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 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?
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Docky Pidgin helper is enabled but not working

I've enabled Pidgin helper in Docky. But it really doesn't do anything.. There's no difference at all whether it's enabled or not.. I really don't know why but it doesn't do what it should like in ...
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Is there any way to separate IRC networks in Pidgin's chat window?

I am normally active in at least three different IRC networks, and I use Pidgin as my IRC client, with the vertical channel list like this: Is there any way that channels from different IRC ...
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Docky and Pidgin helper

My pidgin helper didn't work (unread message counter didn't appear). I'm running: Docky version: 2.2.0 bzr docky r1808 ppa Pidgin 2.7.11 (libpurple 2.7.11) Ubuntu 10.04 Here is a stack trace ...
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How to install Adium theme for Pidgin?

I searched Google and realized that they only made tutorial (install Adium theme for Pidgin) in Ubuntu 9.10 or 10.4. I try their tutorial in my Maverick but unsuccessful. I see that in menu ...
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Problem with Pidgin and Launcher in Unity 3D

I have another problem. After I start Pidgin, if I minimize it, Pidgin don't have the little arrow in the Launcher showing me it's running. It shows like it's not running. Any solution please?
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How to get rid of Pidgin/Purple's statuses Evil and Depression?

These statuses seem to be ICQ specific, I tried to remove them from ~/.purple/accounts.xml but that file gets overwritten on every start and the statuses keep coming back.
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How do I change the chat and mail clients in the indicator area?

I am new to Unity thanks to my Natty upgrade the other day. While I like some of the new things, I would also like to reconfigure some stuff. Can I change the tray apps to use different applications? ...
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Custom emoticons not showing in Pidgin

When I receive custom emoticons from my msn contacts in Pidgin, they just show up as a red placeholder (like the image cannot be shown). This doesn't happen when I use it on windows at work. I'm using ...
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How do I install the Ubuntu emoticons in Empathy?

In October 2010, Otto Greenslade of the Canonical Design Team has published the so called Ubuntu emoticons in a post on the Design Blog. In a post on OMG! Ubuntu! it was explained how you could set ...
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List theme for pidgin?

I would like to give pidgin a try, but I don't like the default theme for the list, there is too much space between the contacts, I would like to style it in a more minimal way so i can see more ...
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How can I change the icons in Pidgin's IRC user list?

Is there any way to change the icons in the user list on IRC in Pidgin without actually doing it from the source code? These are what I want to change:
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What can I use to chat on Battle.net?

In the past there was a Pidgin plugin that allowed users to chat on Battle.net. Does such a thing still exist?
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Empathy Chat Status Timeout

When I have my Empathy chat status set to "available", I'd like it to get set to "away" when I lock my computer of the screensaver kicks in. It seems that it stays set to "available" as I frequently ...
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How to stop running pidgin at logins and disable window hiding feature?

Every time I login into my desktop, pidgin start behind, and sometimes it's annoying me - e.g. when I'm not connected to Internet or when I don't want to be on-line - I check startup application list ...
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IDE for libpurple (Pidgin)?

I'm interested to develop an app using pidgin & libpurple, but how can I "import" the code to some IDE that manages GTK? someone use/is aware of one like that?
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Me Menu is broken

The Me Menu on the top panel does not let me type a status to post to Gwibber or Pidgin. It simply is a grayed-out box that says "Post message..." I cannot type into it. Also, the status selector only ...
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How can I solve a Pidgin certificate error? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where does Ubuntu store the SSL certificates for Pidgin? Changing my ~/.purple/certificates to certificates.old doesn't solved. Unable to validate certificate ...
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How do I get Pidgin connected to ICQ again?

A few days ago Pidgin gave me this error message from ICQ: Received unexpected response from https://api.oscar.aol.com/aim/startOSCARSession: Ok Now it won't connect. I searched in Google and ...
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Where does Ubuntu store the SSL certificates for Pidgin?

Since today Pidgin stopped working and the workaround is to "refresh the SSL certificate". Where is it stored?
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How do I make Empathy use the system proxy settings?

I want to use Empathy which is provided by default with Ubuntu 10.10. Unfortunately, it seems unable to take account of the proxy settings I applied system-wide. On the contrary, other programs are ...
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Slow files transfers between pidgin/empathy and msn/wlm

I always get low transfer rate by sending or receiving files to msn/wlm. What can I do to solve that? Tks
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Audo/video with pidgin?

Does anyone know how to make audio and video calls work with Pidgin (for those protocols that support it)? Video is supposed to work on MSN, and audio is supposed to work on Google Talk, but whatever ...
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How to integrate Skype into Pidgin?

How to connect to one’s Skype account with Pidgin?
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Integrate Pidgin into the Me Menu, or help fix Empathy?

Is there any way to integrate pidgin into the Me Menu, or any other chat applet? My main problem is that everyone I know uses AIM, which Empathy jokingly supports. Or is there a way to fix Empathy ...
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Cannot connect to google talk using empathy/pidgin after upgrading

I can't seem to be able to connect to google talk using either pidgin or empathy after upgrading to Ubuntu 10.10 (fresh install). I do not know why... empathy just writes "Connecting ..." forever ...
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Fix crackling audio with Pidgin Internet Messenger

I've recently switched from Empathy to Pidgin as my IM client, but I've noticed the notification sounds Pidgin plays on events like a contact signing in crackle. I've never had such problems with any ...
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How do I install the empathy smilies (from maverick) in Pidgin?

How do I install the empathy smilies (from maverick) in Pidgin? I really like the look of them.
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Distorted sounds in pidgin [closed]

After upgrade to 10.10 pidgin sounds became annoyingly distorted so i had to turn them of. Any ideas on how to fix?
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How to have pidgin chat windows open up on all workspaces?

I use pidgin as my chat client on ubuntu lucid. Whenever I have a chat window open, I like to mark it as "Always on visible workspace" as it's just more convenient. Is there a way that I can force ...
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Monochrome Pidgin tray icons

Can anyone point me towards monochrome Pidgin tray icons, and tell me how to install them? (I know I should be using the Messaging Menu indicator applet or whatever it's called, but at the moment I ...