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 hide Pidgin Buddy list on startup?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10. Pidgin starts automatically on startup, but I want the buddy list window to starts minimized. I tried this: ...
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How to stop pidgin to run at Ubuntu start up?

When I turn on laptop, with Ubuntu 12.04 installed, Pidgin Internet messanger appears in the list of the little letter from the right of the screen, up. I don't want pidgin start by itself. I want ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to add to .gntrc for this? Thanks in Advance!
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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 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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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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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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Regarding Facebook messages and Pidgin

This question seems to be kind of difficult to explain, so I haven't been able to find the answers anywhere for lack of search terms that I can think of. And maybe most people don't consider it a ...
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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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Disable skype4py on pidgin but not empathy

So, I'm having the same problem as this guy: 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 ...
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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 ...
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Limiting Pidgin indicator-messages in notification bar?

Ubuntu 13.04 here - notification-indicator for pidgin displays an enthusiastic amount of chat-history to the point where the panel scrollbar is a couple of screen heights. I'm sure some folks would ...
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Pidgin window getting smaller after restoring from tray (Ubuntu 13.10)

Does anyone have this problem? I usually use easystroke for managing ubuntu distro's, but this bug is there whether I use or not easystroke. When I close the buddy list and then reopen it by indicator ...
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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 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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Pidgin does not send photos

I cannot send pictures with pidgin to my facebook-friends. Does anybody know how to solve my problem? With best regards New Ubuntu User
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pidgin-libnotify flagged for autoremove — why?

After installing network-manager-openvpn via the terminal, pidgin-libnotify was identified as redundant and available for autoremove. Did installing openvpn affect my installation of pidgin? Why is ...
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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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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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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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Enabling voice/video in prosody

I have built an XMPP server using prosody in Ubuntu I'm connecting to it using Pidgin & Jitsi But in both of them voice & video icons are disabled. How can I enable voice/video in XMPP?
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pidgin not opening : inconsistency detected in gnome ubuntu 14.04

After a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and installation of pidgin internet messenger, I get the following error message, while running pidgin on terminal: What is the problem here? How can I ...
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How to integrate Pidgin with Ubuntu 14.04?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I don’t like empathy. Therefore I removed it from Ubuntu. I installed Pidgin, but I found that its is not integrated with Ubuntu Settings. I have already added Facebook and ...
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Pidgin on Ubuntu 14.04 (Yahoo) Connection Problem

I have a problem connecting Yahoo using Pidgin 2.10.9. This happened when I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. It always displays ("Unable to connect: Connection timed out"). Please help me. ...
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Empathy and Pidgin not showing offline Facebook messages

When I start Empathy or Pidgin, I don't see any notifications that someone has sent me a Facebook message while I am offline. I start receiving messages after opening any of the two clients. Is there ...
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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 ...
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Pidgin suddenly not working w/ Yahoo (or vice versa)?

I've been using Pidgin (Pidgin 2.7.0-2.fc11 (libpurple 2.7.0) 32fe1057ca848b424a0de8df380081e61a62db3b) to login to my yahoo chat accounts for years, and everything was working fine until late ...
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Pidgin OCS Certificate

Running Ubuntu 13.10, Pidgin 2.10.7, with the SIP plugin pidgin-sipe 1.16.1-1. I connect to my work intranet using a VPN. I want to use Pidgin for IM with coworkers who are on site and using ...
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Trouble with troubleshooting the VPN and PIDGIN

I bought a Kerio account(VPN account) recently and I Run it by its service. Like this: service kerio-kvc start Then the PIDGIN application can not connect to the server. I use following command to ...