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

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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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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 ...
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Application crashes from command line but runs fine from Unity

General question: How can I most closely mimic via the terminal the way in which Unity executes a program? Hi I'm able to successfully run pidgin (2.10.3) from the Unity interface (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS), ...
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how to avoid skype showing chat window when using pidgin?

I may miss the forest for the trees, but I don't know how I can force the skype-pidgin-construct to only show pigding-chatwindows when a new message comes in. There is always the pidgin AND the skype ...
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pidgin-libnotify flagged for autoremove — why?

After installing network-manager-openvpn via the terminal, pidgin-libnotify was identified as redundant and available for autoremove. Did installing openvpn affect my installation of pidgin? Why is ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Pidgin Tray

Does not show the current status of pidgin in the system tray. Status always is Offline. how i can fix this? ps: pidgin works fine.
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How to stop pidgin to run at Ubuntu start up?

When I turn on laptop, with Ubuntu 12.04 installed, Pidgin Internet messanger appears in the list of the little letter from the right of the screen, up. I don't want pidgin start by itself. I want ...
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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 do I make Pidgin display its system tray icon on 13.04? [duplicate]

Pidgin's page in Software Center says I should install one of gnome-panel or kdebase-workspace-bin or docker to achieve this. I installed docker but nothing happened. Needless to say, I have "Show ...
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How do I get Glibc >= 2.16.0?

I know there are already built packages for Pidgin. I need to build Pidgin so I can build plug-ins. I need Glibc >= 2.16.0. Unfortunately, I get stuck in an endless dependency loop. I need ...
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How to view twitter with empathy?

So Pidgin would have been fine except it crashes after like 1 minute of opening with the error : Segmentation fault (core dumped) also some dbus error that I can't recreate now. And Empathy is ...
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cant install a thing! [duplicate]

OK. So when I try to install a something in the terminal, I get: E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution). I then try using apt-get -f install, but ...
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Port forward server through VPN connection

We currently use Pidgin to connect to a Sametime server, however for this to work, we must be connected to a VPN (Cisco). For 99% of us, there isn't an issue with having the Cisco VPN client ...
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Pidgin status icon in 13.04 / Raring Ringtail

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04. Looks great, but the Pidgin status icon does not appear in the upper right corner. How can I fix this?
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LXDE System Tray: Skype, Pidgin and other active applications not showing up

I'm running LXDE, and I've noticed that applications that normally minimize to the tray are not showing up in the try in LXDE. I don't have a specific system tray applet installed, and can't seem to ...
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installing pidgin - Package libdrm-nouveau1 cannot be removed

when i trying to install pidgin client, the installations paused and an error appeared. It says Package libdrm-nouveau1 cannot be removed." .. can you all help me?
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Auto answer with google video call?

Does any one know any way to set up auto-answer for google video calls on an Ubuntu machine? I don't care which client is used (Empathy, Pidgin, in-browser, anything else, etc.), and I don't care how ...
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pidgin after source compilation not working

I have downloaded the pidgin source code from the following location. http://www.pidgin.im/download/source/ After compilation, when i run the pidgin, i don't see any option for IM sites (like ...
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Pidgin unable to connect to GTalk

I can't believe I'm raising this question after years, but after a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.10, I'm unable to connect Pidgin to Google Talk. I use a Google Apps domain name, and the settings ...
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Xubuntu 12.10 : Can't add account to network application

When I try to add an account to Gwibber/Pidgin (which are not system apps), it sends me to the "System parameters". It is impossible for me to add account to this apps. Any idea where it can come from ...
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How to determine pidgin install path

I'm trying to determine the install location of Pidgin so I can add it to my application startup. I've looked at top but it doesn't show paths. How can I find out where it's installed?
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Finch: how to remap modkey to ctrl

I am desperately trying to remap the default mod-key (alt) to ctrl or super using finch. What to add to .gntrc for this? Thanks in Advance!
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What IM clients support Jabber and show notifications on the toolbar in Ubuntu 12.10?

I'm migrating from MacOS X back to Ubuntu, and trying to find an IM client I can use. I use IM quite a bit for work, so I really need to see notifications in the toolbar at the top of the screen. ...
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How can I make Pidgin a single-window application?

I can reduce Pidgin to two windows, but no further. The Buddy List is always separate from whatever grouped chat window I create. Is there any way to combine it? I have come across these plugins, ...
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Getting “account locked” error while trying to log in Yahoo! in “Pidgin Messenger”

It's been over 2 months that i get this error : "yahooID@yahoo.com Disabled Account locked: Too many failed login attempts. Logging into the Yahoo! website may fix this." I did log in to ...
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gm-notify and pidgin don't autostart

I quite recently upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04 so I'm still adjusting to the switch from gnome to unity. One new thing is the way I get notifications from gmail and pidgin. I've got it working so that ...
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Ubuntu One Synchronize Folder not working

I am trying to synchronize the Pidgin folder .purple in Ubuntu One. However it is not synchronizing. I was able to get this to work with a previous version of Ubuntu. I am currently running Ubuntu ...
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How to keep pidgin-libnotify not blacklisted from messaging menu?

I've been successfully using Pidgin since it was rebranded from Gaim and it has been integrated into messaging menu in Ubuntu. But now in 12.04 after uninstalling Empathy and installing Pidgin, ...
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How can I theme the Pidgin conversation window?

I have been looking for a way to theme the Pidgin conversation window to match my Ubuntu (12.10) theme. I have tracked it down to the gtkrc-2.0 (gtkrc-3.0?) file and now know that if a customized ...
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How to run pidgin and login automatically on startup

How to run pidgin minimized to Panel and login automatically with the enabled accounts at startup. I am using pidgin 2.10.3 on ubuntu 12.04.
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Full screen or more visible Skype, Pidgin, Empathy notifications?

I work in a shared office and I have the heaphones plugged in in order not to bother my colleagues with the poping sounds of chats and incoming calls. The problem is that I miss most of my calls and ...
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Pidgin tray icon disappears after switching to full-screen application. Bug or…?

I'm not sure if anyone has the same problem. It can be a problem of my own system, as I didn't find any signs of it in Google, that's why I'm not sure if it's worth a bug report. Preconditions: ...
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How to see conversation history in “Pidgin Messenger” when using Ubuntu?

I use "Pidgin" on Ubuntu instead of Yahoo Messenger, and i recently noticed that when i am offline and somebody writes me, "Pidgin" won't show it to me as offline messages, or when i write to my ...
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How to hide Pidgin Buddy list on startup?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10. Pidgin starts automatically on startup, but I want the buddy list window to starts minimized. I tried this: ...
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Pidgin icon not showing in system tray [duplicate]

Whenever I close Pidgin it stopped showing in system tray (after the upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10). The setting is "show system tray: always" in Pidgin.
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Pidgin Installation Has Missing Dependencies

I am a new user of Ubuntu and I realized that I might have installed a broken pidgin. When I initiate to install pidgin program from Software Center, a message box appear saying "Package Dependencies ...
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Messaging menu turn blue for no reason

I expect the "envelope" from the messaging menu to turn blue only where there is a pending notification (like a new mail or a new IM message). When I click it, I usually see from which app the ...
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Pidgin with sipe crash on start [closed]

I can't use Pidgin as Lync client after upgrading to ubuntu 12.10. It fall with an Segmentation fault error on startup. sergey@ws153:~$ pidgin `menu_proxy_module_load': pidgin: undefined symbol: ...
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Pidgin not present in 12.10 repositories, how do i get one?

I want to install Pidgin on my 12.10 clean install system. When I go to the Software Center and try to install the client I get an error saying:- Not found There isn’t a software package called ...
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How to integrate Pidgin on Ubuntu 12.10

I have just recently updated my system to Ubuntu 12.10 and I cannot integrate Pidgin with the toolbars any more! Can any one give me a clue on how to do it? Thanks
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How to integrate Pidgin and Evolution into the message indicator?

I upgraded to 12.10, I was using Unity 2d, but as it no longer exists I moved to gnome classic, something in the upgrade seems to have change the message indicator in the "Indicator Applet Complete". ...
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How can I add other online accounts?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and I'd like to add other online account (like QQ, weibo) in empathy or pidgin. How can I ?
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Whats the name of the dropdown panel with the IM status?

So I'm trying to work out whats the name of the drop down panel in Ubuntu, the one that lets you set your IM status (online, offline, invisible etc etc). I was on 12.04 and replaced Empathy with ...
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Python Access Pidgin Data Structure by Dbus

I recentely started to program in Python and making a script/plugin for Pidgin,i need to access PurpleConversationUiOps and use the has_focus field,based in some examples in documentation of Pidgin i ...
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Security problem with Pidgin? [closed]

Edit, courtesy of Google Translate: I use pidgin in ubuntu and open new windows appear with strange ids is speaking to me in English, actually generate any response messages automatically after I give ...
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Pidgin script with Python/ Get Focus Signal

I am creating a script in Python to integrate Pidgin with Unity (12.04), I've managed to do the counting notifications system using the Launcher API. But I dont know what event or signal is activated ...
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how to enable systray pidgin icon in notification area in 12.04 and nouveau?

The suggested solution: run dconf-editor open desktop -> unity -> panel set systray-whitelist to "['all']" doesn't work for nouveau. Where I have nvidia propetriary driver icon appeared ...
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Pidgin will not open with upgrade to 12.04

Clicking on the icon does nothing. When I try to open it from the command-line I get this error: pidgin: symbol lookup error: pidgin: undefined symbol: purple_dbus_get_connection I have updated ...