Pidgin's buddy list?

What does this icon mean in Pidgin's buddy list? I can't figure it out. No specific tool-tip appears when hovering the mouse pointer over it, only the status of the user, which appears when you ...
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Microsoft Lync on Kubuntu + problem with Pidgin-sipe

I'm new to this forum, but I follow it already since a time on Internet. But now I have a question I couldn't find a ready-made answer for. I've been convoked to a team meeting via Microsoft Lync web ...
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How to grant root privileges when I generate an OTR key in Pidgin

I recently installed Pidgin on my Ubuntu machine along with OTR plugin. When I tried to generate a key, I get the following error in my console: >> Could not write private key file I think ...
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Can I initiate a video chat with Pidgin and Google Talk/Hangouts?

I have Pidgin configured properly for Google/XMPP and I also have gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg and gstreamer0.10-plugins-multiverse installed on my system. Can't figure out how I would initiate a video call ...
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Is there a captcha plugin for Pidgin?

When I go to a jabber conference I need to follow the links in the browser and enter a Captcha, but it's not convenient. I know a couple of other programs where you can do the captcha within the ...
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Pidgin “Send screenshot” plugin

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 (x64) with Pidgin 2.10.9 (libpurple 2.10.9) and I cannot install "Send screenshot" plugin from .deb package on it'official site. If I try to, Software Center notifies me about ...
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How to compile and install Pidgin client and add Google Talk (~ Hangouts) into it?

How does one compile and install Pidgin client and add Google Talk (~ Hangouts) into it on Ubuntu? Not only it is possible, but with relatively high security.
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Fix problem during update [duplicate]

I remove pidgin from my computer, but still when I am updating it is showing the following Failed massage. I tried to solve the problem with This. But unfortunately did not help. Is there a way to ...
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Pidgin/XMPP connection failure

I'm trying to run an OpenFire XMPP server on my computer so that everyone in my home can communicate locally, from my computer. So I installed the XMPP server and pidgin, got Adium (apple Mac IM ...
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Pidgin screenshot capture plugin not workin with Sametime account

I have Sametime account configured on Pidgin chat client. I tried to install following plug-in in order to send screenshots but its not working: ...
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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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Pidgin IM and Thunderbird Won't Work Over VPN Connection

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 with GNOME shell and recently configured an OpenVPN connection to VPNBook (http://www.vpnbook.com). After successfully making the VPN connection though, Pidgin IM, Evolution ...
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How to Uninstall Pidgin without Removing the whole Desktop System

Pidgin used to be good but can't find any use for it anymore. When I try to uninstall, Synaptic tells me it will remove the Mate Desktop Environment too. Is there a way to only uninstall Pidgin ...
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problems with pidgin-sipe and office 365

does anyone have problems logging into office365 IM via pidgin-sipe? This was working for me a week ago, then I have come back from holiday today and its not working, error is unable to authenticate ...
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How to upgrade pidgin

I've just installed pidgin in Ubuntu and even done $ sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install pidgin. However, when I check its version, it is still 2.10.9. And this version has some problems, which were ...
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Pidgin remove account?

I just install Pidgin. I cannot login facebook chat with Pidgin anymore (API deprecated), so Pidgin stuck at connecting status. How can I open account manager to remove the FB account and add another ...
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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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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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(ubuntu phone) is anyone planing on making a messenger for xmpp

Is anyone planing on making a messenger for Ubuntu phone which can handle xmpp (excluding webapps because there is no point of using it if it cant notify you that you have a message) I would really ...
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Not receiving GTalk audio/video calls in Pidgin

I'm using a system based on Ubuntu 14.04. Recently a mate wanted to call me via GTalk. He is using the Gmail web interface, I - Pidgin. No popup about the call was shown. Why?
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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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Find previous conversations or chats with multiple contacts in Pidgin

In Pidgin I have enabled the history plugin, and I can also view the logs in a single contact conversation by selecting "Conversation -> View Log", just as mentioned here. But I can't find a window ...
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How to make windows from an application start with “Always on Visible Workspace”

The main use case is pidgin windows. I make use of all 4 workspaces and I want any pidgin window that pops up to be visible in any of the workspaces I'm currently working in, and stay visible ...
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log out of pidgin after closing main buddy list window?

This is the behavior I desire, am used to in general, and actually had on 12.04, but it seems not to be happening on 14.04. Since the pidgin devs claim this is fixed I'm assuming this is a ...
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Force Pidgin to acept an invalid certificate

I am getting the following error on Pidgin 2.10.10-3.fc20 (libpurple 2.10.10). How can I force it to accept an invalid certificate? (According to this bug report it should be capable). Here's ...
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Unable to use pidgin with proxy

I am unable to use Pidgin through my institute network which has proxy(for my yahoo account). The solution suggested in this link does not work with me. I did a lot of googling ,yet I couldn't find a ...
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Option 'Use GNOME proxy settings' is not visible in pidgin proxy settings?

I cannot set my Pidgin proxy settings to "Use GNOME proxy settings". I remember this option was visible before. How can I fix this?
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How To Encrypt Pidgin account Passwords

we know that pidgin stores password in plaintext in this file: /home/username/.purple/accounts.xml is there any way to encrypt passwords stored in this file ?
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Pidgin IRC Notifications

Done a bit of reading but can't find any answers, and most of the questions were asked years ago. With the "Libnotify" plugin enabled on pidgin, I get balloon notifications when I receive a new IM ...
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Get mention notifications in Pidgin's Campfire plugin

Mention notifications seem not to work with Pidgin's Campfire plugin. Tried these plugins Nick Siad Highlight Any ideas?
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How to install standalone LINE or LINE plugin for Pidgin in Kubuntu 14.04?

I want to use LINE in my Kubuntu 14.04. Unfortunately LINE has no official release for Linux. I found some unconfirmed sources of installing LINE in Linux. I tried LINE with Wine, but it did not work ...
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Give aliases to rooms in Empathy?

I join a XMPP server from Empathy (via Jabber), and I can manually join groups via names like group-1 and group-2046. The groups on this platform have actual names though (so group-2048 could be ...
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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 ...
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How to reply to from popup Pidgin notification message itself in unity?

I want to reply to IM notification of pidgin popup in unity desktop, rather than opening a new window of concern IM. It would be much better to rply from popup notification message itself of piding. ...
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Can't access IRC on WiFi

I had been away from Ubuntu for quite a while, but now I fully migrated to it, and I'm quite happy with it. However, after a year or so, when I tried to login to Freenode, I saw that I can not connect ...
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Group Chat of Skype in pidgin

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, Pidgin 2.10.9, Skype 4.3.0.37 and skype-pidgin 20130613+svn660+dfsg-1. I am able to do individual chats of skype on pidgin without issues. However, whenever a group chat is ...
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unlock app from root

i tried to lock pidgin application through the following code written on another thread jai@frank-Jai:~$ sudo chown root:root /usr/bin/pidgin [sudo] password for jai: $$$$$$ jai@frank-Jai:~$ sudo ...
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Can send Pidgin sound to laptop speakers when headphones are plugged in?

Is it possible to control sound output per application? I'd like to set things up so that when my headphones are plugged in, most sound goes to the headphones (e.g. music), but sound from Pidgin ...
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How to set default spellchecker on Pidgin?

I'm using Pidgin and I'm using en_US as default Ubuntu language . But I want to use pt_PT as default spellchecker on Pidgin. How I do that?
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Pidgin will not connect to MSN any longer

About 3 weeks ago, pidgin stopped connecting to the MSN network and I get the "Connection error from Notification server: Connection refused" message. This issue occurs in both my Ubuntu 12.04 machine ...
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Lost all my friends from Pidgin

A friend helped me add ubuntu and consequently Pidgin Internet Messenger for all three of my chat accounts. All the Pidgen icons are at the top right of my screen. I opened it this morning, all was ...
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use empathy for Google Hangout chat

I added Google Account in "Online accounts". but chat is not working in empathy. I did all sorts of authorization. all the time its showing connecting and some times asks me to reconnect or edit ...
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tox pidgin plugin for Ubuntu

I would like to add the tox plugin in pidgin. There is only a really complicated tutorial how to create it yourself at https://wiki.tox.im/Tox_Pidgin_Protocol_Plugin I would prefer an automatic ...
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Skype plugin for Pidgin not working

I have tried all kinds of solutions proposed here and in the wild, however, I cannot add my Skype account to Pidgin. When I open "add new account" dialogue, I can choose between Skype and Skype-Dbus ...
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Failed to install pidgin-whatsapp in Ubuntu 14.10 (Error - Failed to fetch PPA) [duplicate]

I am a new Ubuntu user. In the process of installing WhatsApp into Ubuntu 14.10, and while I have successfully installed Pidgin, I am facing problems when installing whatsapp-purple plugin for Pidgin. ...
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How do I generate a new OTR key for Pidgin

I accidentally leaked my OTR key. How do I generate a new one in Pidgin?
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Why Pidgin doesn't maintain the information of accounts

I used to use Pidgin but in last installation of Ubuntu when I installed the program, It seems doesn't work as well and I don't know why, But whenever I create an account and after exiting the ...
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Shared .purple directory with other user

I want to have this same archive of pidgin for two users. I figured out that I have to move existing .purple directory to directory available by both users, and then create symbolic links. But I have ...
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How to install Yahoo Messenger on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I'm from India and I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my machine since last year and a half. So, my issue is: How should I install Yahoo Messenger on my machine? Installing Yahoo Messenger on Windows ...
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Applications run, don't display

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux. The preinstalled programs work fine, but anything that I download from Ubuntu Software Center such as Pidgin or Chromium or from online runs (I can hear the sounds of ...