Fear using gtalk in office? grab this alternative

Posted on: March 25, 2007

                 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.


10 Responses to "Fear using gtalk in office? grab this alternative"

Just log on Justmarathi.it.tt and login to GTalk

gtalk is blocked in my hostel..so is orkut,..none of d sites mentioned in dis blog can open it…can u brk our cyberroam
mail me at gin.vodka@gmail.com

u can open from here…


simple n trustworthy

Take a try on http://webuzz.im/ , 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.

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..

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.

U ppl can use http://www.ebuddy.com
It provides all the messengers.. and cud be opened like a site..


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

Hi struti,

dat msg 4 u..

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

Aw, this was an incredibly good post. Taking the time and actual effort to generate a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a lot and don’t manage to get nearly anything done.

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