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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 transfer pidgin settings from one computer to another

I just got a new machine, and I'd like to copy my pidgin settings from the old machine to the new. What files need to be copied and where? Old machine Windows XP. New machine: Windows 7
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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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Save Chat Room in Contact List in Pidgin

I use several chat rooms regularly with Pidgin. Every time I want to join them, I need to pop-up the "Join Chat" dialog, select the right account, and enter the chat room name. Sometimes, the some ...
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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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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 can I type “ç” in Windows GTK apps?

I use an English (US) international keyboard layout, and every time I use the key ´ followed by c it yields the Portuguese and French character "ç" (cedilla), which is desirable. However in GTK apps ...
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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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Pidgin still notifies me when buddies come online, even though I'm set to “Do not Disturb”

Even when I have my status set as "Do No Disturb" Pidgin will still notify me when my buddies come online. It's very disturbing. I'd like no notifications to pop up while in DND mode. I've checked ...
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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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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 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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IM protocol with message receipt confirmation

Is there any instant messaging protocol (or plugin for Pidgin) that uses a read receipt layer to verify whether messages have actually been delivered and resend if not? I've had problems recently with ...
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Plugins to make Pidgin more “account-oriented”? Keep accounts more separated

I log in to several different accounts on Pidgin. Pidgin collates all of my buddies into one buddy list. For example (inexplicably), I have my normal set of AIM groups, and then a group called ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Change shortcuts of pidgin

In pidgin, I would like to change the keyboard shortcut of sending messages from Enter to Alt+S, does anyone know how to do it?
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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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What is the best alternate to Pidgin under Linux? [closed]

Pidgin (2.5.5) keeps crashing on me (Ubuntu 9.04). What is the best alternative to it that supports XMPP/Jabber as well as MSN & Yahoo?
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Keyboard shortcut to start new Pidgin IM

I'm looking for an easy way to use a keyboard shortcut (from anywhere in Windows) to open a new Pidgin IM window with a contact in my buddy list. Normally I'd try and use Launchy for this (which I ...
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Linking to a chat room via XMPP: URI

I found out how to link directly to a chat room on a Jabber conference server -- it took a bit of digging, and I wound up actually looking at the spec before I was sure I was doing it right. I ...
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Pidgin: a me-specific log file?

I'm trying to make a compilation file of all the text sent by me and all the responses that included my name.... What's the best way about scripting this? Is there a plugin like that for pidgin? ...
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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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how to turn off all presence notifications ubuntu pidgin 2.5.5?

How do I turn off all presence notifications ubuntu pidgin 2.5.5? I right-clicked "cancel presence notification" but that is only for one user, and it doesn't persist.
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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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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 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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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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New Pidgin chat windows created in the background

I have tried everything I can, but Pidgin chat windows do not pop-up in focus when I get a new message. The chat windows are created in the background and I always miss them. I suspect this is a ...
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On Pidgin, how to search for the next person with a name?

In the contact list, when I type a name, it highlights the first match. How to find the second match? I tried F3 with no avail.
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Pidgin to pidgin, what protocol to chose?

I and a friend need to start to use some instant messaging and it seem like pidgin is a nice program to use. However it supports quite a lot of different protocols. So my question is witch to choose? ...
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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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Using a theme in pidgin in windows

Hi I am trying to apply a theme to Pidgin in Windows 7 but cannot find out how. I looked here which tells me to place them in: C:\Program Files\Common Files\GTK\2.0\share\themes but that didn't ...
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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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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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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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How to work audio call in pidgin?

How to enable or work audio call in pidgin ? because i am not able to hear audio calls
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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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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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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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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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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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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?