Is there an actual tutorial somewhere?
evan at espphotography.com
Mon Feb 9 12:34:23 EST 2009
At 09:04 AM 2/9/2009, you wrote:
>Last Friday I installed Pidgin on my WindowsXP
>system so I could chat with one of my clients.
>His company uses SameTime, and someone pointed
>out that Pidgin supports this protocol. Ive
>even managed to send my contact a test message
>and received a response, but the process has been PAINFUL!
Pidgin for me has been one of the most user
friendly and easy to use IM clients... That's just me though.
>Furthermore, none of the resources Ive been
>able to find on-line have been very helpful
>including the users guide and the FAQ on
>pidgin.im. For example, the users guide says
>the following: Use the Account Editor
>(Accounts->Add/Edit) to add the account of the
>appropriate messaging service. Theres nothing
>here though that tells me where to find the Account Editor.
Well, it does appear that the FAQ is incorrect.
But if you go under Accounts, there's only a few
choices, and the top one is "Manage Accounts".
Seems pretty self explanatory to me.
Pidgin isn't a big complicated program. It would
probably take you 10 minutes to go through every
page of every option to configure it. Maybe even less.
> Is there a nice, simple tutorial somewhere
> that tells/shows you how to use the program??????
I just read through the FAQ, and it seemed to do
a prretty good job for me... Granted I've been using pidgin for years.
>Some specific questions/comments:
>- When I launch the program I get a bare window
>with a drop-down at the bottom that says
>Available. I assume this is supposed to
>contain my buddy list, but nothing I do on the
>main screen in this window (double-click,
>right-click) causes anything to happen.
Once you've added accounts, go to Accounts, Enable Account, or hit Control-A.
>- After much searching I finally found the
>Pidgin link in my systems tool tray. This, in
>fact, is what allowed me to add a SameTime account and to send a new message.
>- So far I havent been able to find anything
>that resembles add name to buddy list
Buddies, Add Buddy (or Control-B.
> Like I said earlier, a nice, simple tutorial
> preferably one complete with screen shots
> would really help me figure out how to use this tool.
> (BTW I was originally directed to
> <http://www.pidgin.com>www.pidgin.com for the
> downloads, but I couldnt find anything there
> that looked reasonable. I did eventually find
> pidgin.im, which looks like its the official
> pidgin site. Did someone tie up the former so you cant use it?
Sure looks like a cybersquatter to me... I'm
curious and the developers may be too, what directed you to pidgin.com ?
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