Turning off Google Talk

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by kcnychief, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I really only checked into this for a few seconds, poked around in the options and didn't see anything.

    When I login to GMAIL from work, it's not a big deal because I am accessing my e-mail. BUT, essentially it looks as if I am hammering trying to connect to the Google chat service, which it attempts to re-connect at an increasing interval, which shows up at the firewall :eek:

    Anyone know how I can turn that darn thing off?
     
  2. Khayman

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

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    in the chat options tab you could try and set the quick contacts size to 0
     
  3. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Set your browser to use the same User Ident string as Safari, for some reason it does not work in Safari yet :p
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Set yourself to offline, the next time you login to GMail you will remain offline.
     
  5. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    That didn't work, just shortens my 'buddy list'

    I'll give that a try when I get home. I can't seem to configure that option without connecting first, which I can't do from here :(
     
  6. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    This didn't work unfortunately. I put myself in offline mode when I left this morning, but it seems to kick you back into online next time you sign in.

    Anyone else have suggestions?
     
  7. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    This should help:
     

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  8. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Not only did that work, but it also saved the preference when I logged out AND cleared cache, woo!

    I feel a bit silly for not seeing that myself :p

    Thanks a bunch man, reps+++
     
  9. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    no problem, I hate that google talk integration since I dont use it.
     
  10. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    yea same here, I think I tryed it once, and was like it really is pointless.
     
  11. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Yep, all my friends use MSN. No one I know uses Google Talk and they won't want to switch.
     
  12. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Actually, I use google talk.. a friend of mine who has AIM, MSN, and Yahoo accounts but works at a place that blocks AIM and MSN and Yahoo.. but haven't blocked gtalk yet.. so I keep in touch with him during they day via GoogleTalk


    edit: actually, to take it a little off topic, but since we have places to hold/display our IM info here on OSNN in our profiles, how difficult would it be to include a GTalk setting for IM? I think most people here have gmail accounts and, by association, also have gtalk accounts.