Pidgin

Choco packages | pidgin, piding-otr
Ubuntu packages | pidgin, pidgin-plugin-pack, pidgin-otr
See also | :irc :xmpp

Notes

OTR (secure messaging)

Stop telling everyone your password

Create ~/.purple/gtkrc-2.0 with the following contents:

binding "my-bindings"
{
	bind "Return" { "insert-at-cursor" ("\n") }
	bind "<ctrl>Return" { "message_send" () }
}
widget "*pidgin_conv_entry" binding "my-bindings"

Highlight "everyone" and "anyone"

http://westmarch.sjsoft.com/2012/11/highlight-anyone-and-everyone-in-chat/

Internet relay chat (IRC)

http://wiki.freeculture.org/IRC_with_Pidgin

Hide buddy list on start

http://askubuntu.com/a/116487/7146

Issues

Further reading

Pidgin 3 development blog
https://blog.wasilczyk.pl/en/category/pidgin-en/



Backlinks: desktop menagerie

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