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Stay Hidden on GTalk in Empathy: Fix

GTalk Empathy users may have come across the following bug: – You change your status to ‘hidden’ but Empathy shows you as ‘Busy’ – this can lead to all manner of super embarrassing moments…

"Hey – I thought you said you had to go offline so you could save a puppy from a skydiving manic?" 

Whilst the bug has been fixed in Telepathy 0.11, the fix cannot be installed from the Telepathy Development PPA because of dependency  issues.

Owais Lone let us know that there’s a simple way around it: install one of these 3 deb files and you can once again pretend to be offline when you’re really online.