Ubuntu – Messaging Menu missing after upgrade to 12.10


Upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 today, and the messaging menu is missing. Might be because the only application that I use with the messaging menu is Pidgin. Is this an issue where pidgin has not been integrated with 12.10 ?

I am assuming here that the messaging menu is hidden when no application is using it.

What can I do to integrate pidgin with the messaging menu and get it back ?

Best Answer

The way applications interact with the messaging menu was changed in 12.10, and not all applications have been updated. Pidgin (as of 20th Oct 2012) has not been updated. There is a ticket tracking what applications have been migrated. Until then Empathy could be used as an replacement.