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Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Vanquished, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Have any of you used the new Gmail Chat?
    I think they finally got the kinks out of it and now it is up and running..
    I just had a long chat with a friend who has gmail and i felt it was very much worth it. It was carefree and much less hassle than AIM with adds, and annoying buddy lists and such...
    -Jack
     
  2. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    i used it a couple of times, its useful for when people dont get on msn and they are on gmail u can catch them before they get off. verry handy
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I was amused by the animated emoticons. It was totally unexpected the first time I saw them. :D
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Seconded :D

    I think the feature is fantastic, have been able to talk with people who didn't even know GoogleTalk existed. As I have GoogleTalk open pretty much all the time, I now see people pop on and offline as they check their mail :D
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Yeah, it was a smart move. I'm sure a lot more people know it exists now that it's right there in front of them. :)
     
  6. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Its still not availiable here! :(
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Change the language in your GMail settings to English US rather than English UK... at a guess.

    I did and suddenly chat and web clips magically appeared.
     
  8. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Good sleuthing Batman
     
  9. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    You know whats odd?
    I use firefox and on both my computers when i go into gmail through the firefox extension, Gmail chat does not come up...
    I don't know if it affects any of you but if it does then this will just be a reminder for those just tuning in that it doesnt work through the firefox extension...
    -Jack
     
  10. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    argh - but I'd be loathe to do that - everything might be the wrong color after (sic.!) ;)

    I actually have a side question on this - another forum i participate in entirely separate and not techno oriented wishes to turn these OFF, and have Gmail so when you hit the sender it brings up the email - as it used to... any ideas sleuth? ;)

    Back to topic - can anyone advise as and when Miranda and Gaim (or any other client) incorporate the Gmail protocol into their IM clients? Until this happens I'll be leaving it alone...
     
  11. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Alright, so at first I thought it was stupid, another Messenger that I dont need, plus most of my friends dont have Google Messenger or whatever. Then I read some of this thread, so can somebody clear this up. What do you need to download, and all you do is sign into your mail?

    I'm abit confused, someone please clear things up.
     
  12. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Yeah
    all you do is sign into gmail,
    nothing else to do, i saw the message saying its coming then i saw it one day in gmail.. Its great, because some of my friends who never go on aim or anything i can catch in gmail when they are on...
    And i dont believe google chat is neccessary...
    -jack
     
  13. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    really, awsome!!
     
  14. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Yah it truly is, but remember, i have tried it on several computers and "G chat" doesnt appear in gmail if you go to gmail through the firefox extension...
    -Jack
    Glad to help
     
  15. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I'm lost, someone wants to disable the feature? I can't check right now, but isn't there a simple option to do so in the settings? Alternatively, just use "English UK" as your language, and functionality returns to normal.

    As for using Google Talk with other clients, (almost) anything that supports Jabber (Miranda and GAIM both included) will connect to the Google Talk network, as that's what it runs on. Check out this page: http://www.google.com/talk/otherclients.html
     
  16. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    OK....
    Right now i am very confused, are we still talking about the chat option in gmail anymore?
    I didn't think there was anything to it, i just logged in as well as 6 other people i know....
    -Jack

    Update:
    Earlier today, G-Chat in gmail was "experiencing technical difficulties"
    From what i can tell now, the firefox extension now works for G-chat as well...
    You can now log in from the firefox extension and when you click the icon at the bottom of you rscreen gmail and g-chat will appear!
    -Jack
     
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  17. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    which extension, I know there are a couple of them for gmail.
     
  18. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    ......huh?
     
  19. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    OK,
    Sorry about the confusion for both of you,
    I was talking about GMAIL notifier for firefox, version 5.5
    And what i was saying in total (for speedy) is that before when you accessed your inbox through gmail notifier "G-Chat" would appear, you couldn't use it...After yesterday it seems to be fixed, thus you may now access your inbox and "G-chat" through the firefox extension.
    Sorry again about the vague explaination i gave earlier, i must have been tired...
    -Jack