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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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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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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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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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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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Wgv 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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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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“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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Facebook on Pidgin Portable: “Can't connect”

Settings: Domain: chat.facebook.com Advanced: Connection Port: 5222 Connection Server: chat.facebook.com OS: Windows 7 Enterprise I am on a school network, but we can access Facebook.com
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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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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 do I 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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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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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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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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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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How to 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.