pidgin autoconnecting--how to disable

Daniel Atallah datallah at
Wed Apr 3 00:10:25 EDT 2013

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 11:43 PM, Ileana <ileana at> wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Apr 2013 23:29:31 -0400
> Daniel Atallah <datallah 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.
> Ha!  Thanks.  Both of these issues I was dealing with/annoyed for some
> time, and they were already there.
> However, I think other users also might expect to be able to put
> "localhost" in the tor/privacy proxy settings, and may also have no
> clue why its not working.  Not sure if that is enhancement or bug, but
> it was annoying for me.  I can't think of any reason a user would want
> dns for "localhost" to be proxied...

The string needs to somehow be converted to an IP address.

I'm not sure how appropriate it would be to put a special case in for
"localhost", that'd only be a partial solution and seems like an ugly

I'd be interested to know what other applications have done for this issue.


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