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Is there a way to use facebook chat with out facebook's web interface or Pidgin? I'm not a pidgin user so the Pidgin plugin isn't an option.

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What's the problem with Pidgin? You don't have to use Pidgin for all of your accounts, you could just use it for Facebook. – Brendan Long Dec 7 '09 at 1:28
You have a number of answers so far that look good to me; if you want more specific responses, though, you might follow up by saying why you want to avoid Pidgin. – Miss Cellanie Dec 7 '09 at 6:30
I'm a screen reader user and pidgin doesn't work with it. – Jared Dec 8 '09 at 0:24

Kopete has a plugin. it works so-so

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Meebo can access Facebook. You can use it's "pop out" feature if you want each chat to have it's own window like a normal IM client. I don't see what's wrong with just using Pidgin though.

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I'm a screen reader user and pidgin doesn't work with my screen reader. I'm also not a big fan of meebo since it is a web based client. – Jared Dec 8 '09 at 0:23

IMO.IM, a similar service to Meebo mentioned by Brendan, also has face book and a pseudo-stand alone client for windows desktops that runs in a stripped down IE.

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I'm currently using Digsby as a Facebook chat client (and Live, Gtalk and IRC, but that's not the point). Works fine for me.

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Since I'm a screen reader user the only multi protocol IM client that works for me is Miranda I just recently found a facebook plugin, it can be found along with other bleeding edge plugins at

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