Eion Robb eion at
Sun Jul 2 17:08:37 EDT 2017

Hi Carol,

Buddy Pounces won't work for offline buddies.  You can however still chat
to them without a plugin, they'll just appear to be offline.  Using the
third party Hangouts plugin will improve the online/offline presence issue.


On 1 July 2017 at 01:23, Carol Zazu <cjzazu at> wrote:

> thanks but when I say the person has disappeared, I see her as offline but
> even though I turned on Buddy Pounces for her, she never shows up anymore
> (starting the day she was forced to switch to Hangouts which was 3 days
> ago). *Apparently Pidgin doesn't support Hangouts?*  Is my only option a
> plug in to connect with people on Hangouts??  Please correct me if this is
> wrong.  Thanks!
> On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 6:44 PM, Eion Robb <eion at> wrote:
>> Hi Carol,
>> Just to add a couple more options to the pool:
>> You can try to find the buddy using (from the buddy list) Buddies->New
>> Instant Message...   then the 'Name' field can search through your
>> buddies.  Once you find the right contact you'll probably see them as
>> offline.  If that's the case, you can right click their name in the
>> conversation window and choose "Show When Offline".  You can also show
>> offline buddies through the Buddies->Show->Offline buddies (again, from the
>> buddy list) menu.
>> A second option is to use the Hangouts plugin from
>> which won't show anyone
>> offline (and has a few extra features)
>> Cheers,
>> Eion
>> On 30 June 2017 at 03:43, Carol Zazu <cjzazu at> wrote:
>>> so a buddy on Pidgin using GoogleTalk has disappeared.  She says she is
>>> now on Hangouts.  How do I get her back?  Please be simple minded in your
>>> explanation.  Do I need a plug in?  Third party or from Pidgin?  thanks
>>> "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -Aldous Huxley
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