Invisible in Pidgin


Pidgin is a graphical modular messaging client based on libpurple which is capable of connecting to AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, XMPP, ICQ, IRC, SILC, SIP/SIMPLE, Novell GroupWise, Lotus Sametime, Bonjour, Zephyr, MySpaceIM, Gadu-Gadu, and QQ all at once. It is written using GTK+.

I am using Pidgin 2.4.1 and lately I was not having any “Invisible” status option and I was in need of it as Gtalk and Yahoo messenger provide it.
Pidgin helps to connect different accounts and so you can log in your accounts through pidgin and you dont have to log in your account through different Applications as messenger and Gtalk.
Pidgin is the default Chat application on Recent Linux Systems.

So Steps to enable Invisibe in Pidgin: ( I hope this works for you as it worked for me. 🙂 )

1. Open the Buddy List.
2. In the menu, Tools -> Plugins. Enable XMMP Console. Close the Plugin Window
3. In the menu again, Tools->XMMP Console->XMMP Console.
(See if your account in which you want to go invisible is selected if you have multiple accounts. )
4. In the text box, put the following XML snippet

{{{
<presence>
<priority>5</priority>
</presence>
<presence type=”unavailable”>
<priority>5</priority>
</presence>
}}}

Press Enter

5. Done this is it. If this is not working on your version, now try changing the status to Invisible.

Finally, if you want to reset the above settings. Follow the same procedure but make in the above XML snippet.

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5 thoughts on “Invisible in Pidgin

  1. Where did you find that code? I can't find any google documentation on the feature's implementation :-(. Also, notice that by using that code you won't be able to see when people log in and out on gtalk.

  2. @rafael almeida: i got it somewhere when i googled it..and when i tried it…everythin was working fine… I will see into the problem of gtlak u said as soon as possible.. 🙂

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