Pidgin-3 and browser plugins

Ethan Blanton elb at
Mon Dec 16 11:01:26 EST 2013

Daniel Atallah spake unto us the following wisdom:
> On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 5:03 AM, Bjoern Voigt <bjoernv at> wrote:
> > sine some days I test the "Pipelight" browser plugin. During
> > Pipelight updates, I saw, that Pidgin loads this plugin. Why does
> > Pidgin need browser plugins? How can I disable this behavior?
> Pidgin has no knowledge of or interaction with your browser plugins (unless
> a third party pidgin plugin also has some sort interaction with the
> browser).
> What makes you think that "Pidgin loads this plugin"?

Pidgin 3, which is unreleased and unsupported, does of course use Web
Kit, which might load plugins that are installed for it (?).


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