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Pidgin groups my contacts by protocol and by contact groups. I would like to remove this grouping and sort my contacts alphabetically only.

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Pidgin does not group contacts by protocol. – grawity Apr 10 '11 at 8:37
    
@grawity you're right. But since each protocol has different names for their default groups, it seems like it is grouping by protocol. – Jader Dias Apr 10 '11 at 14:48
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Well, you can regroup contacts easily - create a group, select all, drag, drop, remove empty groups. – grawity Apr 10 '11 at 15:06
    
Facebook over XMPP does though - regardless of groups, after every restart, all facebook buddies are put in the "Facebook Friends" group. There is a feature request for this: developer.pidgin.im/ticket/1325 - wontfixed :( – naught101 Jun 18 '14 at 2:58
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apparently there's no way to do so automatically. You can set grouping to manual or alphabetical, and drag all your users into the 'root' group, however.

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I just renamed the second group as the first group. then pidgin asked whether I want to merge. I said yes, and now I have only one group. problem solved.

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Super. This should be the answer :) +1 – Skun Dec 5 '12 at 7:46

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