I finally got the approval to install Ubuntu on my work machine, don't laugh,
it was hell to get my supervisor to understand why I didn't want a Windows machine,
but know I am using GAIM for my IM needs, is they a plugin that hides conversation
windows with a shorcut key.
Minimizing or iconifying a window is really the job of your window manager so
if you want a shortcut for that look there first, the benefits of this are that
it will work on any window and not just pidgin windows.