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

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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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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 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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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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How to integrate Skype into Pidgin?

How to connect to one’s Skype account with Pidgin?
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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 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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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 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 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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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 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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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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Ubuntu 13.04 Pidgin Tray

Does not show the current status of pidgin in the system tray. Status always is Offline. how i can fix this? ps: pidgin works fine.
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Pidgin ignores preferences

I've tried to get Pidgin working the way I wanted, namely to disable all notifications. Which means that I do not want the IM-window to appear if a new message arrive, and to disable the blue ...
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1answer
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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 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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4answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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 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 ...