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How to sync Pidgin with gtalk notifications?

When someone sends me a message through gtalk, I receive the message in Pidgin and on my phone. When I reply to the message in Pidgin, the reply gets sent but my phone keeps blinking a notification ...
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Pidgin notification if a certain word is said

Is there a way to get a notification everytime a certain word is mentioned in any chat? I am logged in into an IRC chat and I would like to be notified everytime someone logs in into the room coming ...
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Receiving pictures directly in Pidgin over Facebook

I am using Pidgin for the Facebook chat. Everytime someone sends a picture or a file in Facebook, I just receive an annoying link in Pidgin. Is there any plugin to display the picture in Pidgin or ...
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Pidgin showing “Unable to connect” message with Gmail chat

I am unable to connect to gmail chat through pidgin (2.10.9) on Debian. But Facebook chat is working fine. Have tried this: Google support https://support.google.com/a/answer/49147?hl=en a blog ...
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Pidgin 2.10.9 on Windows, error “gtk_text_layout_real_invalidate: assertion 'layout->wrap_loop_count == 0' failed”

(Pidgin 2.10.8, later updated; Windows Vista SP2 32bit) First, I couldn't connect with my Jabber account after my internet connection stopped working for a few minutes. Then, an "Invalid text buffer ...
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Pidgin auto-reconnect

Using Pidgin 2.10.6 (libpurple 2.10.6) 4cfe697ea3ae39a4fb3dad8e3ed1c70855901095 On Ubuntu 12.10 (yes I know this is out of support) From time to time Pidgin will disconnect from a network. This ...
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Pidgin “Lost connection with server (out cb): Bad file descriptor”

I tried to connect to whatsapp via Pidgin using this guide; http://topblog.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Install-WhatsApp-for-PC. I did not used the portable version. After following each step, I got ...
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Pidgin to display alias in conversation instead of username

I can't seem to get pidgin to display anything other than a buddy's username in a group chat room started within AIM. I would like to use a 3 character alias instead of their username which is ...
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How to configure video chat on pidgin with XMPP non local networks

I want to use pidgin for video chat on Linux with XMPP. Inside local network it appers to be working, but not if leaving the local network. During googling I've found an howto which is adding some ...
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Can I turn one gtalk account into invsible and leave other visible in pidgin?

I'm currently using pidgin with multiply gtalk accounts and I want for part of my account to be in invisible mode while leaving other into visible one. Is it possible to do with pidgin?
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List all conversations in Pidgin for one day

I got a lot of messages yesterday while I was working on something else so I couldn't read them. Then unfortunately my Ubuntu-machine restarted before I could see who was writing there. I guess The ...
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How do I increase font size in Pidgin's buddy list?

My workplace has me using Pidgin on Windows 7. I am having trouble making it play nicely with my accessibility requirements. Specifically, as a GTK app out of its native habitat it is not following my ...
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In Pidgin how can I scroll the conversation window from the input control?

If I have a conversation window up and my cursor is on the input box for a new message, is there a way that I can 'jump into' the conversation backlog so that I can scroll, I've tried shift + tab but ...
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How to keep Pidgin avatar image in sync with Yahoo! Messenger avatar image

I use Pidgin on Ubuntu 13.10 and Yahoo! Messenger on Windows. When I change my avatar image on Windows, the change is not seen by Pidgin. I think that what happens instead is that Pidgin updates the ...
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Can I get Pidgin to show idle Facebook mobile users?

Following Facebook's closure of their desktop IM application, I've reluctantly moved to using Pidgin. However it reports all my friends who are idle on mobile devices as "offline" which isn't very ...
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How to optimize the conversation window of Pidgin?

How does one optimize the Conversation window in Pidgin? it's annoyingly cluttered Here's a link to the screen shot.. like: (8:33:08 PM) David Gailee: how much is that gadget? i saw something ...
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Why can't I always ask for re-authorisation in Pidgin?

In Pidgin I sometimes have the problem, that I am not authorized to a friends account, so I cannot see his online status. In the beginning, there is the option to "(re)-ask for authentification", but ...
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win8: start Pidgin docked

When I dock the Buddylist and restart it or the pc it remains at the same position but is not docked anymore. How do I get Pidgin to start docked when it was docked before shutdown?
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Pidgin 2.10.6 disabling accounts on Debian 7.3

I noticed something strange when I turned on my computer this morning - Pidgin disabled my accounts. I had them enabled when I shut down the computer before I went to bed. The only thing I can think ...
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How to use Google Talk without Gmail in Pidgin?

I would like use the Google Talk without @gmail.com email address, using my own domain name email address. My domain is example.com My email address is example@example.com I'm registering Google ...
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Pidgin XMPP chat not decoding HTML.

Right now in Pidgin chat, we have a Github bot that posts when things get updated, including links. However, for whatever reason those messages come in as HTML instead of whatever pidgin uses. Is ...
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Can Pidgin tell me if someone is *not* in the XMPP chatroom?

I'm looking for the kinda-reverse of the neat "highlight your name in chat" feature. Sometimes I open the chatroom window, drop someone a message and then switch back to what I was doing, expecting to ...
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How to decrypt a message sent via Pidgin-Encryption?

A friend sent me an offline Google Talk message that was encrypted via Pidgin-Encryption. It didn't appear in my Pidgin logs because I wasn't logged in when it was sent, but I do have the encrypted ...
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“Not Authorized” when using Tigase XMPP with selfsigned certificated and Pidgin

I've installed Tigase XMPP server; I also created a self-signed certificate for the server. After installation I set the --ssl-container-class=tigase.extras.io.PEMSSLContextContainer option in the ...
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How not to show user name beside each consecutive message

After years on GTalk, I recently switched to Pidgin for my IM needs. Almost all is ok with me, though there's on thing that bugs me. It shows the name of the author beside each consecutive message. ...
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Call from GTalk to Pidgin gives error code 7

I have configured Pidgin to connect to my GTalk account. Video and audio are working. I can even make calls from Pidgin to a GTalk account, but not from GTalk to Pidgin. Whenever I try calling Pidgin ...
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How can I enable Kerberos / GSSAPI authentication in Pidgin on Linux?

Some XMPP/Jabber servers (e.g. Openfire) support single-sign-on authentication using Kerberos. Pidgin claims to support this, but I was unable to find documentation on how to set it up.
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Chrome will not open uri handler when passed as argument

I'm using Pidgin and by default all URI handlers are sent to the default browser, which is Chrome in my case. If I click on a spotify URI chrome opens with a blank window. This also happens if from a ...
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Activate local logging of OTR chat sessions in Pidgin

I am Using Pidgin with OTR-encryption on Linux and Windows but those encrypted chats are not logged in my chat history. Is it possible to activate the chatlog for chats, that are done with ...
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Pidgin and conference via Google Hangouts

I've a question about Pidgin and Google Hangouts. Private chats works in Pidgin, all fine. But how can I get an existing conference in Pidgin via Hangouts?
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Does Pidgin have input history?

Most chat clients allow the user to scroll though the input history with the up and down arrow keys. Pidgin does not seem to support this. Is there some other way to retrieve past input without ...
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pidgin & pidgin-data version conflict

My current os is debian wheezy. try to install pidgin with sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install pidgin but version of pidgin-data doesn't match Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Using Pidgin with OTR-encryption on Linux and Windows [closed]

Please show here how to install and activate OTR ("Off-The-Record") and Pidgin to me on both: Windows and Linux.
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How to find out if my IM messages are encrypted?

I'm a Yahoo Messenger addict and I use it extensively with Pidgin on Debian. Unfortunately I moved to a place where I have to share a privately operated network connection with a lot of people I'm not ...
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Set pidgin settings to another folder

As default on Windows 7 Pidgin sets its message logs and account settings to the folder %AppData%\.purple How do I move that folder to another location on my drive D:/ ? I thought about using a ...
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Why is my pidgin microblog plugin no more working?

Since the begin of this month (march 2013 - for future reference) my pidgin microblog-purple plugin is no more able to get my timeline from Twitter. I haven't changed any configuration element. So, is ...
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How to get RSS in Pidgin (Windows)

I would like to get some rss feeds directly into pidgin chat window. If you know any way how I could achive this, let me know. XMPP is not a solution, as it is blocked on my network. But anything ...
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Pidgin not working with Gtalk

I have downloaded latest Pidgin(version 2.10.6) for Windows and tried to gtalk account to it. It shows "not authorized" error. I have tried many options given in the net and its not working for me, ...
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How to add new languages to Pidgin spellchecker in Linux?

When you write a message in Pidgin, you rightclick on the input and you can choose from Languages menu in which language you write. What to do when there is no language you want in the menu (in ...
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Disallow all status changes in Pidgin

Is there a way to ask Pidgin to not touch the "status" of any of my accounts, ever? I use different statuses at work vs my personal account, but pidgin is always mixing and matching them... I've tried ...
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Does Google talk support video/audio calls on Linux (using Pidgin)?

I know that Pidgin has a video/audio plugin which I installed. But this doesn't seem to work with gtalk. I guess google doesn't support linux anymore? What is happening is that when I attempt a call, ...
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Does Pidgin support video-chatting with Google Plus users?

Does Pidgin support video chatting with Google Plus users? Just today a friend was trying to video chat with me on pidgin. He said he was calling me, but I didn't get the usual Pidgin prompt to answer ...
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ICQ Messenger - Recovery Of Historical Chats

I have uninstalled an older version of ICQ. I triple checked that I did NOT, in the uninstall process, set it to delete the historical conversations (and anything else related to ICQ history). Then I ...
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How to connect with Pidgin to Facebook-chat and Google Talk when XMPP port 5222 is blocked?

I have not been able to google this straightforwardly, so here it goes for others. Many networks have firewalls that block all but the basic ports. I am on one of them but I still want to acces gtalk ...
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Pidgin connects to Facebook chat but not to GTalk wiht Tor. How can that be?

I am using Pidgin on Ubuntu 12.04. The university network blocks (I think) port 5222 for XMMP connections. I thought about using Tor to circumvent that. I installed Tor and configured pidgin to use ...
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Change default application of a URI scheme in Google Chrome

I accidentally make Pidgin the default app for Yahoo Messenger URI scheme (ymsgr://) in Google Chrome. Now, whenever I click on a Yahoo Messenger URI scheme, instead of appearing a popup chat box, ...
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show real names in Pidgin Google Talk group chats

I'm able to join group chats following these instructions, but all the usernames except mine are just long hex strings. Anyone know a way to display real [nick]names? Based on this answer it seems ...
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Hide name between messages from same person in Pidgin

When you have a conversation in Pidgin, the name of each person is shown in front of each message. I found a plugin (New Line) that prepends a newline after the name of the person, which makes it more ...
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How to use Perl Plugins in Pidgin

I am trying to install a perl plugin to pidgin, by placing the .pl file in the ~/.purple/plugins directory, as described here. The problem is that when I put the .pl file in the directory and open ...
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Symbol lookup error while starting pidgin in Arch

I have just installed pidgin from the source code that i downloaded from pidgin site, it compile correctly with using below commands : ./configure --disable-gtkspell ; make ; make install but, when ...