Hello together, a short summary what happened since the last blog entry and led me to the creation of a small Pidgin plugin.

  • I switched to linu
  • I decided to use Pidgin instant messanger
  • I hated the big, fat, ugly status bar in pidgin
  • I wasn’t able to find a plugin that hides it (and does nothing more)
  • So I wrote my own

It is just for Unix (I guess..) and you have to build it yourself. A small README is included in the tarball.

Sourcecode hidestatusbar.tar

I hope it helps anybody.


  • Micha? Sept. 10, 2012, 1:49 p.m. reply

    Hi, I have Ubuntu 12.04 [HTML_REMOVED] I use Pidgin. Y used plugins do make it look quite nice (screenshot http://ubuntuone.com/3PdxOZNjPwKGcJFOvVVNsI) but this ugly statusbar ruins everything. Can you send to my email more details how to build your plugin to completly hide statusbar? Please.

    • Oli Sept. 11, 2012, 8:55 a.m. reply

      Dear Michal, I am currently and for the next weeks on vacation. I can have a look when I get back, but atm. I don’t use Pidgin any more. It should compile fine, though. I don’t think it needs many dependencies…

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