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

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Regarding Facebook messages and Pidgin

This question seems to be kind of difficult to explain, so I haven't been able to find the answers anywhere for lack of search terms that I can think of. And maybe most people don't consider it a ...
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Where does Pidgin display Jabber Away Messages?

Pidgin only displays "Away" or "Extended Away" but not additional message. Where does Pidgin display custom Away Messages?
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How to receive texts in Ubuntu desktop

I would like to receive and send texts on Ubuntu desktop. I would be preferable to receive them via pidgin, and also when my phone is not present. I do not have bluetooth. It is a google voice ...
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Right package for JSON-GLib development headers

During configuration of one project, I got the error: checking for JSON... no no configure: error: You must have JSON-GLib >= 0.14.0 development headers installed to build. make: *** ...
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import Certificate in Pdgin for Microsoft Lync 2013

I follow this issue to configure PIdgin for MS Lync 2013 . I get this message : Web ticket request to https://rproxy.mycompany.com:443/CertProv/CertProvisioningService.svc failed Known ...
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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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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 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 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 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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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?
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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?