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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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Pidgin sort buddy group alphabetically

I was trying to make Pidgin interface look similar to Windows Live Messenger. Is there any Pidgin plugin can sort buddy group alphabetically without manually sort? Another question - is there any ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...