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

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How to integrate Skype into Pidgin?

How to connect to one’s Skype account with Pidgin?
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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 Tool>...
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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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pidgin facebook add account on server

I cannot figure out how to add a facebook account on pidgin. I looked at the links and I cannot figure it out. Is it obsolete now? The instructions are outdated and the choices suggested (uncheck ssl)...
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Whatsapp on Ubuntu 15.10 desktop *without having access to a smartphone*

I currently don't own a proper smartphone that would be capable of running Whatsapp, and I don't have an account there yet. What I need is a way to run any Whatsapp client on my Ubuntu (64bit, ...
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Problem with Pidgin: “send limit reached (Code 406)”

Recently I had a problem with Pidgin and till now can't solve it. I registerred on XMPP.jp server and when I try to send message to someone, constantly getting error: XMPP Message Error ...
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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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How to add XMPP Account without certificate on Ubuntu

We have installed OpenFire on Windows Server and Pidgin client are working fine on Windows 7 machine. problem is that, I'm not able to fetch certificate from OpenFire server and due to this issue, I ...
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Trying to add a repository in order to make facebook work with Pidgin

I am trying to add a repository, having issues in following the first step given in the document "https://jgeboski.github.io/#package-repositories" I do not understand whether I need to add /etc/...
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Can't install any software on 16.04 while using live flash drive, is this normal? [First time linux user]

I've been waiting 16.04 release to install my first linux ever. I just tried using new 16.04 from live flash drive, without installing, and it seems like I can't install any software. "Ubuntu software"...
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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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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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How to enable file transfers between Empathy on Ubuntu 15.10 and Pidgin on Windows 8 over LAN?

I can chat between both clients (Salut account on Empathy 3.12.10; Bonjour account on Pidgin 2.10.12). But when attempting to send a file from Empathy to Pidgin, the transfer stalls at 0%. Nothing ...
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Reset pidgin notification icon to default after applying Win-7 icons

I have applied Windows 7 Icon theme. Now Pidgin application icon has been changed to this: Before applying the theme it was like this: How to reset it to default even after applying theme (...
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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 Repository / Packages for Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I enjoy using Pidgin on Ubuntu 14.04LTS, but recently my XMPP with Google Apps stopped working (Google claims my sign in was from "an app that doesn't meet modern security standards"). Before trying ...
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What does this icon mean in Pidgin's buddy list?

What does this icon mean in Pidgin's buddy list? I can't figure it out. No specific tool-tip appears when hovering the mouse pointer over it, only the status of the user, which appears when you ...
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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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Microsoft Lync on Kubuntu + problem with Pidgin-sipe

I'm new to this forum, but I follow it already since a time on Internet. But now I have a question I couldn't find a ready-made answer for. I've been convoked to a team meeting via Microsoft Lync web ...
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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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How to grant root privileges when I generate an OTR key in Pidgin

I recently installed Pidgin on my Ubuntu machine along with OTR plugin. When I tried to generate a key, I get the following error in my console: >> Could not write private key file I think ...
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Can I initiate a video chat with Pidgin and Google Talk/Hangouts?

I have Pidgin configured properly for Google/XMPP and I also have gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg and gstreamer0.10-plugins-multiverse installed on my system. Can't figure out how I would initiate a video call ...
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Is there a captcha plugin for Pidgin?

When I go to a jabber conference I need to follow the links in the browser and enter a Captcha, but it's not convenient. I know a couple of other programs where you can do the captcha within the ...
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Pidgin “Send screenshot” plugin

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 (x64) with Pidgin 2.10.9 (libpurple 2.10.9) and I cannot install "Send screenshot" plugin from .deb package on it'official site. If I try to, Software Center notifies me about ...
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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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How to compile and install Pidgin client and add Google Talk (~ Hangouts) into it?

How does one compile and install Pidgin client and add Google Talk (~ Hangouts) into it on Ubuntu? Not only it is possible, but with relatively high security.
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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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Fix problem during update [duplicate]

I remove pidgin from my computer, but still when I am updating it is showing the following Failed massage. I tried to solve the problem with This. But unfortunately did not help. Is there a way to ...
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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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Pidgin/XMPP connection failure

I'm trying to run an OpenFire XMPP server on my computer so that everyone in my home can communicate locally, from my computer. So I installed the XMPP server and pidgin, got Adium (apple Mac IM ...
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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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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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Pidgin screenshot capture plugin not workin with Sametime account

I have Sametime account configured on Pidgin chat client. I tried to install following plug-in in order to send screenshots but its not working: https://code.google.com/p/pidgin-sendscreenshot/...
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Pidgin purple-facebook based account opens up many chatboxes automatically

I installed the pidgin purple-facebook plugin. Whenever I create an account using this plugin, after pidgin logs into the facebook account, automatically my last 50 or so facebook chats open up in the ...
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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 IM and Thunderbird Won't Work Over VPN Connection

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 with GNOME shell and recently configured an OpenVPN connection to VPNBook (http://www.vpnbook.com). After successfully making the VPN connection though, Pidgin IM, Evolution ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...