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How do I stop Pidgin from running when I log in?

The plugin 'Windows Pidgin Options' is disabled: The startup folder %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup contains no reference to Pidgin. Yet Pidgin still starts up when I log ...
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Pidgin: a me-specific log file?

I'm trying to make a compilation file of all the text sent by me and all the responses that included my name.... What's the best way about scripting this? Is there a plugin like that for pidgin? ...
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Connection interrupted by other software on your computer

I'm currently using Pidgin 2.10.4 and we have Sametime 8.5.2. Everything worked OK till about a day ago I started getting "Lost connection with server. Connection interrupted by other software on ...
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Inputting formatted IRC text in Pidgin

What plugin or software is available to use Pidgin's native text formatting system to allow IRC messages to be sent with formatted text?             
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Windows Pidgin GTK+ cannot type quotes properly

I use Pidgin, XChat and MonoDevelop on my windows 7 machine. Since a year, more or less, im not able to type quotes: " becomes ¨ ' becomes ´ I've finally started to get really pissed at this problem ...
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How do I prevent Pidgin from loading XMPP chat room history on join?

In Pidgin, when I join a chat room, it loads the chat room history. iChat on the Mac has a preference in the Accounts section to set a variable amount of history to load, or disable loading history ...
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Pidgin conversation tabs style per user

Is there a way/plugin to customize the style of Pidgin conversation window tabs per conversation (per user)? I have looked at How do I change the font Pidgin uses? The background color? but that ...
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Filtering buddy lists in Pidgin

I use a corporate IM system that "helpfully" provides 14 "buddy" lists containing between them upwards of 300 people, no more than 10 or 20 of whom I actually have any reason to IM with. I've tried ...
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Psychic Mode for Empathy IM client

The IM client Pidgin had a feature called "Psychic Mode", which showed which users started typing a message to me, even if I didn't received the first message yet. Does anyone know if there is any ...
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add contacts to Gtalk using Pidgin

I'm using Pidgin for Instant Messenger,it connects to multiple accounts-as Ebuddy-. Log-in with Google Account "Gmail" Then I'd like to add my friends E-mail as they are different ...
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Share Pidgin logs via DropBox?

Is it possible to share Pidgin logs via something like DropBox? I do a lot of work with multiple machines (home office, work office, etc.), and would like the logs to be searchable from wherever I ...
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How to manage multiple contacts in Pidgin?

I have 100 contacts in my Pidgin account in two folders. How to move all contacts from one folder to another and how to remove multiple contacts at once? I've tried one by one, but it takes years to ...
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Why does Facebook Chat through XMPP protocol on Pidgin Portable not authorize?

I heard you can use facebook chat on desktops now. Thats awsome! What i didn't hear is that it is a pain in the butt! Not awsome! I've followed six nearly identical sets of instructions from six ...
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Pidgin randomly starts loading fonts

For some reason, Pidgin sometimes randomly starts loading all of the fonts on my computer. Needless to say, it takes quite a long time, and it freezes while that happens. I have no idea what triggers ...
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Why “<Ctrl> + C” for copying does not work in Pidgin?

In pidgin, the shortcut of copying a text of chat history <Ctrl> + C does not work. Does anyone know why?
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Change shortcuts of pidgin

In pidgin, I would like to change the keyboard shortcut of sending messages from Enter to Alt+S, does anyone know how to do it?
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How can I type “ç” in Windows GTK apps?

I use an English (US) international keyboard layout, and every time I use the key ´ followed by c it yields the Portuguese and French character "ç" (cedilla), which is desirable. However in GTK apps ...
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Syncronize accounts with different JIDs(resource)

I want to sync my jabber accounts to use it in Pidgin in different PCs. Now I do it by symlink to Dropbox folder. It works as it should. But now I want to use differnet resources on jabber accounts, ...
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How do I set up Google Talk in Pidgin?

When I try setting up Google Talk in Pidgin. I get the message: Unable to Connect EDIT: (I have it working in Digsby fine) Here is my setup:
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How can I change the default history and log files paths in Pidgin?

Do I need a plugin to change these locations? I use it with Windows XP.
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Pidgin sort buddy group alphabetically

I was trying to make Pidgin interface look similar to Windows Live Messenger. Is there any Pidgin plugin can sort buddy group alphabetically without manually sort? Another question - is there any ...
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Pidgin windows placement on Windows 7 - forgets preferences

I run Pidgin as my IM client. Until recently (no updates to Pidgin, and only security updates for Windows), my buddy list would open on the left side of my screen, and the current chat window would ...
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Remove a buddy in Finch

Is there a way to remove a buddy from my buddy list in Finch? If it matters, I'm using Jabber, and the buddy list looks like it is stored server side (editing blist.xml did not work).
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How can I get pidgin to replace animations/graphics with their alt text?

I have a few contacts who use annoying text-to-animation plugins in their clients, that do things like turn the word "hi" into an animation of Kermit the Frog waving at me, or other equally annoying ...
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On Pidgin, how to search for the next person with a name?

In the contact list, when I type a name, it highlights the first match. How to find the second match? I tried F3 with no avail.
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IM protocol with message receipt confirmation

Is there any instant messaging protocol (or plugin for Pidgin) that uses a read receipt layer to verify whether messages have actually been delivered and resend if not? I've had problems recently with ...
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Set Pidgin Status from Outlook calendar

Is there a way to set the Pidgin status from Outlook's calendar?
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Pidgin and Facebook two-factor authentication

Since I enabled two-factor authentication on Facebook: Login Approvals When an unrecognized computer or device tries to access my account: Require me to enter a security code sent to my ...
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When contacts are merged, how does Pidgin choose to which one to send a message?

When contacts are merged, how does Pidgin choose to which one to send a message?
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Save Chat Room in Contact List in Pidgin

I use several chat rooms regularly with Pidgin. Every time I want to join them, I need to pop-up the "Join Chat" dialog, select the right account, and enter the chat room name. Sometimes, the some ...
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Block ICQ contact requests in Pidgin

Is there a way in Pidgin to block ICQ contact requests (not only messages) from unknown users?
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How to disable contact grouping in Pidgin?

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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Yahoo messenger with proxy on kubuntu

I am trying to connect to yahoo chat on kubuntu through squid proxy. The proxy system is username/password based. I have tried different solutions like pidgin (has a proxy bug ...
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ICQ through Google talk in pidgin

everyone. Can you tell me a way to run icq through google talk on pidgin? I want to have a history in one place.
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How can I pin pidgin window to a part of my screen space?

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 ...
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Start a conversation in pidgin from launchy/anywhere

I use pidgin for all my chatting, and all my regular contacts are available in pidgin roster. I also use Launchy to launch a bunch of things. As a logical consequence, I wonder if it is possible to ...
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Get Pidgin Logs From Other Directory

I'm using pidgin on both, windows and linux on several pc. To sync my log, I use dropbox. For linux, it's easy. Just a matter of symlink. However, I don't know how to sync it on windows, without ...
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why skype is not available on messengers like pidgin

i really like pidgin, empathy etc. (especially pidgin) because they gather all accounts like xmpp, msn etc. together except skype. i know skype uses a proprietary protocol but so does msn and it is ...
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Is it possible to sync Adium and Pidgin accounts settings?

I use Pidgin at my netbook (Windows) and work (again Windows) and sync their accounts settings using Dropbox (by syncing their .purple folder as described here). I want to have Adium on my Mac do the ...
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Configuring pidgin for IMAP

How do i configure pidgin to work with my IMAP account? (I'm using Pidgin 2.7.3 in Ubuntu 10.10) . In the Add Accounts Dialog box, the IMAP option is not listed. Please tell me which option I should ...
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Copying text from pidgin doesn't seem to make it onto the clipboard in Windows 7

Copying text from pidgin using ctrl+c or right click and copy doesn't seem to make it onto the clipboard in Windows 7. Has anyone else experienced this? I'm using pidgin 2.7.9, but it's been occurring ...
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How to start a group chat in Google Talk client?

I created a group chat with Google Talk gadget, but I can't do it in the desktop client. Maybe pidgin can do it
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pidgin: how to make it log logins/logouts of an ICQ buddy if the conversation tab is still open

when pidgin was called gaim and you had opened a tab with am ICQ buddy, all his logins and logouts were logged during the time you had that tab open. It didnt' even matter if your buddy was online ...
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Pidgin Crash Notification?

My Pidgin seem to be crashing a lot. Unfortunately I notice it only an hour after. How do I make it to do some sort of notification/restart? Whenever it crashes? I'm Using Ubuntu 10.04 by the way.
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Pidgin on windows can't transfer / receive files

I use yahoo messenger using pidgin on windows and I don't know why, I can't transfer / receive files. It always failed :(. Windows: 7 Ultimate editions Pidgin: 2.7.1 Pager Port: 5050 File transfer ...
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How to solve the Pidgin GTalk client not working on Windows 7 problem?

When I try to connect my pidgin to my gtalk account it doesn't work anymore. What should I do? The error is Not Authorized I used Protocol XMPP Username without @gmail.com Domain gmail.com ...
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Pidgin - Google Talk - How to display the dialpad

I have Google Voice working with Google Talk and pidgin on my local computer. My problem is that if I dial a conference number, I need a dial pad to enter the numbers, how can I get pidgin to display ...
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Why does Pidgin kill itself when marked as offline?

I'm on Ubuntu 10.04 netbook with Pidgin 2.6.6. Whenever I lose my WiFi connection or I mark Pidgin as offline, Pidgin does just that, but also quits itself. This is very irritating when I use my ...
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Pidgin will not receive files

Anytime someone tries to send me files over YIM or AIM when I am using Pidgin 2.7.5 on Arch Linux, it fails mid-transfer, telling me that they cancelled, and telling them that I cancelled. The same ...
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Settings for file transfer via yahoo protocol on pidgin

OS > Windows Vista Home Premium I have tried sending and receiving files with my friend who is using yahoo messenger but it fails every time. Are there specific settings I should use? -I managed to ...