To all Digsby users (ignore this post if you don’t use Digsby):
If you use Digsby with Facebook, you might have noticed that things behave strangely — the program pops up a window looking like this when it tries to connect to Facebook:
Then after you give it your credentials, Digsby still thinks you’re not logged in, and so on.
If you found this page via a google search, there’s a simple hack / workaround you can use to patch up this problem. Basically, instead of using the Facebook protocol to connect, we let Digsby use the Jabber protocol as a ‘proxy’ to connect to Facebook:
- Go to Digsby -> My Accounts and in the Add Accounts section at the top, select the Jabber icon.
- You should get a window that looks like this:
- In the Jabber ID box, put firstname.lastname@example.org, and in the password field, put your facebook password. For example, if your facebook page is at facebook.com/yourname, your Jabber id is email@example.com.
- Remove the facebook account from Digsby
At this point, you’re done: Digsby should give you no more problems about Facebook.
Warning: the following is unnecessary and experimental! It might screw up the entire Digsby installation, forcing you to reinstall!
However, you can replace the Jabber icon with the Facebook one (this is for purely cosmetic purposes):
- Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Digsby\res\skins\default\serviceicons (that’s the default installation path on my machine, yours may be different)
- Delete jabber.png, duplicate facebook.png, and rename it jabber.png
- Restart Digsby
There you have it — hack accomplished: