26 Aug 2008

Running multiple instances of Google Talk

Here's a smart trick that you can follow to run multiple instances of Google Talk desktop client 😉

  1. Create a shortcut for Google Talk on your desktop. [You can right click on GTalk in your program files and choose Send To -> Desktop ]
  2. Now on your newly created Gtalk Desktop Shortcut, right click and choose 'properties'.
  3. In the target section of properties - add /nomutex at the end of the path. For example, your path would look like this - "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe" /nomutex ;-)
  4. Double click on this icon and launch your first instance of Gtalk. Then double click on the same icon again and launch another instance. You can login to separate accounts from these two instances.
Enjoy 😁
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
26 Aug 2008
Wow, thanks for the tip, Biggie! 😀

More reasons to use the desktop client than the one embedded in GMail 😛
26 Aug 2008
I like the desktop client more than the embedded. 😁
anuragh27crony

anuragh27crony

Branch Unspecified
26 Aug 2008
this is some cool tip... thnx Big_k...
yeah Desktop client is pretty flexible than... embedded one
Prasad Ajinkya

Prasad Ajinkya

Branch Unspecified
26 Aug 2008
Simpler, use Pidgin 😀.

By the way, using the /nomutex switch you can do conferencing in Gtalk.
Anoop Mathew

Anoop Mathew

Electronics and Communication
19 Aug 2013
kidakaka
Simpler, use Pidgin 😀.

By the way, using the /nomutex switch you can do conferencing in Gtalk.
Does Pidgin support Skype? What about Digsby?

@Kaustubh Katdare: Is there any other Messenger that supports multiple instances of all these together: Skype, Yahoo Messenger, Gmail and Facebook - I'd like to implement it in my company 😀. Running individual applications of each of these multiplied by 2 user accounts per application has loaded my 2GB RAM (office PC) to high extend - Using Windows 8 Pro. Not to mention the already existing online accesses to 3 softswitchs and a Network Analysis tool to monitor graphs.
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
21 Aug 2013
anoopthefriend
Does Pidgin support Skype? What about Digsby?

@Kaustubh Katdare: Is there any other Messenger that supports multiple instances of all these together: Skype, Yahoo Messenger, Gmail and Facebook - I'd like to implement it in my company 😀. Running individual applications of each of these multiplied by 2 user accounts per application has loaded my 2GB RAM (office PC) to high extend - Using Windows 8 Pro. Not to mention the already existing online accesses to 3 softswitchs and a Network Analysis tool to monitor graphs.
Have a look at Miranda IM and its addons. It had supported Skype before, maybe you can test it out.
Anoop Mathew

Anoop Mathew

Electronics and Communication
21 Aug 2013
ash
Have a look at Miranda IM and its addons. It had supported Skype before, maybe you can test it out.
Thanks. Will check it out and let you know.
Manish Goyal

Manish Goyal

Computer Science
01 Sep 2013
Same way you can run multiple instance of Skype

Using following

"C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /secondary

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