Windows Focus

Daniel Atallah datallah at
Mon Mar 5 15:20:50 EST 2012

On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 15:19, Dan Will <willda at> wrote:
> Hi all,
>    I’m having trouble with Pidgin not taking focus when a message is sent to
> a user. I’ve setup a private (intranet) Openfire server using xmpp only.
> Users can login and send messages to any of our locations without problem
> but, the messages won’t take focus and are therefore hidden behind anything
> that is open at the receiving computer. Has anyone run into this and found a
> solution? Openfire is running on WAMP on Windows 2008 server (R1) and Pidgin
> is running on Windows 7 sp1.

The behavior of not stealing focus is by design.

You can change the behavior using the Message Notification Plugin
(which is shipped with Pidgin).


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