Extension to integrate Pidgin in Gnome-Shell

We all know that the default courier client in Gnome es Empathy, so the integration with Gnome Shell It's great to spare, but the same is not the case with Pidgin that for me, it is much better.

Luckily there is an extension that allows us to correct this, in addition to having the notifications as with Empathy being able to respond instantly to any incoming message.


We open a terminal and put the following:

$ wget -c https://blog.desdelinux.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Integracion_Pidgin.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf Integracion_Pidgin.tar.gz
$ cd Integracion_Pidgin/gnome-shell/extensions
$ cp -R pidgin@gnome-shell-extensions.gnome.org/ ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/

Later we restart Gnome-Shell. We press the combination Alt + F2, we wrote «R» without the quotes and we give enter. We only have to activate the extension through Gnome-Tweak-Tool.

The result?

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  1.   Computer Guardian said

    Go ahead, my intention is not to "troll" but, what does it contribute compared to the extension that we can find in gnomeShell?

    As an exercise it seems interesting, does it include any improvement?

    1.    elav <° Linux said

      Honestly, if I tell you I'm lying to you, maybe it's the same. That one you tell me was the first one I tried to install, but for some reason (certain restrictions from my ISP), the Gnome extensions site doesn't allow me to install directly.

      1.    Computer Guardian said

        Moved by curiosity I have installed it and it has not given me problems; Keep in mind that activating extensions from the official site causes problems with certain browsers.

        A greeting compi and continues publishing as until now

        1.    elav <° Linux said

          Well, I did it from the current version I have of Firefox, but I think it is more of an access problem. Thanks compa, it is a pleasure as always to have here.

  2.   Erithrym said

    You just made me switch back to pidgin! I hope that Cinnamon is officially released for LMDE, I will do a completely new installation and I hope everything goes well!

    1.    elav <° Linux said

      Who me? If I don't do anything ... 😛

  3.   Ney said

    Thanks, glad it worked on my distro. XD.
    Aaaah, I wasted too much time trying to leave Gnome 3 to my liking, everything is a headache with gnome-shell. Although I prefer OpenBox and Mate, I like to keep up with Cinnamon and Gnome 3. To show off the effects of Gnu / Linux, I never liked KDE, I have reinstalled it, to see what it brings back.

    I will return to this blog. Good contribution