View Full Version : [ubuntu] Pidgeon: adusting fonts and messages

September 12th, 2008, 07:13 PM

I'm using the pidgeon IM client that comes with the latest Ubuntu.

I have a friend who is contacting from a windows yahoo IM client. Her fonts are really small. Is there anyway I can override her fonts, or anybody else's on MY client to see the conversation the way I want to?

Also, my friend told me that when I am busy typing she sees a funny message "Steve is having 10,000 monkeys typing". Anyone know where I can adjust that?


September 21st, 2008, 04:23 PM
> First, I've really by enjoying pidgin. I'm using the latest pigeon
> client on the latest Ubuntu installation.
> I have 3 miscellaneous questions. I did not see these issues answered
> in the FAQ. If these things are covered in a doc some place please
> point me there.
> First question
> Is there anyway I can control the fonts that I see when someone sends
> me a message?
> Some people send me messages where the font is too small or irritating.
Tools, Preferences, Conversation, uncheck show formatting on incoming

> Second question.
> A friend of mine told me that while I am typing messages she sees
> funny messages telling her that I am typing. Where
> I can find what these messages are and how can I change them?
Same screen, uncheck Notify buddies that you are typing to them.
> Third question. What happens when you "block" someone?
> Does that person simply not see you in their list as if you aren't
> logged on? Do they see you in the list but get a message that you
> don't want to talk to them?
For most clients, you don't show as online.