pidgin 2.2.2 AND 2.3.0 - configuration question

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at
Mon Dec 10 10:35:05 EST 2007

On Dec 10, 2007 10:28 AM, Adam Rodgers (adarodge) <adarodge at>

>  I've been looking but can't find a clear answer....
> How can I change pidgin so when a chat window pops up, it doesn't become
> the 'active' window?
> Too often, I'm writing an email or something and I notice someone chatted
> me and I'm now typing in the chat response window, or, while chatting with
> one person, another chat window becomes my active window.
> *I'd prefer not to use tabs but rather have an individual window popup for
> each chat session...*
> Thank you in advance,

This is going to be highly dependent on your window manager.

By default, at least in recent versions, Pidgin doesn't request focus for
new conversation windows.

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