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How To Disable Pidgin’s Annoying Facebook Notifications

By default, Pidgin supports Facebook Chat accounts, but, also by default, it shows desktop notifications whenever someone logs in or out. With Facebook Chat, that happens A LOT. It took me a little online searching to find out how to disable them, so I figured I’d make it easier for you:

  1. Open Pidgin plugins and scroll to “Libnotify Popups”
  2. Disable “Buddy signs on”
    Screenshot-Libnotify Popups

The plugin isn’t easy to find visually because it doesn’t use the word “notifications” at all.

10 responses to “How To Disable Pidgin’s Annoying Facebook Notifications

  1. Haarausfall 04/21/2013 at 2:05 AM

    Hey! I realize this is kind of off-topic however I needed to ask.

    Does managing a well-established blog like yours take a lot of work?
    I’m brand new to blogging however I do write in my journal everyday. I’d like to start
    a blog so I can share my experience and thoughts online.

    Please let me know if you have any suggestions or tips for new aspiring bloggers.


    • Adam 04/21/2013 at 9:09 AM

      The great thing about blogging is that anyone can do it. And with blogging platforms nowadays, it’s super easy. You just need to get active and start writing content. Fire up a new blog at or Drupal or Blogger or wherever and start filling it with posts.
      The main thing you want to do is keep adding content. My blog isn’t a staple of this motive, because I use my daily tech support travels to find out how to fix problems and then I upload them here to help out others fix that problem if they run into it.
      Just try to stay active, that’s what’s important.
      Good luck!

  2. youtube hits 05/06/2013 at 6:30 AM

    I savour, cause I found just what I used to be looking for.

    You have ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man.
    Have a nice day. Bye

  3. Osirez (@osirez) 09/29/2013 at 3:22 AM

    Thank you! For an hour after a clean install, all I heard was badeep, badeep, badeep. Notification after notification coming from Facebook. You saved me a lot of hair pulling :).

  4. NNH 01/04/2014 at 6:13 PM

    This was a very good tip, those sign-on notifications were extremely annoying. I’m so happy I finally got rid of them! I wonder why anyone wants to have that kind of notification spam, as it is enabled by default.

  5. steveollis 10/21/2014 at 8:02 PM

    Thanks.. this was driving me insane

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