Monday, September 3, 2007

Run Multiple Instances Of Google Talk

In this post, I will tell you how to run multiple instances of Google Talk IM without the use of any third party software.

Disclaimer. This tutorial is just for educational purposes. You are yourself responsible for any violation of G!Mail Program Policies and/or any kind of misuse. I can't be held responsible for anything that you do!

  1. Right-click the Gtalk Messenger shortcut on your desktop
  2. Click Properties
  3. Select The Shortcut Tab
  4. You will see A Target Text-Box with: “c:\program files\google\google talk\googletalk.exe” /startmenu
  5. Change the Text to “c:\program files\google\google talk\googletalk.exe” /nomutex
  6. Click Apply and OK. to close the window.
  7. Now you can copy the shortcut file and paste Multiple versions on your desktop rename the shortcut to associate them with the appropriate Gtalk Account.
And you are done.

A Nifty Firefox Tip: Using Search

I myself like to use keyboard shortcuts more than finding and fiddling with the mouse over the screen. This especially helps me when I am at college and have to do all the online work in the limited time of a free lecture as I currently don't have an internet connection at my place in Chandigarh.

I use this nifty little way to save some precious seconds to search around when I have to work with a lot of keywords while searching for material for assignments and projects, so i thought to share it with you!

You can quickly jump to the search box in Firefox by pressing Ctrl + K.

You can change search provider the pressing Ctrl and Up/Down key.