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    What's this icon in Pidgin?

    Hi,

    Something curious happened today while using Pidgin. One of my contacts had a strange icon, like a blue ball, and I had never seen it before. Do you guys have any clue about what it could be?
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    Re: What's this icon in Pidgin?

    They're using the web messenger
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    Re: What's this icon in Pidgin?

    Well, I don't use Pidgin, but when I did I knew that the red ball meant offline and the green ball meant online, perhaps this means "away" or "busy"?

    Is this the repository version, or the one from the website?

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    Re: What's this icon in Pidgin?

    that space where the blue ball is is usually reserved for stuff like the cell phone icon (means they are online via their phone), a music icon (for msn and stuff that supports 'what you are playing')....so i can only guess that since it looks like a globe, it means its using the web messenger like someone above said.
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    Re: What's this icon in Pidgin?

    you can right click on the name and then get info to check what exactly that might be

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    Re: What's this icon in Pidgin?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiceMonster View Post
    They're using the web messenger
    That's what I was thinking, considering it looks like an unbranded Firefox logo.

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    Re: What's this icon in Pidgin?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiceMonster View Post
    They're using the web messenger
    That's correct.

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    Re: What's this icon in Pidgin?

    Thank you guys for solving the blue ball mystery with Pidgin. Now I will check AIM Express and see if I can produce another blue ball.

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    Re: What's this icon in Pidgin?

    The dead threads are awoken... and I am charged with laying them back to rest...


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