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

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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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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 ...
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Pidgin icon not showing up in system tray

I uninstalled indicator-messages because I'd rather have separate icons for my programs. The problem I have now is that pidgin icon won't show up (while others do, like empathy, skype and so on). Or ...
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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 ...