Chatting with more than one buddy

Kenneth Holley passivehero at
Thu Nov 18 19:12:20 EST 2010

I've had several users complaining of the Pidgin window "hi-jacking" what
they're doing when another user IMs them - for example, someone might be
editing a Word document and the new message window pops-up and interrupts
their typing.  What setting controls this?

Thank you!

-----Original Message-----
From: Etan Reisner [mailto:deryni at] 
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2010 5:02 PM
To: Kenneth Holley
Cc: support at
Subject: Re: Chatting with more than one buddy

On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 03:09:10PM -0500, Kenneth Holley wrote:
> Hello,
> We are running the (latest) Pidgin client against OpenFire server in-house
> so all of our "buddies" are just our fellow staff of around 25.  The
> question is: If I'm say, chatting with another staff member and want to
> a third staff member into the existing conversation, how do I go about
> so?
> Thank you,
> Ken

You start a chat (muc) room and all join it.

Buddies->Join a Chat
Conversation->Join a Chat

There is a specification available for a process by which one can
"upgrade" a normal conversation into a muc room but it isn't particularly
well supported and has some less than well designed parts to it.


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