Using a Google Talk Gadget for your Domain

I have found that I am increasingly relying on Google Talk to get things done quickly. It is like I have been thrust right back into my days with AIM (8th grade was a big year for me in that regard). I just wanted a way to only have Google Talk as an application for Google Apps. Google has an application for Windows, but I am using a single site browser in order to do it on a Mac.

Step 1: Download Fluid

Step 2: Create an application with the following URL (making sure to replace YOURDOMAIN with your domain): http://hostedtalkgadget.google.com/a/YOURDOMAIN/talkgadget/client

Viola! You have an Google Talk Application that connects specifically to your domain.

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  1. This is lovely stuff, Ben. Really nice look and feel to your blog, too.

    I'll use your Fluid idea on my own MacBook Pro, but ideally, I want to embed a Google Talk gadget for my school's domain in our Google Sites website so that all my students can use it outside GMail – and on any internet-enabled device. Any ideas on what I could try?

  2. Google sites allowed embedding a while back but you have to go into
    the HTML mode and then find the right spot to paste the embed code
    into. You should be able to use the same code fro this post, I think.
    If not, simply find an iframe gadget and paste in the url that you
    generated. Let me know if you have questions about it. Thanks for the
    encouragement as well. Talk to you soon.

  3. Google sites allowed embedding a while back but you have to go intornthe HTML mode and then find the right spot to paste the embed coderninto. You should be able to use the same code fro this post, I think.rnIf not, simply find an iframe gadget and paste in the url that yourngenerated. Let me know if you have questions about it. Thanks for thernencouragement as well. Talk to you soon.

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