showing away when locking workstation

Etan Reisner pidgin at
Fri Jul 27 10:56:18 EDT 2007

On Fri, Jul 27, 2007 at 10:49:58AM -0400, Luke Schierer wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 27, 2007 at 09:10:44AM -0500, Marc Williams wrote:
> > Is there a way to have Pidgin immediately show away mode when I "lock workstation" (windows) or "lock screen" (linux-gnome) besides having to manually change my status?
> >
> I do not know of one, though a plugin could certainly do it, if it can
> detect when you lock the workstation.  I am not sure how you would do
> that.  Perhaps dbus?
> luke

I would simply change the wm binding/launcher/etc. to send pidgin a dbus
message to change status before locking the screen. Ideally your lock
screen program would have a way to let you specify things to do when it
locks your workstation. I don't know how you manage to do it on Windows


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