01 April 2009

GTalk in your firefox sidebar!

If you're like me, you have a hundred tabs open, and you can't always remember which tab is which for GTALK'ing purposes, and who really wants to navigate between tabs to respond etc. anyway? There's something called TalkGadget which revolutionises the way I do GTalk...

Okay, so most people aren't like me, and you have two tabs open, but still, it's a great way to do GTalk in Firefox (until IE offers "open in sidebar" this won't work with IE). What's more, it offers you the full functionality of the downloaded GOOGLETALK app - so you get VOIP, you get multiple tabs for chatting. Awesome! Couple this with PORTABLE FIREFOX and you've got a fully portable Google Talk client everywhere you go :)

What you do:

  1. Bookmark this URL (right-click and choose BOOKMARK THIS LINK)


  2. Go to BOOKMARKS menu
  3. Select the above bookmark
  4. Right click --> PROPERTIES
  5. Tick "Load this bookmark in the sidebar"
  6. (you may need to rename the link if it is called "not logged in")
  7. Now just load the bookmark and you're done!
It should end up something like this in your browser:

Thanks go to GTechInfo.Com for the heads up - I've verified it's a real GOOGLE gadget and not part of some scheme to steal our GOOGLE info ...


oltman said...

haha! nice april fool's joke buddy!

oltman said...

just kidding! this actually works REALLY well, and i am using it right now!

BrYan (aka Brattex) said...

It is great, isn't it? Marry that with portable firefox and you've got a mobile client with chat :)

oltman said...

if you really want to get into portable apps, ask me about WinPE... the windows OS on a USB stick. good thing about it being windows: all windows apps run on it! including firefox portable