Chat Window Pop-Up

Daniel Atallah datallah at
Thu Feb 16 12:22:00 EST 2012

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 12:14, Social Science Reference Desk
<social_science at> wrote:
> To Whom It May Concern (To Whomever May Know the Answer):
>                 I use Pidgin from a library reference desk. Consequently, we
> keep the computer’s sound turned off, and thus are not audibly notified when
> receiving incoming chats. Is there a way to make the minimized chat window
> pop up whenever there is an incoming chat? I have been able to make the
> window pop up when no other windows are open by unselecting ‘Show IMs and
> chats in tabbed windows’ under preferences, but when anything else is open,
> the chat tab on the toolbar flashes, but does not pop up. Absorbed in other
> projects, I have missed several chats; if possible, it would be great to
> make the chat screen pop up over whatever else I am working on. Does anyone
> know how to do this? Thanks!

The "Message Notification" plugin (which is distributed with Pidgin)
should be able to do what you're looking for.


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