Lets talk about Gtalk.

We have been writing all the way about Google’s mail service ( Gmail), lets now also talk about its Chat engine, Gtalk. For those of you who are actually unaware of Google Talk’s tweak feature ( which can be used using the command line). Here, we present below a comprehensive list of such entries. If you know of any other entries please do let us know as well.

Here’s a complete list of what you can do with Gtalk in run command prompt.

“C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe” /parameter

/nomutex: Open more than 1 Gtalk.
/autostart: Check the registry settings to see if Gtalk needs to be started. If the “Start automatically with Windows” option is unchecked, it won’t start.
/forcestart: Similar to /autostart, but forces Gtalk to start.
/S upgrade: Used when upgrading Google Talk
/register: registers Google Talk in the registry, includig the GMail Compose method.
/checkupdate: check for newer versions
/plaintextauth: uses plain authentication mechanism instead then Google’s GAIA mechanism. Used for testing the plain method on Google’s servers.
/nogaiaauth: disables GAIA authentication method. The same as above.
/factoryreset: set settings back to default.
/gaiaserver servername.com: uses a different GAIA server to connect to Google Talk. Used for debug purposes only, there are no other known GAIA servers.
/mailto email@host.com: send an email with Gmail
/diag: start Google Talk in diagnostic mode
/log: probably has something to do with the diagnostic logging

Cheers,

Technofriends Team

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One Response

  1. Nice blog, i have added it to my favourites, greetings

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