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Pidgin plugins
Copyright (C) 2016 James Boston <>


Sluggish is a plugin for the Pidgin IM client that sluggishly changes the status from Away to Available when you use the keyboard/mouse. Much like how the client changes your status from Available to Away only after you have been away from the keyboard for several minutes, Sluggish delays changing the status to Available until you have been back at your keyboard for several minutes.

Tested on Windows 10 with Pidgin 2.11.0 and Ubuntu 14.04 with Pidgin 2.10.9.


Download the plugin for your platform and pidgin version from the release directory.

Windows users copy sluggish.dll to %appdata%\.purple\plugins

Linux users copy to ~/.purple/plugins

Restart the Pidgin IM client and enable the plugin from the Tools menu.