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

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How can I open irc:// links in Pidgin from Chromium?

I want to open irc:// links in pidgin from chromium. When i am logged-in to a irc server(irc.freenode.net) running purple-url-handler irc://irc.freenode.net/#ubuntu in terminal works fine. But when ...
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Audio/Video chat in IM

I've recently migrated to Linux Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from Windows. To make this decision successful, I am trying to find solutions to preserve my old internet practices. Instant Messaging is one of them. ...
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Why does Pidgin refuse to connect to Facebook Chat?

I have searched around the net for a solution to my problem. I gave myself an account user name for facebook so I could use the chat in Pidgin 2.10.3. However, no matter what I do, Pidgin refuses to ...
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Are there any other IM clients other than empathy and pidgin that support google talk?

As stated above. I need something similar to Google talk and it should be more stable than empathy. I dont like Pidgin, for it's interface makes it difficult to set statuses more often... Please let ...
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How do I configure Pidgin to allow video chat with people using WLMessenger?

I have a Windows Live ID and I use it to talk with my friends, who use Windows Live Messenger 2009 or 2011. I've adopted Pidgin as my main conversation client because it is universal and it is ...
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How to disable auto open window in Pidgin?

when my friends write me a new conversation in pidgin open immediatly a new window. Can I disable show a new window? I want only a notify in tray ... tnx
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Corrupt Pidgin - Unable to remove

I recently installed Pidgin and tried to install pidgin-facebookchat. Ubuntu software center now says that pidgin is corrupt so I press repair but nothing gets fixed. I've tried sudo apt-get purge ...
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HTML in Pidgin conversations

Is there a plugin or hidden feature in Pidgin that parses HTML in chats? I couldn't find anything on the web.
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How do you end Pigdin when it's hung?

So I have pidgin messenger and after I installed it and configured it, it hasn't initialized properly. I can see to the left on my launcher that its supposedly on because it is marked but I can't ...
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Why does Pidgin start twice?

I am using Xubuntu. When I boot it up, pidgin comes in twice and chromium starts. I want only pidgin to start once, and no chromium. Also, if I completely kill all pidgin and reboot, it only comes up ...
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Lync (formerly Office Communicator) with pidgin-sipe => Read Error

I always could connect to my companys Microsoft Lync network which is based on SIP. There is an addon for Pidgin called pidgin-sipe. Everything worked fine unless the company changed something weird. ...
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Who is responsible for pidgin-plugin-pack in Ubuntu repositories?

My Ubuntu 12.04 still has pidgin-plugin-pack package version 2.6.3-2, but the latest one is 2.7.0 Who is responsible for this package? How to update from 2.6.3 to 2.7.0 in Ubuntu repositories?
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Audio / Video Options disabled in Pidgin when using Yahoo Voice Video

Please help me rightly configure my pidgin to enable yahoo voice/video. Pidgin version 2.10.3 Conversation > Media > Audio / Video Options are disabled :(
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Where's the “flash tray icon on new message” feature in pidgin?

I've had this feature before, but in 12.04 I can't seem to find it. I've tried installing the pidgin-plugin-pack, but no luck. If anyone knows about a plugin with this feature, please do tell! Thank ...
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Using Pidgin with Empathy themes?

Empathy's "Ubuntu" Theme Is quite attractive. Is there any way of using empathy themes on pidgin(specifically the Ubuntu Theme)?
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is Pidgin bugged? I cannot set it up for facebook [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Pidgin, how to set up facebook I've tried almost all options and used this guide (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pidgin#Facebook_XMPP) to set up Pidgin for my ...
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Disable spell checker in Pidgin

How can I disable spell checker in Pidgin? Any idea? I searched on the web, but didn't find anything.
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empathy and pidgin cannot connect to AIM

I'm on 11.10 and after an update last week I can no longer connect to AIM with Empathy or Pidgin. I can connect with Kopete so I know it's not the AIM account. I've tried deselecting "use clientLogin" ...
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pidgin, invisible…but to everyone? Can it be customized?

I was wondering if MSN can be customized in Piding? I mean I am invisible....but to everyone, I simply cannot figure out how to be invisible only to certain people or groups. Any ideas? Thanks.
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How do I set up my Facebook account in Pidgin?

Can anyone provide me a walkthrough of how to set up Facebook on Pidgin?
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how to enable xmpp chat in empathy

since nimbuzz have no linux version I am using pidgin to chat with nimbuzz friends . pidgin can handle nimbuzz via xmpp protocol but now I want to do it via empathy .How to do it , Edit: I tried ...
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How to enable clickable notifications for pidgin? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make Gwibber notifications clickable? I want to make the notifications ballons for pidgin clickable, so I can click on it and it should take me throgh direct to ...
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Is there a way to avoid Skype and Pidgin windows to show up at startup

I have both Skype and Pidgin set up to automatically launch and sign in at startup and I do want that. However, what I hate is that every time I boot or reboot, both window show up open and I have to ...
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Facebook username too long in Pidgin

Currently when chatting in pidgin my name that is displayed whenever I send a chat is too long and makes reading the chat difficult and sometimes confusing. Is there a way to make the display name ...
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How can I retain my pidgin installation when upgrading to the newer versions of ubuntu?

Every time I have upgraded to the newest version of Ubuntu, it removes pidgin during the upgrade and gives me empathy, I don't want empathy, hence why I downloaded pidgin. Is there a way to make it ...
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Sometimes invisible Pidgin

I have MSN, XMPP, SIPE (with plugin) and Skype (with plugin) in my Pidgin configured. If I open Pidgin through Unity launcher, Unity menu or with autostart sometimes the Pidgin main contact window is ...
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How to make Pidgin the default “chat” client in messaging menu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I remove Empathy, and integrate Pidgin? If I remove Empathy and install Pidgin (which handles notifications a bit better than Empathy), then how to I replace ...
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Changing the default IM app away from Pidgin

Is there a way to change the default instant messaging application, in Xubuntu, so that the status icons, in the task bar, apply to a different app, like Twinkle? If not, can I remove the status ...
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How do I use Empathy default emoticons on Pidgin? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the empathy smilies (from maverick) in Pidgin? I dropped Empathy for Pidgin but I wanted those emoticons from Empathy on 11.10 to appear in Pidgin. I ...
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Webcam support in Pidgin for Yahoo! protocol?

Today I reinstalled Ubuntu and I'm using Yahoo! Messenger under Pidgin. I don't know if it supports video chat. Does Pidgin have webcam support when connected to Yahoo!?
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Will removing Empathy (for Pidgin) break my desktop integration?

The question (here) answers the question about whether or not Empathy can be replaced with Pidgin. What it doesn't answer is whether or not removing Empathy (via Software Centre) will break Ubuntu ...
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Pidgin menus don't show up, neither in the application or the global menu [closed]

I installed Pidgin as it has a great add-on for Office communicator that works really well... However I can't add any new contacts because there's no menu! I can open the "buddy list" and it shows my ...
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Unable to connect to Google Talk using Pidgin (SASL error)

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10, Pidgin stopped connecting to any Jabber service (Google Talk and a local IM). The weird thing is, the same configuration works on a laptop with Ubuntu 11.10, but ...
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Configure Empathy with Office Communicator 2007

I am using Pidgin with Sipe to connect with Office Communicator 2007. Is it is possible with Empathy? I had imported from Pidgin but it is not working.
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How do I install Adium themes in Pidgin? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Adium theme for Pidgin? Any chance to install adium themes in pidgin on Ubuntu 11.10? I try tutorials for 9.10 and 10.10 but unsuccessful. Update 25 Nov ...
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Desktop notification sounds not working after recent upgrades

After recent updates, desktop notification sounds stopped working. For example, sounds in pidgin no longer work. But when I go to Pidgin sound preferences and preview the sounds, they work. Also the ...
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How to change shortcut in pidgin?

I use pidgin to chat... At the moment Alt-S launches Smiles, does anyone know how to change it to send the message?
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How to hide status in pidgin? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to hide status message in Pidgin? I am using QQ (an IM) in pidgin, I have not found how to hide my status: online, offline, away... Could anyone help?
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Pidgin not showing up after opening it [closed]

I am on Ubuntu 11.10. I have installed Pidgin right after installing 11.10. As far as I remember everything worked great. However, for a while now (in the mean time I did some video drivers ...
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Dual Screen notifications

I just finished upgrading from 10.04.3 LTS to 11.10. On 10.04 whenever I got a message on Pidgin or Skype a notification would drop down from the time area with a preview of that message. I am using ...
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No Pidgin main window on First Open [closed]

I removed emapathy and installed pidgin. Why ? because i hate empathy. The problem is that when i start pidgin for first time after login into ubuntu. via dash or me menu, i cannot see the main ...
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Unable to remove Pidgin software completely

I'm getting an error on the task bar each time I turn on my phone and used to ask me to check for updates. Here is the message on the task bar: The update information is updated.This maybe caused ...
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Failed to download repository information(pidgin-developers ppa) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? Got this error when i tried to check for updates from my update manager,its showing me about some updates but gives me this error ...
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How to hide status message in Pidgin?

How can i hide all status message in Pidgin ? for all kinds of accounts , Jabber , MSN etc. @update: I actually mean the short line of message displayed right after the nick name of contacts , wasn't ...
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How do I change the default browser?

Despite Chromium being set as my preferred web browser under "System Info", when I click a link in an IM window of Pidgin, it opens in Firefox. How do I make it so that links open in Chromium? I am ...
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Are there any lenses for empathy or pidgin?

I see gwibber lenses, is there anything for empathy or pidgin? For search my contacts, open tab chat or others..
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How to keep Thunderbird and Pidgin running on background?

Is there any way to keep messaging services (IM - Pidgin, mail client - Thunderbird) running "on background"? I want to have them waiting for incoming messages but they disturb me when switching ...
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How do I enable the pidgin system tray icon?

I want to enable the System tray icon for Pidgin in Ubuntu 11.10 (with Unity), but I don't see it. I have to start it again and again from the launcher panel or from the dash. Is there a ...
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Pidgin doesn't show buddy list?

I like to use pidgin instead of Empathy because I'm used to it, and because I have to venture into windows for more development than I would prefer. In Ubuntu 11.10, I can't find any way to get to ...
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How can I remove Empathy, and integrate Pidgin?

I don't like the Empathy chat client, and I want to use Pidgin instead, but I want to maintain the functionality Empathy has in the messaging menu. How can I do this in the cleanest way possible?