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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 do I need to add to .gntrc for this?
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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 ...