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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How to integrate Skype into Pidgin?

How to connect to one’s Skype account with Pidgin?
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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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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 status icon in 13.04 / Raring Ringtail

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04. Looks great, but the Pidgin status icon does not appear in the upper right corner. How can I fix this?
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Full screen or more visible Skype, Pidgin, Empathy notifications?

I work in a shared office and I have the heaphones plugged in in order not to bother my colleagues with the poping sounds of chats and incoming calls. The problem is that I miss most of my calls and ...
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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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Lync (formerly Office Communicator) with pidgin-sipe => Read Error

I always could connect to my companys Microsoft Lync network which is based on SIP. There is an addon for Pidgin called pidgin-sipe. Everything worked fine unless the company changed something weird. ...
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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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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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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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How to get rid of Pidgin/Purple's statuses Evil and Depression?

These statuses seem to be ICQ specific, I tried to remove them from ~/.purple/accounts.xml but that file gets overwritten on every start and the statuses keep coming back.
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How to integrate Pidgin and Evolution into the message indicator?

I upgraded to 12.10, I was using Unity 2d, but as it no longer exists I moved to gnome classic, something in the upgrade seems to have change the message indicator in the "Indicator Applet Complete". ...
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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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Are there any lenses for empathy or pidgin?

I see gwibber lenses, is there anything for empathy or pidgin? For search my contacts, open tab chat or others..
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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 run pidgin and login automatically on startup

How to run pidgin minimized to Panel and login automatically with the enabled accounts at startup. I am using pidgin 2.10.3 on ubuntu 12.04.
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Monochrome Pidgin tray icons

Can anyone point me towards monochrome Pidgin tray icons, and tell me how to install them? (I know I should be using the Messaging Menu indicator applet or whatever it's called, but at the moment I ...
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List theme for pidgin?

I would like to give pidgin a try, but I don't like the default theme for the list, there is too much space between the contacts, I would like to style it in a more minimal way so i can see more ...
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How do I change the chat and mail clients in the indicator area?

I am new to Unity thanks to my Natty upgrade the other day. While I like some of the new things, I would also like to reconfigure some stuff. Can I change the tray apps to use different applications? ...
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Xubuntu 12.10 : Can't add account to network application

When I try to add an account to Gwibber/Pidgin (which are not system apps), it sends me to the "System parameters". It is impossible for me to add account to this apps. Any idea where it can come from ...
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How can I change the icons in Pidgin's IRC user list?

Is there any way to change the icons in the user list on IRC in Pidgin without actually doing it from the source code? These are what I want to change:
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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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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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How to integrate Pidgin with Ubuntu “Online Accounts” (14.04)

The title says it all. How can I integrate Pidgin with the default "Online Accounts" that comes with Ubuntu 14.04, just like Empathy does. Pidgin already shows up in the "envelop" icon in the menu ...
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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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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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how to enable systray pidgin icon in notification area in 12.04 and nouveau?

The suggested solution: run dconf-editor open desktop -> unity -> panel set systray-whitelist to "['all']" doesn't work for nouveau. Where I have nvidia propetriary driver icon appeared ...
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Dual Screen notifications

I just finished upgrading from 10.04.3 LTS to 11.10. On 10.04 whenever I got a message on Pidgin or Skype a notification would drop down from the time area with a preview of that message. I am using ...
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Is there any way to separate IRC networks in Pidgin's chat window?

I am normally active in at least three different IRC networks, and I use Pidgin as my IRC client, with the vertical channel list like this: Is there any way that channels from different IRC ...
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How to have pidgin chat windows open up on all workspaces?

I use pidgin as my chat client on ubuntu lucid. Whenever I have a chat window open, I like to mark it as "Always on visible workspace" as it's just more convenient. Is there a way that I can force ...
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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 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 to see conversation history in “Pidgin Messenger” when using Ubuntu?

I use "Pidgin" on Ubuntu instead of Yahoo Messenger, and i recently noticed that when i am offline and somebody writes me, "Pidgin" won't show it to me as offline messages, or when i write to my ...
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Where's the “flash tray icon on new message” feature in pidgin?

I've had this feature before, but in 12.04 I can't seem to find it. I've tried installing the pidgin-plugin-pack, but no luck. If anyone knows about a plugin with this feature, please do tell! Thank ...
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Problem with Pidgin and Launcher in Unity 3D

I have another problem. After I start Pidgin, if I minimize it, Pidgin don't have the little arrow in the Launcher showing me it's running. It shows like it's not running. Any solution please?
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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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Unable to connect to Google Talk using Pidgin (SASL error)

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10, Pidgin stopped connecting to any Jabber service (Google Talk and a local IM). The weird thing is, the same configuration works on a laptop with Ubuntu 11.10, but ...
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Pidgin icon not showing up in system tray

I uninstalled indicator-messages because I'd rather have separate icons for my programs. The problem I have now is that pidgin icon won't show up (while others do, like empathy, skype and so on). Or ...
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Custom emoticons not showing in Pidgin

When I receive custom emoticons from my msn contacts in Pidgin, they just show up as a red placeholder (like the image cannot be shown). This doesn't happen when I use it on windows at work. I'm using ...
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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 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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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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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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Disable spell checker in Pidgin

How can I disable spell checker in Pidgin? Any idea? I searched on the web, but didn't find anything.
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How do I get Pidgin connected to ICQ again?

A few days ago Pidgin gave me this error message from ICQ: Received unexpected response from https://api.oscar.aol.com/aim/startOSCARSession: Ok Now it won't connect. I searched in Google and ...
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Using Pidgin with Empathy themes?

Empathy's "Ubuntu" Theme Is quite attractive. Is there any way of using empathy themes on pidgin(specifically the Ubuntu Theme)?
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How can I retain my pidgin installation when upgrading to the newer versions of ubuntu?

Every time I have upgraded to the newest version of Ubuntu, it removes pidgin during the upgrade and gives me empathy, I don't want empathy, hence why I downloaded pidgin. Is there a way to make it ...