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

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Pidgin missing libnotify plugin on ubuntu 20.04

I installed pidgin when I upgraded to ubuntu 20.04, and realized immediately that notifications were not working properly and I could not close the buddy list without also closing the chat window. ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS , MATE , Pc Freezes , image ultra blurred

This happening after i start my pc and i am opening a few programs at the same time(Firefox,Pidgin and lutris(most of the times i load a game also) . this is a standard opening from my side , but ...
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Can't make audio or video calls over gTalk, in Empathy or Pidgin (SIP works)

I am able to connect to gTalk, in Pidgin or Empathy. In Empathy, I have connected my SIP account and can call landline phones through it. However, when I right-click on any of my gTalk contacts in ...
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How to use Pidgin as a portable application in Ubuntu

I've searched every where on the internet on how to make Pidgin portable for Ubuntu but couldn't find any solution. My Target is, I want to use Pidgin from a flashdrive without installing it. Is ...
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Uninstall a lot of plugins of pidgin

So I want to uninstall pidgin. I first ran sudo apt remove pidgin. This worked and something was removed. I then ran apt-cache search pidgin and I got a lot of plugins that were not removed: pidgin - ...
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How to clear a topic in Pidgin?

When connected to a Jabber server, a chat room starts without having any topic. I can set a topic by double-clicking on the headline or using the /topic command. My question, however, is this: How ...
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Is there a skype “engine”, not GUI, for 32bit, so that one can use pidgin or alike for video-calls?

I just wonder, if Is there a skype "engine", not GUI, for 32bit, so that one can use pidgin or alike for video-calls? chromium for 32 bit exists, I can still get to skype web, see my contacts, but ...
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Application System Tray - GNOME 18.04

I have the problem that system trays in Ubuntu 18.04.1 (using GNOME) are not visible. I found a similar topic (Missing system tray icons Ubuntu Gnome 18.04) but the command sudo cpan -i Gtk2::...
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“System tray” integration for Pidgin

Is there a way to have a regular "system tray" icon for Pidgin in Gnome Shell? With the Gnome Shell Extension, it does not work so smooth and I cannot open the contacts list with clicking on it.
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Pidgin show panel icon in Ubuntu 18.4 GNOME 3.2

Ubuntu 18.4 GNOME 3.2 When I click on Pidgin messenger icon it runs in background. But is no any indicators to see it connected or not, what is my current status.. Some solution to add icon into panel ...
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Unable to make video and audio calls with Pidgin (Skype)

I'm using Pidgin to communicate with my colleagues through Skype (yeah, I know, Skype... right) Thing is, I seem to be unable to make video calls debug log: (15:58:16) mediamanager: gst pipeline ...
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Icq with Pidgin: timeout error

When I try to connect with Icq through Pidgin I get this error message: "Received unexpected response from https://api.icq.net/aim/startOSCARSession: Request Timeout". It was a problem in 2010: then ...
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How to add Google Hangout to Pidgin

I've been trying to add google hangout to pidgin but it's not working. Please show me the process. Thank you.
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Installing Pidgin 2.12.0 on Ubuntu 16.04

Can anyone help me with installing Pidgin 2.12.0 on Ubuntu 16.04? Either by providing a PPA or with building from source? The third alternative would be to upgrade to 17.04 and use the inbuilt reps ...
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No connection between Online Accounts and Pidgin?

Running Ubuntu Gnome 17.04. I have added my Google account in the Online Accounts. It is enabled for chat. Yet when I start Pidgin for chatting, it keeps asking me to add an account. Am I doing ...
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How to open Pidgin Buddy List if chat window is opened/minimized

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and Pidgin with SIPE plugin. If I open a chat window and then close the Buddy List, I can not open the Buddy List again as long as I do not close all chat windows and then click ...
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Pidgin GUI uses “dark theme”: not usable

Since I installed Gnome pidgin is using a color palette that is not readable. It uses dark text over dark background or light color text over light color background. In Gnome, in general, the "dark ...
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No package 'purple' found

I am trying to fix pidgin facebook but i get such an error: configure: error: Package requirements (purple < 3) were not met: No package 'purple' found Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH ...
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Add Facebook to Pidgin on Ubuntu 16.04

I tried integrating Facebook in Pidgin using XMPP and facebook(XMPP) but it was not working, I am getting Not Authorized. I also saw purple-facebook but it is only till Ubuntu 15.10 (see this). Is ...
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Ubuntu Notifications

Suddenly none of my notifications for new messages from Pidgin or completed downloads from qBittorrent show up. Ubuntu version 16.04 Pidgin version Pidgin 2.10.12 qBittorrent version 3.3.1 Any help ...
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Can't find Pidgin in the Software Center of Ubuntu 16.10

I can't find Pidgin in the Software Center of a freshly installed Ubuntu 16.10. I recall having installed it from the Software Center earlier in Ubuntu 16.04. I am relatively new to Linux and don't ...
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Useless newlines on incoming messages in pidgin when using pidgin-sipe

When using pidgin-sipe with pidgin, incoming messages have a huge amount of whitespace around the actual message. Enabling/disabling formatting on incoming messages makes no difference. See here: ...
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Viber in Pidgin Integration

How can I integrate Viber into Pidgin? I have Viber registered and both Viber and Pidgin installed.
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Can't get pidgin to work or install on 16.10

Hey I'm new from windows. I'm on 16.10 and at first I tried installing the pidgin version that is in the software center but when I try to open it nothing happened. When I run it from terminal I ...
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Remove pidgin from notification / indicator applet

For some reason I want to stick with Empathy rather than Pidgin and hence removed Pidgin from Ubuntu completely. Now, I still see pidgin internet messenger under the mail indicator applet icon: ...
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Pidgin “Failed getting magic T value”

I installed pidgin because I wanted to sync my MS account through Skype (as it is one with Microsoft). After installing Skype in Pidgin I add an account. In the modify window there's a Basic tab, ...
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How do I get Pidgin to authorize for Facebook? [duplicate]

How can I get Pidgin to connect to my Facebook chat? It says UserName@chat.facebook .com/disabled Not Authorized ... Please help, if you can.
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LTS 16.06: ubuntu-software do not list pigdin when pidgin is available in synaptic

"Why pidgin is not proposed by ubuntu-software, when pidgin is listed in synaptic ?", is the question I have in mind after having installed a fresh and clean LTS 16.06 xenial UBUNTU from an checked ...
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How to uninstall pidgin 2.11.0

I compiled and installed Pidgin 2.11.0 according to the instruction given in Linuxbabe.com but after that I could not connect Facebook to the pidgin. I used a plugin called "purple-facebook" to ...
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Pidgin: Yahoo Instant Messenger Deadline

For years, I've used Pidgin to instant-message people who use Yahoo Instant Messenger. Now, in Ubuntu 16.04, I keep getting this message each time I launch pidgin: This deadline is quickly ...
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How can I disable “Do Not Disturb” mode for NotifyOSD?

I use a number of programs in fullscreen mode during the workday. When I do this, Ubuntu assumes I don't want to be disturbed by notifications, so I am not alerted when people attempt to contact me ...
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Pidgin not working

I'm using Pidgin 2.10.3 (libpurple 2.10.3) System-Ubuntu 12.04.3. While starting the Pidgin, I'm getting error as Server does not use any supported authentication method The settings which was ...
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Hide the CONTENT of a Pidgin Notification Only

I'm looking for a way to hide only the content of a Pidgin notification, e.g. the message body for a Skype message. I'd like the notification to still pop up, but it should be more discreet in the ...
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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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Whatsapp on Ubuntu 15.10 desktop *without having access to a smartphone*

I currently don't own a proper smartphone that would be capable of running Whatsapp, and I don't have an account there yet. What I need is a way to run any Whatsapp client on my Ubuntu (64bit, ...
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Pidgin Repository / Packages for Ubuntu 14.04LTS [duplicate]

I enjoy using Pidgin on Ubuntu 14.04LTS, but recently my XMPP with Google Apps stopped working (Google claims my sign in was from "an app that doesn't meet modern security standards"). Before trying ...
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What does this icon mean in Pidgin's buddy list?

What does this icon mean in Pidgin's buddy list? I can't figure it out. No specific tool-tip appears when hovering the mouse pointer over it, only the status of the user, which appears when you hover ...
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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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How to grant root privileges when I generate an OTR key in Pidgin

I recently installed Pidgin on my Ubuntu machine along with OTR plugin. When I tried to generate a key, I get the following error in my console: >> Could not write private key file I think ...
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Is there a captcha plugin for Pidgin?

When I go to a jabber conference I need to follow the links in the browser and enter a Captcha, but it's not convenient. I know a couple of other programs where you can do the captcha within the ...
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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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How to compile and install Pidgin client and add Google Talk (~ Hangouts) into it?

How does one compile and install Pidgin client and add Google Talk (~ Hangouts) into it on Ubuntu? Not only it is possible, but with relatively high security.
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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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problems with pidgin-sipe and office 365

does anyone have problems logging into office365 IM via pidgin-sipe? This was working for me a week ago, then I have come back from holiday today and its not working, error is unable to authenticate ...
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How to upgrade pidgin

I've just installed pidgin in Ubuntu and even done $ sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install pidgin. However, when I check its version, it is still 2.10.9. And this version has some problems, which were ...
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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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Chat client supporting Facebook?

It seems that facebook more or less recently stopped to provide its XMPP Chat API. As a consequence, Ubuntu users can't chat anymore with facebook contacts using Pidgin for example. I am looking for a ...
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Can't log in to facebook accounts using pidgin

I happen to have two facebook accounts and I used to chat on both of them using pidgin. Everything was working alright, until today, when I couldn't connect to one of my accounts. A Server closed the ...
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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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