pidgin autoconnecting--how to disable

Daniel Atallah datallah at
Tue Apr 2 23:29:31 EDT 2013

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 11:22 PM, Ileana <ileana at> wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Apr 2013 22:18:09 -0500
> Ileana <ileana at> wrote:
> I correct myself.  I would suggest a button in each account menu,
> "Auto-connect when Pidgin starts up?"
> If it is not selected, Pidgin passes over the account, and makes no
> network activity related to the account.
>> request that I think even non-privacy minded people would like this
>> simple feature added.  What is the workaround to disable autoconnect?

You can choose a Startup Status in the preferences - if you set that
to Offline, it won't connect on startup.

There is also the -n argument that you can pass to the pidgin command
to disable autologin for that instance.

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