Pidgin crashes when hiding IMs

Casey Harkins caseyharkins at
Fri Dec 7 00:38:28 EST 2007

Matthew Krass wrote:
> Using Pidgin 2.3.0 under Windows XP SP2 whenever I have it set to hide 
> new IMs and I receive one the program crashes. The scenario is as follows:
>     1. I set it to hide new IMs when away
>     2. I put up an away message
>     3. I receive an instant message and Pidgin crashes
> Also, if I set it to hide new IMs always, reception of an IM causes an 
> immediate crash. However if the conversation window is already open in 
> either scenario it works fine, so it appears to be related to hiding IMs 
> with Windows. This was all done with just AIM accounts as well.
> Is there any other information that would be helpful? This is my first 
> time using such a list so please forgive me if I've gone about this 
> incorrectly.

We should be releasing 2.3.1 very soon (likely within a day) which will 
hopefully fix this problem for you. If it doesn't, report back here or 
file a ticket at: (account creation required).


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