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

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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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How can I change the behavior of enter key in pidgin?

I want to use enter as a new line key and send messages using ctrl+enter. How can I rebind the behavior of the keys?
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I want Pidgin links opened in Chromium not in Firefox

When I attempt to open a link in Pidgin it opens the link with Firefox. I prefer Chromium. I have Chromium set as the default application in the System Settings folder, but Firefox still opens the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to disable auto open window in Pidgin?

when my friends write me a new conversation in pidgin open immediatly a new window. Can I disable show a new window? I want only a notify in tray ... tnx
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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 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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Show buddy when offline

In Pidgin, if a buddy is online, I can right click "Show When Offline", and I'll continue seeing the buddy in my list when he logs off. However, what if the buddy is offline when I want to do ...
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Load Pidgin from the command line and join an IRC channel

I would like to be able to add a function to my .bashrc or .profile file in Ubuntu 13.04 that loads Pidgin and automatically joins a given IRC channel. Is this possible?
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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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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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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 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 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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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-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 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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Pidgin Installation Has Missing Dependencies

I am a new user of Ubuntu and I realized that I might have installed a broken pidgin. When I initiate to install pidgin program from Software Center, a message box appear saying "Package Dependencies ...
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Is possible to replace Empathy with Pidgin?

I don't like Empathy, I think Pidgin better than Empathy. Just want use Pidgin and remove Empathy. Is it possible to replace empathy with pidgin ? if yes please tell me how. Iam using Ubuntu 13.10
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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 do I assign a keyboard shortcut to a menu option in a program?

I am trying to assign a keyboard shortcut to a checkbox in a Pidgin windows. Specifically, how do I create a keyboard shortcut that will toggle the enable plugin checkbox in the Pidgin plugin window, ...
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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 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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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 ...
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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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How to add pidgin to recognised devices on facebook?

I'm using facebook with pidgin messenger, and each time I log-in facebook sends me an sms telling me that an unrecognised device connected to my facebook acoount. I can use it, there's no error on ...
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How can my connection persist even when I suspend?

Using Ubuntu 12.04 with all updates; since yesterday everytime my computer goes to suspend somehow my internet connection is lost how it's supposed to be but it attemps to connect every single minute ...
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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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How to permanently remove “@public.talk.google.com” contact from Pidgin?

Every day I remove a weird contact from Pidgin - the contact which looks like 12fgh4j84393j@public.talk.google.com and the next day it appears. Even more, this belongs to a contact I removed months ...
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Empathy AND Pidgin fail chatting “people nearby”

I can't use either Empathy or Pidgin to reply to some users using the "people nearby" / people near me / bonjour / avahi protocol. I can receive messages from them, it will arrive on my machine, but ...
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GUI-Control to small - Liferea and Pidgin

"Multi-Select" with hight 0px. I can't see the attachment list in Liferea. My Problem is exactly described over here: http://sourceforge.net/p/liferea/bugs/987/ I am using Liferea 1.8.3 on 12.10. The ...
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Facebook contacts not appearing in friends list though I am able to connect to facebook in pidgin

Finally I am able to connect pidgin to facebook. Chat works fine. But now I am facing another issue. I am not able to see my friends in pidgin list (though I can receive their messages in a separate ...
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changing pidgin conversation

as you can see in this picture: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/716/hqj5.jpg/ I (=ich) am writing in a different colour then my friend. How can I change that?
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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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How can I make little padlocks appear with Pidgin Encryption?

I am running Pidgin 2.10.7 on Ubuntu 12.04, with Pidgin Encryption 3.1. Encryption is working (as far as I can tell), but I don't get a little padlock icon when talking to someone over encrypted chat. ...
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Saving chat logs in Empathy and Pidgin on 11.04

I have been using Ubuntu 11.04 since Fall of 2011, and in that time I've accumulated some chat logs that I would very much like to preserve. I've used empathy and/or pidgin as my chat client of ...
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how to keep pop-ups on the *same* workspace as buddylist?

Using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Pidgin. Is there a way to keep Pidgin's notifications (contact signs on, file is being offered, etc) on the SAME workspace as the Pidgin buddy list? In other words, Pidgin ...
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How do I do a reinstall of Pidgin?

I've been using Pidgin (on Ubuntu 12.10) till it developed a bug with one of the plugins (musictracker). So I first decided to disable the plugin. But that didn't work. Next, I removed Pidgin and then ...
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How to integrate facebook video calls with pidgin or empathy?

I am using Ubuntu 12.10LTS and pidgin. I have also integrated skype with pidgin. I am searching any way to make video calls to my facebook friends.
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unable to connect gamil chat in pidgin

I am trying to connect gmail chat through Pidgin 2.10.3, but I am not succeed in that. I am using ubuntu 12.04 32 bit OS and also i am on proxy network mean we using proxy to connect internet, ...