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Pidgin's Google Talk plugin dropping messages

Until a few days ago, I used Pidgin's Google Talk plugin to talk to a few people (who are using adium, so still libpurple afaik) and it all worked fine, even though as far as I know gtalk has been ...
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Make KeePass recognize login field in Desktop application

I use KeePassXC as my password manager; my operating system is Linux Mint 20.2. Login fields in Firefox are automatically recognized. I can click on a small key symbol and both username and password ...
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Can pidgin show the unread messages in the buddy list?

I'm using Pidgin version 2.10.11-7 under linux with XMPP and I'm trying to get the number of unread messages to be displayed on the buddy list with buddies and with chat-groups but I don't see a ...
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Pidgin frequently disconnects with the message "write error"

Pidgin 2.10.11-7.el7 (libpurple 2.10.11) Office Communicator protocol GNOME 3 CentOS 7 Pidgin frequently disconnects. On the login screen it will print out "write error" I looked in my home ...
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How to enable audio/video in Pidgin's XMPP for Google?

I have my regular "Google Talk" account configured in Pidgin and exchanging texts works fine. Unfortunately, all of the options under the "Media" menu remain greyed out -- even though the computer ...
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Is there any way to create a group in pidgin like in WhatsApp?

I have been using pidgin to chat with my fellow colleagues. If I have to convey any message to of them, I need to send by opening individual chats. So if there is an option to create a group, I can ...
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Useful XMPP chat notifications in Pidgin

I'm using XMPP chat rooms at work via Pidgin for team chat. I'm used to Slack, but we haven't fully switched over as of yet. Pidgin doesn't seem to be set up to allow useful persistent chat ...
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Why isn't Pygments working in Pidgin on Ubuntu?

I'm trying to get code syntax highlighting working in Pidgin. I've installed it with these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kip/pidgin sudo apt-get install -y pidgin pidgin-sipe It works fine ...
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Mastodon with Pidgin?

I'm trying Mastodon. According to the Mastodon Wikipedia page, The service is interoperable with the federated social network GNU social and other OStatus platforms. Now Pidgin has the Twitter ...
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Pidgin for XMPP -- SSL Handshake failed

I installed the latest Ubuntu 18.04 and am trying to connect to our in-house XMPP server (which is quite old and I have no access to) with Pidgin like I used to. But I'm unable to connect... Getting ...
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Is it impossible to keep large amounts of Skype contacts organized?

Is it impossible to keep large amounts of Skype contacts organized? There seems to be two key features missing: Organizing contacts into Lists (recently removed) Associating "notes" with ...
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In Pidgin, perl.dll is not loadable error

I can find this error in Pidgin's (version Pidgin 2.12.0, libpurple 2.12.0) debug window: (17:57:27) plugins: C:\Program Files (x86)\Pidgin\plugins\perl.dll is not loadable: `C:\Program Files (x86)\...
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How can I close pidgin via command?

The problem was described at https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/9698. In Linux, I can ask pidgin to close via pkill pidgin or kill [pid]. The program will then take care of it and shut itself down. ...
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How do I verify pidgin certificates?

Pidgin pops a dialog with this occasionally. Where do I go to verify these Google certificates? Certificate Information Common name: *.google.com Issued By: CN=Google Internet Authority G2,O=Google ...
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Syncing communications between Pidgin clients

Is there a way to sync communications between multiple pidgin clients? We have SMS texts that come to 8 clients, but if one of the office desk clients responds, no one else in the office see's the ...
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How unsafe is to "allow access to less secure apps" in Google?

I want to use Pidgin with Google Talk on Ubuntu but Google says: Google will continue to block sign-in attempts from the app you're using because it has known security problems or is out of date....
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How can I make Pidgin always accept an expired certificate?

My work uses a local XMPP server (Wildfire, now called Openfire). When using the Pidgin client, it always asks me if it should accept the invalid (expired) certificate. I would like to get Pidgin to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 do I set up Google Talk/Hangout in Pidgin?

I'm using Pidgin and it works 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 nothing works ...
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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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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 to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 "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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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 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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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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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 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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"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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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. e....
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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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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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