Jan 28, 2013

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Google Talk Multi Instance

How will you login to to google accounts at same time from same machine? May be can use two browsers..

Again what if we want to use Gtalk to chat and at same time use two accounts, It happened to me 1 year ago when i was in my home and logged into Gtalk in my personnal gmail account. For some purpose I needed to chat with my senior at office and wanted to open one more instance of the chat but it was opening only one instance. Didn't find any solution to chat with my senior and continued a browser based chat.

Later in some forum I found a hack for this, sharing the steps here...
I use windows XP and have tried only in XP, others please try in other OS's also.

Do these to create multi instance Gtalk,

  • Find where Google Talk is installed.  Mostly it will be in "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe" .
  • Create a shortcut to this EXE with the following syntax assuming yours is the same location, "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe" /nomutex
  • Give a name to the shortcut and you are done.
  • Double click the shortcut and another instance of Gtalk will open up.
Some screenshots of steps assuming  gtalk is installed, "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe" is where your gtalk is residing,

(click on the images to load bigger image)
     No thanks or credits to me.. credits to the person who found this hack. Am not able to trace back the source post of these..
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