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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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Receiving pictures directly in Pidgin over Facebook

I am using Pidgin for the Facebook chat. Every time 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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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 set up Google Talk/Hangout in Pidgin?

I'm using pidgin and it work great. But I have trouble getting my google talk/hangout account running. I'm getting the error message: "Not Authorized" I found the following link but noting works for ...
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Google Hangouts through a Instant Messaging Client

Is there any way I can set up a Instant Messaging client like Pidgin or Empathy (or any others) on Debian Linux to interface with my Google Hangouts account?
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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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How to get windows line ending to work on linux pidgin client

I am using pidgin sipe plugin as alternative for microsoft Lync on my linux system. However, when someone send me a multiline message it gets all merged into 1 long line, so for example this: Hi How ...
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Can I connect to freenode via SSL on Pidgin/Windows?

When I set up an IRC account on the irc.freenode.net server and select "Use SSL" under the advanced tab, I get an "SSL Handshake Failed" error. I found a guide for setting up an SSL freenode ...
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Can I create multiple conversations for a single contact on Pidgin/XMPP?

It is sometimes helpful to manage multiple conversations with a single person, e.g. when discussing multiple topics asynchronously. Is it possible to create multiple conversation windows for a single ...
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Disable notifications for mode changes

When someone assigns me a +o it triggers the status icon to blink, as if someone "pinged" me by Carpetsmoker: Hello or sent me a private message. For example: (13:36:09) mode (+o Carpetsmoker ) by ...
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What do these options do for Google Talk contacts on pidgin?

Pidgin has numerous options for the Google Talk contact (you can see them when you right-click on the contact): Cancel Presence Notification Unsubscribe Block Remove I'm wondering which of these ...
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MSN messenger contacts not showing up in pidgin with skype plugin

I Have the skype plugin active on pidgin. It shows my skype contacts, but not my MSN contacts in the buddy list. I've only ever used MSN on pidgin or trillan, so with the recent merging of MSN with ...
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How can I connect Pidgin to Google Hangouts?

I've followed several Howto's with no success. Do I need a special type of account perhaps? I did turn on access for less secure apps. Is there a waiting period for Hangouts after creating a new ...
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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 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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How to compile and install Pidgin client and add Google Talk (~ Hangouts) into it on Linux? [duplicate]

How does one compile and install Pidgin client and add Google Talk (~ Hangouts) into it on Linux? Not only it is possible, but with relatively high security.
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Just a little confusion about Facebook Chat in Thunderbird

Facebook deprecated their XMPP Chat API for whatever evil business reasons they had. As their documentation and various blog posts or even StackExchange questions say, accessing Facebook Chat in that ...
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No sync between Pidgin and Hangouts notifications

I use Hangouts app on my Android device and Pidgin on my Windows PC. Until a few months ago, the notifications synchronized perfectly between the two applications. For instance, when I am actively ...
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Pidgin and conference via Google Hangouts

I have a question about Pidgin and Google Hangouts. Private chats work in Pidgin, all fine. But how can I get an existing conference in Pidgin via Hangouts?
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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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Log xmpp resource activity in pidgin

Pidgin has a facility for logging the status of people in your buddy list. Ordinarily Pidgin will log users as present when any one of the resources logged in is available. What I'm looking to do is ...
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Pidgin purple-facebook based account opens up many chatboxes automatically

I installed the pidgin purple-facebook plugin. Whenever I create an account using this plugin, after pidgin logs into the facebook account, automatically my last 50 or so facebook chats open up in the ...
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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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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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Connecting Pidgin to ZNC (Windows)

I'm on Windows 7, and have installed ZNC through Cygwin. I've created a server configuration, and I'm trying to connect a pidgin account to it via these instructions. I keep getting the "SSL ...
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Set up Sock5 proxy to use pidgin IM with XMPP

This is my setup for using pidgin IM. I am running Ubuntu as my host machine and I am using virtual box with "xp" as guest Os.Pidgin IM is installed in XP. My College internet allows only port 80,...
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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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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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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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Display latest conversation after reopening IM window

I would like to see the last conversation when closing and reopening an IM Window in Pidgin. I can't find an option in preferences. I use: Pidgin 2.10.9 (libpurple 2.10.9) I explicitly don't want ...
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How do I access Kik through Pidgin?

Is it possible to get on the Kik network with Pigdin? I'm told it uses xmpp but I can't figure out the configuration settings.
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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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Can pidgin + OTR be used the same way as cryptocat? chat without specify server?

Cryptocat is a messenger for the browser giving the user an end-to-end encrypted messenging service. A room can be created and shared before getting into contact, another user can be verified by ...
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Group Chat with persistent members in pidgin

I want to make a chat-room in Pidgin. I know the default way; i.e. using Add a Chat from Buddies menu. But there are some problems using it! Just the creator can have it in his/her list; so everyone ...
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Is there a way to see my messages sent by other clients in Pidgin?

When I have multiple Facebook Chat or Google Hangouts official clients connected to the same account, all messages that I type in one client appear on the other. But if one of this clients is Pidgin, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 OTR-...
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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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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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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 ...