Pidgin shows up in Task Manager but nowhere else.

John Bailey rekkanoryo at
Thu Feb 19 20:18:43 EST 2009

Thomas Johnson wrote:
> 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.

Did you try looking in the taskbar notification area for a Pidgin icon?  It
would probably be a white rectangle partially covered by a green circle.


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