I can't find a way to quit Pidgin under Ubuntu/GNOME 3

Mathieu Dubois duboismathieu_gaas at yahoo.fr
Thu Dec 11 15:14:03 EST 2014

I wonder how I missed a).

Thanks a lot,

Le 11/12/2014 20:50, ChO2 a écrit :
> AFAIK, there are 3 different ways to quit Pidgin:
> a) Go to the buddy list, and click “quit” in the buddies menu.
> b) Right-click on the systray icon and click “quit”.
> c) If you have disabled the tray icon in the preferences dialog, you can
> no longer minimize Pidgin to tray; Instead, closing the buddy list will
> now close Pidgin directly.
> Note that b) and c) are never available at the same time because the
> systray icon is either enabled or disabled.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mathieu Dubois <duboismathieu_gaas at yahoo.fr>
> To: support at pidgin.im
> Subject: I can't find a way to quit Pidgin under Ubuntu/GNOME 3
> Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:02:46 +0100
> Hi,
> I'm using Pidgin for years under various distribution and it always
> worked well. However since my upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04, using GNOME 3, I
> can't find a way to quit Pidgin. Simply put I want to start pidgin (not
> at login) and be able to quit it when I want like any other application.
> AFAICS, there is no "quit" option in Pidgin menu. When I click on "quit"
> in Pidgin top icon, all the windows are closed but Pidgin remains active
> which is very annoying and (as pointed by some users) potentially
> dangerous (since anybody in front of the computer will also have access
> to the contact list for instance).
> I have found several messages on the same problem but it's not very
> clear. My questions are then:
>     1) is there a built-in way to quit Pidgin that I have missed?
>    2) is there any plugin/gnome-shell extension that can provide a "quit"
> button as a temporary fix?
>     3) would it be possible to have a quit icon/menu entry that really
> closes Pidgin?
> Thanks in advance,
> Mathieu
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