Oct '06
How to remove old kopete status messages
by Frank Spychalski filed under Computer

Kopete allows you to quickly add a message whenever you change your online status. Just click Set Status -> Online -> New Message and enter a new message.

kopete screenshot

But there is no way (at least in the graphical UI) to remove these messages again. These messages pile up and the UI is cluttered with useless old messages.

To remove unwanted messages, close kopete and edit .kde/share/config/kopeterc. You will find a section [Away Message] with a Messages entry. As you have probably guessed by now, this entry contains a comma-separated list of your away messages.

[Away Messages]

And now I have to set my online status to work again :-)

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5 Responses to “How to remove old kopete status messages”

  1. 1

    Thanks. Great tip. The out of date status messages have been bugging me for months



    John Craick (February 23rd, 2007 at 06:58)
  2. 2

    i have kopete and a couple of months ago i went to configure kopete on it and i went to the away messages tab and i set my away messages to remember to 99 but i used all of my 99 up and i cant add anymore or delete any and i dont remember what they say so i cant put a away up and i look at the above information but i cant figure it out can you please help me? i really need this fixed


    kayla keil (April 1st, 2007 at 04:16)
  3. 3

    Thank you very much. The messages were piling up. :)


    Alan Haggai Alavi (April 14th, 2007 at 04:28)
  4. 4

    It says i dont have permission to access the file :(

    Weiye (June 17th, 2007 at 05:04)
  5. 5

    @Weiye: I don’t know how this can happen, the file should be written by kopete which runs as your user. Does the file belong to root or another user?

    Frank Spychalski (June 23rd, 2007 at 19:40)

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