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

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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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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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Clicking Pidgin message in Ubuntu 13.10 indicator menu doesn't focus on message

When I get a message on Pidgin, if I click the notification in the indicator panel, it doesn't bring the message into focus. It highlights that the message has been opened in the Unity dock, but I ...
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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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(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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Security measures for Thunderbird and Pidgin

I want to install Thunderbird and Pidgin. Is it safe to give passwords in these applications. Please tell me what security measures should be taken while using these kinds of applications.
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installing pidgin - Package libdrm-nouveau1 cannot be removed

when i trying to install pidgin client, the installations paused and an error appeared. It says Package libdrm-nouveau1 cannot be removed." .. can you all help me?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why Pidgin doesn't maintain the information of accounts

I used to use Pidgin but in last installation of Ubuntu when I installed the program, It seems doesn't work as well and I don't know why, But whenever I create an account and after exiting the ...
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Shared .purple directory with other user

I want to have this same archive of pidgin for two users. I figured out that I have to move existing .purple directory to directory available by both users, and then create symbolic links. But I have ...
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How can I simplify the Finch interface?

I am using Finch, the text-based version of Pidgin. It uses a library called GNTRC to create a windowing interface in text. Personally, I find it a bit complicated. Is there a simpler text interface?
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like or comment notification in pidgin

I am new in ubuntu and I am using Ubuntu 13 and pidgin. I am using facebook login in pidgin. I want to get the like or comment notification also through pidgin. Can I get like or comment ...
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Pidgin systray disappeared suddenly in 13.04 with Unity

About since a week only the pidgin systray disappeared (maybe after an ubuntu update). Pidgin works well, but it can be seen only in the message indicator. I tried restart Unity, I tried reboot, but ...
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Repair package catalogue in ubuntu 12.04 due to Pidgin facebook chat Plugin

I tried to install facebook chat plugins for Pidgin, and the package was broken. So, now I can't install or remove any package. The software center is showing Repair package catalog dialogue. I tried ...
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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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Integrating Pidgin with Online Accounts

After upgrading from 12.04 LTS to 12.10, Pidgin does not show in the message icon anymore in the tray. I found that the upgrade enabled Empathy with a very old bunch of accounts. I would like to ...
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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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How to receive texts in Ubuntu desktop

I would like to receive and send texts on Ubuntu desktop. I would be preferable to receive them via pidgin, and also when my phone is not present. I do not have bluetooth. It is a google voice number,...
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how to avoid skype showing chat window when using pidgin?

I may miss the forest for the trees, but I don't know how I can force the skype-pidgin-construct to only show pigding-chatwindows when a new message comes in. There is always the pidgin AND the skype ...
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How can I theme the Pidgin conversation window?

I have been looking for a way to theme the Pidgin conversation window to match my Ubuntu (12.10) theme. I have tracked it down to the gtkrc-2.0 (gtkrc-3.0?) file and now know that if a customized ...
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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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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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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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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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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 (e.g....
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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 ...
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tox pidgin plugin for Ubuntu

I would like to add the tox plugin in pidgin. There is only a really complicated tutorial how to create it yourself at https://wiki.tox.im/Tox_Pidgin_Protocol_Plugin I would prefer an automatic ...
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How can I start Pidgin maximised if maximus doesn't do it?

I use maximus to force applications to open in a maximized window, as suggested in this answer. [1] However, Pidgin message windows are not affected. When I start Pidgin, my buddy list doesn't appear ...
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Pidgin plugins/features on a per-account basis?

I use Pidgin to login with multiple accounts at the same time. Can I turn on and configure plugins on a per-account basis? For example, I want "message notifications" when a buddy of "carter....
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How to hide the `away` buddies in Pidgin?

How to hide the away buddies in Pidgin? I use Pidgin for managing multiple accounts and it would be really nice to hide the away buddies.
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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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Port forward server through VPN connection

We currently use Pidgin to connect to a Sametime server, however for this to work, we must be connected to a VPN (Cisco). For 99% of us, there isn't an issue with having the Cisco VPN client ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...