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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 & 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Pidgin to display alias in conversation instead of username

I can't seem to get pidgin to display anything other than a buddy's username in a group chat room started within AIM. I would like to use a 3 character alias instead of their username which is ...
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How to configure video chat on pidgin with XMPP non local networks

I want to use pidgin for video chat on Linux with XMPP. Inside local network it appers to be working, but not if leaving the local network. During googling I've found an howto which is adding some ...
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In Pidgin how can I scroll the conversation window from the input control?

If I have a conversation window up and my cursor is on the input box for a new message, is there a way that I can 'jump into' the conversation backlog so that I can scroll, I've tried shift + tab but ...
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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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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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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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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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Symbol lookup error while starting pidgin in Arch

I have just installed pidgin from the source code that i downloaded from pidgin site, it compile correctly with using below commands : ./configure --disable-gtkspell ; make ; make install but, when ...
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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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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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Successfully connected Pidgin audio/video call has black screen, no audio

I've been trying to use Pidgin for XMPP audio/video chat with a friend across the country. The first time we tried it, my microphone wouldn't work, but everything else worked fine. I then went home - ...