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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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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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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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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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Getting a list of active users

When using Pidgin with IRC, is there a way to list only users who are not away? For a given user I can click on Info to see the away status but that is not very practical.
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 “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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 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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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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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 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 ...