Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

so that if I maximize any other window I can still see the pidgin window where I pinned it and the other Window just takes up the rest of the space.

I am using Windows XP. I think it should be a Pigdin plugin or something but cannot seem to find it.

share|improve this question
up vote 6 down vote accepted

Ok, I have found the option you seem to be looking for.

Select: Tools -> Plugins

Scroll down the list and find the plugin: Windows Pidgin Options

Put a check mark beside this plugin, then click on the Configure Plugin button

On the configuration window, there is a section called Buddy List which should give you the option of making your buddy list a Dockable Buddy List, which allows you to pin the buddy list to one edge of the screen, and a dropdown of options for Keep Buddy List on Top. I have the dropdown set to Only when docked on my system.

share|improve this answer
This was helpful, although I was looking for how to unpin pidgin – Tara Singh Sep 20 '11 at 20:56
I set "Keep Buddy List on Top" to "Never" so that the drop shadow on Windows 7 doesn't go over maximized windows. – sirlancelot Dec 16 '11 at 18:59

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.