Pidgin-3 and browser plugins

Peter Lawler bleeter at
Mon Dec 16 13:27:11 EST 2013

On 17/12/13 02:55, Daniel Atallah wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 5:03 AM, Bjoern Voigt <bjoernv at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 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"?
> -D

Sure does sound like some distro thing going on. If the OP can fill us
in on that detail, things might be a bit clearer (I didn't even know
what Pipelight was because my distro doesn't carry it, even in the
'non-free' repositories)


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