Make Pidgin IM conversations appear in the Gnome Shell message tray
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README.md

pidgin-im-gnome-shell-extension

Make Pidgin IM conversations appear in the Gnome Shell message tray

Issues

  • Messages appear unseen in Pidgin after expanding notification in message tray. Don't know how to set unseen state in Pidgin
  • No notifications on locked screen even if notification settings allow it. Because Gnome Shell disables all extensions on screen lock
  • No notifications for conversation after right-click on conversation in the message tray. Left-click on conversation icon in the message tray to fix.

Features

  • Supports Chats and IMs for now (i.e. no file transfers or attentions)
  • User icons
  • User status as secondary icon
  • Sends typing state
  • Shows unread messages count
  • Tries to restore unread messages count after screen lock/unlock
  • Search provider for buddys from connected accounts (can be disabled from extension preferences)

Supported Gnome Shell 3.10, 3.12, 3.14, 3.16, 3.18, 3.20

Installation

Manual

mkdir -p $HOME/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions
cd $HOME/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions
git clone git://github.com/muffinmad/pidgin-im-gnome-shell-extension.git pidgin@muffinmad

Restart GNOME Shell and enable "Pidgin IM integration" extension

Arch Linux

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pidgin-im-gnome-shell-extension/

GNOME Shell Extensions

https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/782/pidgin-im-integration/