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Rename Buddy Group In Finch

I use Finch as my primary IM client. I have divided my buddies up into groups, but I made an error when I was naming the groups. How can I rename a buddy group from within Finch? Is it even ...
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New Pidgin chat windows created in the background

I have tried everything I can, but Pidgin chat windows do not pop-up in focus when I get a new message. The chat windows are created in the background and I always miss them. I suspect this is a ...
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Block unknown users in Pidgin

How can I block messages from people who isn't in my buddy list in Pidgin? I always receive a lot of bothering messages from people who is not in my list, I have look at all the options in Pidgin but ...
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Any way to disable Ctrl+L keyboard shortcut for clearing scrollback in Pidgin?

I am using Pidgin 2.7.1 on Windows XP and I noticed that if I am in a conversation window and I press Ctrl+L, it clears my conversation history and there is no easy way of getting it back (as far as I ...
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How to associate gmail id to pidgin account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to setup a Google Apps GTalk account in Pidgin? I have an id (myname@mycompany.com) registered via Google Apps so I use myname@mycompany.com to register in Google ...
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GNU Screen and Finch Not Playing Nicely

I use finch for instant messaging, and for persistence, finch is one of the things that runs in my screen session. There are three main computers that I access my screen session from, and each works ...
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Pidgin to pidgin, what protocol to chose?

I and a friend need to start to use some instant messaging and it seem like pidgin is a nice program to use. However it supports quite a lot of different protocols. So my question is witch to choose? ...
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be invisible to one particular user in Pidgin

Is there any way to be invisible to just one user on my Pidgin buddy list, and visible to everyone else? It is a Yahoo Messenger user in case that matters.
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Linking to a chat room via XMPP: URI

I found out how to link directly to a chat room on a Jabber conference server -- it took a bit of digging, and I wound up actually looking at the spec before I was sure I was doing it right. I ...
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Why my pidgin status message is not synced with gmail / gtalk?

im using pidgin as my im client, and its very nice, i have this problem, if i set status message in pidgin, those message i set within pidgin is not showing on the gtalk client or gmail. but with ...
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Yahoo Messenger IP range

I use PeerBlock (former PeerGuardian) and, as a consequence, Yahoo Messenger (actually Pidgin) fails to connect every once in a while; PeerBlock reports the access being blocked because the ...
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Pidgin To Shoretel Call Manager IM

Is anyone out there using Pidgin to connect with Shoretel's Instant Messaging? Shoretel 9.2. According to one of the docs I found on Shoretel's website, it should be connecting as a SIMPLE client ...
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How to configure Pidgin IM with sipgate SIP?

I have a sipgate SIP-account with money on it. Telephony works fine with Empathy. But how to configure Pidgin to support my SIP-account?
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Connecting to gtalk using jabber80.com on Pidgin

how do I go about configuring pidgin so that I can connect to Gtalk using jabber80.com?
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How to work audio call in pidgin?

How to enable or work audio call in pidgin ? because i am not able to hear audio calls
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how do to hide that “ user is typing ” message in pidgin?

how do to hide that " user is typing " message in pidgin?
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Google Talk buddies aren't appearing online in Pidgin

I don't know what changed (or if this is just a fluke with Google Talk at the moment), but my Google Talk buddies aren't appearing online in Pidgin even though they are. I tried deleting the account ...
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Pidgin: suppress notifications for account or protocol

I'm excited that Facebook Chat now easily plugs into Pidgin, but don't like getting all these notifications. Is there a way to suppress notifications for a single account or protocol? Well, if it's a ...
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pidgin bonjour on a VM not detecting other bonjour buddies on local lan

I am on a VM (virtualbox) on Windows 7 and trying to use pidgin bonjour to chat on local LAN. But i cant see any of the other bonjour buddies on normal PCs(not on VM) which are on local LAN. I know ...
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Pidgin cannot connect to jabber.org - SSL error

I normally use Pidgin (2.6.4 and now 2.6.5) on Ubuntu to connect to jabber.org via XMPP for instant messaging. Yesterday, sometimes when I tried to connect, I would get the following error: Unable ...
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How can I make Pidgin new message notifications more aggressive in Ubuntu 9.04?

I'm running Ubuntu 9.04, and have Pidgin's Message Notification plugin installed. I have "Set Window Manager "URGENT" hint" on, which I was expecting would flash the title bar of the message window, ...
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How do I dock a pidgin window in X?

Using the Windows Pidgin Options plugin, I can make the buddy list be dockable. If I dock it, other windows avoid it when maximising themselves. How do I do the same thing in X?
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Pidgin getting “Connection Refused” whenever I connect to IRC server

On my win 7 x64 machine using pidgin 2.6.3 I cannot connect to any IRC server. I have tried most of the North American servers, as well as my workplace's internal server with no luck. I have tried ...
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Pidgin (and Empathy) can't connect in Ubuntu 9.04

I've recently installed Ubuntu 9.04. I've set up my internet connection via wvdial (Ubuntu does not recognize my mobile broadband provider), which works but it seems pidgin does not know that I'm ...
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Plugins to make Pidgin more “account-oriented”? Keep accounts more separated

I log in to several different accounts on Pidgin. Pidgin collates all of my buddies into one buddy list. For example (inexplicably), I have my normal set of AIM groups, and then a group called ...
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What does “unknown command” mean in Pidgin?

While chatting with another user just type /some text in Pidgin. It shows "unknown command". What does it mean? How can I resolve this?
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Pidgin sound event when a message is received when the conversation window doesn't have focus

I'm looking for a way to set the sound preferences in Pidgin such that a sound is played only when a message is received when the conversation window doesn't have focus. There doesn't seem to be an ...
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Pidgin says “Unable to add user: Unknown error (204)” on login to MSN

I have Pidgin 6.5.5 for Ubuntu 9.04. Whenever I login to my MSN account, I get this error: "Unable to add user: Unknown error (204)" on login to MSN Which shows up in the debug log as: (18:22:45) ...
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How to setup a Google Apps GTalk account in Pidgin?

I can setup my normal GTalk account in Pidgin, but I don't know how to do it with my work GTalk which is for a Google Apps domain.
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Pidgin still notifies me when buddies come online, even though I'm set to “Do not Disturb”

Even when I have my status set as "Do No Disturb" Pidgin will still notify me when my buddies come online. It's very disturbing. I'd like no notifications to pop up while in DND mode. I've checked ...
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What is the best alternate to Pidgin under Linux? [closed]

Pidgin (2.5.5) keeps crashing on me (Ubuntu 9.04). What is the best alternative to it that supports XMPP/Jabber as well as MSN & Yahoo?
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How do I change spellcheck dictionary in pidgin on windows?

How do I change the spellchecker dictionary in pidgin on windows? I have aspell with english and swedish installed. I would like to be able to switch between them at will.
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How do I enable/disable spellcheck in pidgin on windows?

How do I (temporarily) disable the spellchecker in pidgin on windows?
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Is there some Google Talk Addon that I can use to group people in my Google Talk chat list?

I know Pidgin can do this, but I do not want to use Pidgin due to its interface.
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Can I import my Pidgin chat History to Sametime?

I was using Pidgin as my IM software for Sametime and Google Talk. I'm now switching back to using Sametime 7.5.1 (and Google Talk) separately. Is there any way to import my chat history from Pigdin ...
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create transparent PNG for GTK 2.0

Im trying to create a transparent theme for pidgin in windows, which uses gtk 2.0. I simply grabbed a theme dropped opacity and saved it again, however that didn't seem to work too well. How do i ...
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Using a theme in pidgin in windows

Hi I am trying to apply a theme to Pidgin in Windows 7 but cannot find out how. I looked here which tells me to place them in: C:\Program Files\Common Files\GTK\2.0\share\themes but that didn't ...
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How to transfer pidgin settings from one computer to another

I just got a new machine, and I'd like to copy my pidgin settings from the old machine to the new. What files need to be copied and where? Old machine Windows XP. New machine: Windows 7
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how to turn off all presence notifications ubuntu pidgin 2.5.5?

How do I turn off all presence notifications ubuntu pidgin 2.5.5? I right-clicked "cancel presence notification" but that is only for one user, and it doesn't persist.
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Removing HTML from Pidgin conversations

I'm using Pidgin 2.5.5 with SIPE for talking to MS Communicator user at work. The MS Communicator was just now upgraded and I'm seeing HTML markup with messages. Are there any plugins to interpret ...
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pidgin always shows offline “buddies”

I have the latest version of Pidgin installed on Windows, and the "hide when offline" / "show when offline" feature has no effect. I always see all the offline "buddies". What's wrong with it?
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Keyboard shortcut to start new Pidgin IM

I'm looking for an easy way to use a keyboard shortcut (from anywhere in Windows) to open a new Pidgin IM window with a contact in my buddy list. Normally I'd try and use Launchy for this (which I ...
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Using Pidgin 2.5.2 in Linux no sound is made for incoming messages (as it should)

I have a problem with Pidgin 2.5.2 in Linux (Ubuntu 8.10). When someone sends me a message no sound is played (the tray indicates a new message and blinks, that's it). Sounds play fine when I send ...
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Backup and restore Pidgin chat logs

Is it possible to backup Pidgin chat logs and then restore it on another machine? Additionally, are there any services which will upload this to a server and store it online (similar to Gchat)?