Articles Tagged empathy

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[How to] Install Empathy with MSN XMPP Support in Ubuntu 11.10

We've blogged about it endlessly of late - but now Ubuntu 11.10 users can finally try it out for themselves. What am I jabbering about? Empathy with Microsoft's newly-implemented MSN XMPP support...

23 December 2011
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Empathy with MSN XMPP Support Lands in Ubuntu 12.04

Barely day after GNOME devs added it to Empathy, working MSN XMPP support has landed in Ubuntu 12.04. The feature allows stable connection to the MSN Network using the open standard XMPP service. The use of such a well supported standard should give Linux users a stable and consistent connection to what is one of the worlds largest IM networks. If you're already using Ubuntu 12.04 you'll find this update sliding down the update pipes very shortly.

20 December 2011
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Empathy Readies MSN XMPP Support

Empathy users can look forward to native MSN XMPP in the version 3.3.2 of the popular chat app. The feature comes days after Microsoft announced connection to their millions-strong MSN messaging service via the popular open XMPP standard.

19 December 2011
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Ubuntu Ambiance Style Empathy Messaging Theme

One of the great features of Ubuntu's default instant messaging application 'Empathy' is the support for 'Adium Message Styles'. These let you theme your messaging window in a variety of ways. The only draw back is that most of the ready-made Message Styles available online are made for Adium (the Mac OS X version of 'Pidgin') and don't always work well in Empathy on Linux. But Linux-made variants are available - such as this 'Ambiance Adium Message Style' by franksouza18 3.

22 November 2011
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Video Effects Coming to Empathy Video Chat

GNOME developer Raluca has been working on bringing the cool video effects from webcam app 'Cheese' over to Empathy's video chat window.

19 August 2011
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Run Skype as a daemon and manage it from Empathy or Pidgin in Ubuntu 11.04

Gzap stopped by the OMG! Ubuntu! inbox to drop off a tip that unifies Skype and Empathy; by installing the pidgin-skype plugin from the Ubuntu Software Centre you can manage your Skype contacts from the buddy-list of Ubuntu's default IM client Emapthy.

18 April 2011
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Empathy’s new icon

Kiss goodbye to the telepathic blue twins: Instant messenger Empathy has had a logo-revamp.

16 March 2011
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Empathy 3.0 adds contact blocking (finally)

Empathy 3.0 will finally include 'user blocking/unblocking ' - a feature long demanded by users of the multi-protocol chat application.

14 March 2011
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Natty pimps audio call requests

Audio call requests made via Empathy are to receive some long over due 'pimping' in Ubuntu 11.04. Here's a video of them in action.

13 February 2011
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How to Auto start Gwibber & Empathy

Get Gwibber and Empathy to auto start on login.

3 December 2010
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One Window Empathy: Boy would it simplify my life

When using my netbook I loathe having to use Empathy - or any instant messenger for that matter. But why?

1 December 2010
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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 […]

20 November 2010