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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Tips and Tricks for Google Talk Plus Program

Here are some tips and tricks that you can use for Google's messaging service, Google Talk.

Adds a 'Plus' menu to the Settings window, Log your conversations (choose the directory, new directory each month), Delete Status History, Boost maximum message size, Show your current winamp track, BossKey, Transparent main window, Transparent chat window (all polygamy compatible)

I am finding this pretty useful myself.

Click here to visit download page.

CTRL + Mousewheel up/down: Change the font size in a conversation window.

CTRL + E: Center text

CTRL + R: Right justify text

CTRL + L or CTRL+J: Left justify text

CTRL + 1 (keypad): Change lineheight (single)

CTRL + 2 (keypad): Change lineheight (1,5)

CTRL + 5 (keypad): Change lineheight (double)

F9: Open Gmail to send an email to your friend

F11: Start a call with your friend

F12: Stop the current call

ESC: Close the current window

ALT + ESC: Minimize the current window

CTRL + SHIFT + L: Switch between points, numbers, letters, capital letters, roman numbers and capital roman numbers

TAB or CTRL + I: Switch between multiple chat windows

SHIFT + TAB or CTRL + TAB: Same as TAB but in reverse order
To write text in bold, put it between *asterisks*
To write text in italic, put it between _underscores_

Holding Shift + Enter will create a line break.

Add to your friends list. Have your friends add conference bot too. Your instant message/chat box now will act as a chat room and you will see everyone's reply in there as if you were in a conference.

The following smileys are recognized by Google Talk.
They will show up in blue font: in the chat window:


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