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Fear using gtalk in office? grab this alternative

                 Most of my friends are afraid of using gtalk in offce…..When the Boss come they quietly switch it off….I sit in vain thinking that my friend will reurn…Here is an alternative.. Run Gtalk on a browser window….Now boss wont find out!!!Read below

The Google Talk Gadget is clearly more usable than the stand-alone GTalk desktop client or the floating AJAX version in GMail.

Here, each chat session opens up as a tab (like Firefox browser tabs), it can show previews of images or video and the chat client can easily be embedded inside webpages.

There’s however a small problem – while we have browser windows in front of us all the time, the same may not hold true for the webpage (like the Google personalized page) where we have embedded the GTalk gadget.

So here’s an alternate option – put the Google Talk client in the Firefox sidebar so it always stays in the foreground no matter what website you are on currently.

To add Google Talk to your Firefox sidebar, bookmark the following URL (right-click and choose Bookmark this link)

Now goto Bookmarks menu, navigate to the above bookmark, right click and choose Properties. Tick the checkbox that says Load this bookmark in the sidebar.

Update: An employee of an investment bank writes that their organization has banned Google talk in office but using the above method, he was able to circumvent the GTalk ban and could chat with friend out the firewalls of his office.

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  1. Ganesh Parab says

    Just log on and login to GTalk

  2. rittwika says

    gtalk is blocked in my is orkut,..none of d sites mentioned in dis blog can open it…can u brk our cyberroam
    mail me at

  3. sherloc says

    u can open from here…

    simple n trustworthy

  4. WeBuzz.IM says

    Take a try on , another web IM service provider, providing web Gtalk/AIM/MSN/Y!Messenger inside browser’s window. But they look like normal desktop messengers, so bosses may know you are using IM.

  5. shruti says

    hey rittwika .. u can hack all of the locked websites.. by using a software.. i dunno if u will read this comment or not.. so in case u do read it.. drop by my blog n leave a comment.. i will tell u the solution..

  6. shruti says

    U ppl can use
    It provides all the messengers.. and cud be opened like a site..

  7. Manish says

    Hi shruti,

    I need a help..i have read ur comment on dis site.

    orkut, gtalk n many more web site are blocked in my office.

    there is a proxy software JAP, but i m able to get it by which i can use orkut and gtalk.

    so wil u plzz suggest me how can i open gtalk and orkut in myy office……even my office have a wifi and i work on my lappy…but even it dosnt open.
    plzz give me suggestion on my mail id.
    lookin forward.

  8. Manish says


    i ahve just tried ur link…its also block…

    der is msg written ..web page violation..which almost appear wen we open orkut or gtalk….

    so….wht can i do more??

    can u able to send me a JAP setup so dat i can download it on my lappy and access gtalk n orkut

  9. Manish says

    Hi struti,

    dat msg 4 u..

    sry i forgot to mention ur name in my above question..

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