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

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problems with pidgin-sipe and office 365

does anyone have problems logging into office365 IM via pidgin-sipe? This was working for me a week ago, then I have come back from holiday today and its not working, error is unable to authenticate ...
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How to Uninstall Pidgin without Removing the whole Desktop System

Pidgin used to be good but can't find any use for it anymore. When I try to uninstall, Synaptic tells me it will remove the Mate Desktop Environment too. Is there a way to only uninstall Pidgin ...
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How to upgrade pidgin

I've just installed pidgin in Ubuntu and even done $ sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install pidgin. However, when I check its version, it is still 2.10.9. And this version has some problems, which were ...
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Pidgin remove account?

I just install Pidgin. I cannot login facebook chat with Pidgin anymore (API deprecated), so Pidgin stuck at connecting status. How can I open account manager to remove the FB account and add another ...
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Pidgin search through all messages plugin

From time to time I close a chat window, than attempt to remember who I was talking with. As I have about 300+ contacts it is always a problem. Is there any plugin, which allows search through all ...
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Chat client supporting Facebook?

It seems that facebook more or less recently stopped to provide its XMPP Chat API. As a consequence, Ubuntu users can't chat anymore with facebook contacts using Pidgin for example. I am looking for a ...
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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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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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Can't log in to facebook accounts using pidgin

I happen to have two facebook accounts and I used to chat on both of them using pidgin. Everything was working alright, until today, when I couldn't connect to one of my accounts. A Server closed the ...
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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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Force Pidgin to acept an invalid certificate

I am getting the following error on Pidgin 2.10.10-3.fc20 (libpurple 2.10.10). How can I force it to accept an invalid certificate? (According to this bug report it should be capable). Here's ...
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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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Pidgin can't connect to Facebook chat

After some time, I tried to connect to my Facebook account with Pidgin. Same account setting as last time (Feb 2014). But now, the connection fails. The error is always the same "connection closed", ...
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(ubuntu phone) is anyone planing on making a messenger for xmpp

Is anyone planing on making a messenger for Ubuntu phone which can handle xmpp (excluding webapps because there is no point of using it if it cant notify you that you have a message) I would really ...
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use empathy for Google Hangout chat

I added Google Account in "Online accounts". but chat is not working in empathy. I did all sorts of authorization. all the time its showing connecting and some times asks me to reconnect or edit ...
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Not receiving GTalk audio/video calls in Pidgin

I'm using a system based on Ubuntu 14.04. Recently a mate wanted to call me via GTalk. He is using the Gmail web interface, I - Pidgin. No popup about the call was shown. Why?
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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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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 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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Find previous conversations or chats with multiple contacts in Pidgin

In Pidgin I have enabled the history plugin, and I can also view the logs in a single contact conversation by selecting "Conversation -> View Log", just as mentioned here. But I can't find a window ...
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How to make windows from an application start with “Always on Visible Workspace”

The main use case is pidgin windows. I make use of all 4 workspaces and I want any pidgin window that pops up to be visible in any of the workspaces I'm currently working in, and stay visible ...
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log out of pidgin after closing main buddy list window?

This is the behavior I desire, am used to in general, and actually had on 12.04, but it seems not to be happening on 14.04. Since the pidgin devs claim this is fixed I'm assuming this is a ...
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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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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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How to install Yahoo Messenger on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I'm from India and I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my machine since last year and a half. So, my issue is: How should I install Yahoo Messenger on my machine? Installing Yahoo Messenger on Windows ...
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How To Encrypt Pidgin account Passwords

we know that pidgin stores password in plaintext in this file: /home/username/.purple/accounts.xml is there any way to encrypt passwords stored in this file ?
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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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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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Unable to use pidgin with proxy

I am unable to use Pidgin through my institute network which has proxy(for my yahoo account). The solution suggested in this link does not work with me. I did a lot of googling ,yet I couldn't find a ...
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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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Option 'Use GNOME proxy settings' is not visible in pidgin proxy settings?

I cannot set my Pidgin proxy settings to "Use GNOME proxy settings". I remember this option was visible before. How can I fix this?
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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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Pidgin IRC Notifications

Done a bit of reading but can't find any answers, and most of the questions were asked years ago. With the "Libnotify" plugin enabled on pidgin, I get balloon notifications when I receive a new IM ...
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Get mention notifications in Pidgin's Campfire plugin

Mention notifications seem not to work with Pidgin's Campfire plugin. Tried these plugins Nick Siad Highlight Any ideas?
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How to install standalone LINE or LINE plugin for Pidgin in Kubuntu 14.04?

I want to use LINE in my Kubuntu 14.04. Unfortunately LINE has no official release for Linux. I found some unconfirmed sources of installing LINE in Linux. I tried LINE with Wine, but it did not work ...
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Give aliases to rooms in Empathy?

I join a XMPP server from Empathy (via Jabber), and I can manually join groups via names like group-1 and group-2046. The groups on this platform have actual names though (so group-2048 could be ...
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Pidgin shows hundreds of endless notifications of online facebook friends. How do I disable this?

I logged into facebook messenger on Pidgin. Now for about an hour afterwords I get endless notifications of people coming "online" on facebook. I can't find any option to disable this, but it's a real ...
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How to reply to from popup Pidgin notification message itself in unity?

I want to reply to IM notification of pidgin popup in unity desktop, rather than opening a new window of concern IM. It would be much better to rply from popup notification message itself of piding. ...
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Can't access IRC on WiFi

I had been away from Ubuntu for quite a while, but now I fully migrated to it, and I'm quite happy with it. However, after a year or so, when I tried to login to Freenode, I saw that I can not connect ...
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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 set default spellchecker on Pidgin?

I'm using Pidgin and I'm using en_US as default Ubuntu language . But I want to use pt_PT as default spellchecker on Pidgin. How I do that?
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Skype plugin for Pidgin not working

I have tried all kinds of solutions proposed here and in the wild, however, I cannot add my Skype account to Pidgin. When I open "add new account" dialogue, I can choose between Skype and Skype-Dbus ...
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Group Chat of Skype in pidgin

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, Pidgin 2.10.9, Skype 4.3.0.37 and skype-pidgin 20130613+svn660+dfsg-1. I am able to do individual chats of skype on pidgin without issues. However, whenever a group chat is ...
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unlock app from root

i tried to lock pidgin application through the following code written on another thread jai@frank-Jai:~$ sudo chown root:root /usr/bin/pidgin [sudo] password for jai: $$$$$$ jai@frank-Jai:~$ sudo ...
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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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Can send Pidgin sound to laptop speakers when headphones are plugged in?

Is it possible to control sound output per application? I'd like to set things up so that when my headphones are plugged in, most sound goes to the headphones (e.g. music), but sound from Pidgin ...
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Pidgin will not connect to MSN any longer

About 3 weeks ago, pidgin stopped connecting to the MSN network and I get the "Connection error from Notification server: Connection refused" message. This issue occurs in both my Ubuntu 12.04 machine ...
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PIDGIN RSAsecure ID unable to login

I am able to launch Juno Pulse Access Service via firefox as my portal in LINUX. I was able to put in both password and RSAtoken without a single issue. Well a second issue has occurred PIDGIN TIMES ...
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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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Lost all my friends from Pidgin

A friend helped me add ubuntu and consequently Pidgin Internet Messenger for all three of my chat accounts. All the Pidgen icons are at the top right of my screen. I opened it this morning, all was ...