Pidgin shows up in Task Manager but nowhere else.

Daniel Atallah datallah at
Thu Feb 19 11:32:40 EST 2009

2009/2/19 Thomas Johnson <king_ultron at>:
> I was using a much older version of pidgin, and it was working fine. I
> updated and everything seemed to install fine, but now when i start the
> program nothing happens. No "connecting" icon or anything.
> When I check task manager it says there is an instance of pidgin running,
> but I've asked my friends and they say that I'm not online. I've uninstalled
> and re-installed it a handful of times trying to fix this but to no avail.
> Another odd thing is that its worked twice for me. Started up like it should
> and worked. Both times I thought I had fixed it or something, but after
> closing the program and trying to open it again I get the same problem.
> I'm using Pidgin 2.5.4 and had the gtk+ that comes with it but updated to
> 2.14.7 hoping that would fix it, but it didn't. Windows Vista.

Try getting a debug log:


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