Pidgin Internet Messenger PDF Print E-mail

gOS Rocket offers a great solution for users who are accustom to online messaging software like AIM, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, Groupwise, ICQ, IRC,MSN, MyspaceIM,yahoo and more. Pidgin Internet Messenger takes the idea that you may have friends on different networks and gives us access to all of these at the same time. This means you can use the same old instant messaging account you have for years, right on your gOS Rocket Desktop through the Pidgin Internet Messenger. To access Pidgin Internet Messenger select Applications on the main menu, then Internet --- Pidgin Internet Messenger.

pidgin in gos menu

The first window we see is the Accounts window with a welcome message. Here we can Add accounts, Modify existing accounts, or delete Pidgin accounts.

welcome to pidgin


After selecting the Add button we see the Add Account window. Here we need to set login options which include the Protocol or instant messaging account holder. Next the screen name, password and local alias. Selecting the remember password checkbox will prevent having to retype the password. Under user options we can choose to be notified of new mai, we can also  choose our own buddy icon for this account.

add account


The advanced tab gives us server, port, and proxy options.

advanced account settings


Finally our buddy list should be displayed. Click on Buddies Add Buddy or Add Group to start adding more friends to your buddy list

buddy list


To change a variety of features select Tools --- Preferences. Here you can change options relating to the interface, conversations, the smiley theme, sounds, network, browser, logging, and status/idle. Inside the Preferences window is where we can do anything from set sounds and notifications to enabling buddy icon animation.


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