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Author Topic: Need help with Google Talk!  (Read 3670 times)

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Need help with Google Talk!
« on: October 16, 2006, 02:42:21 AM »
can anyone solve this problem with the text being cut-off?

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Re: Need help with Google Talk!
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2006, 02:59:00 AM »
Do you have large fonts enabled?

I can't find the setting on XP, but on Win9x I used to have the same problem with many programs if I had large fonts enabled.

Sometimes an entire feature that was supposed to be there was missing.

Have you tried resizing the window? (I know it's obvious, but I have to ask)

I haven't been able to duplicate your problem here on my pc.

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Re: Need help with Google Talk!
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2006, 03:23:18 AM »
no, my settings are the normal 96dpi and resizing windows have no effect on the fonts..

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Re: Need help with Google Talk!
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2006, 03:49:21 AM »
Is it only GTalk that's doing this? Or rather, are you seeing anything else remotely weird in other apps?

Are you running any windows enhancements like WindowBlinds or anything like that?

Oh, and the obvious "fix" for all broken stuff: did you try uninstalling and re-installing it? :)

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Re: Need help with Google Talk!
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2006, 12:19:56 AM »
actually other programs are running well and after several re-installs. i've decided to configure Miranda for Google Talk, eventhough i had to forego the PC-to-PC phone.. :(

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Re: Need help with Google Talk!
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2006, 11:51:59 AM »
My brother has a problem where when I type URLs in the IM window they don't turn into hyperlinks in his GTalk. Anyone have any suggestions on how to resolve this? He has uninstalled and reinstalled the latest versions.

Also, does anyone know how to change the default directory for saving GTalk received files? They can't add all these features without having options for them!


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Re: Need help with Google Talk!
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2006, 03:47:52 PM »
There is only 2 reasons why I even run GTalk:

1. I have friends that use it from GMail because they can't use anything else at work/school.

2. The built in GMail notifier.

But personally I think it's crude, buggy, and seriously lacking in many areas as a chat client. (not to mention that the taskbar button flashing drives me nuts!)

actually other programs are running well and after several re-installs. i've decided to configure Miranda for Google Talk, eventhough i had to forego the PC-to-PC phone.. :(

There are many other better messenger applications/networks that can do voice chat.

AIM has had the ability to do it for many years. Yahoo can do it too, as well as MSN. And I think there are others.

The three I mentioned also support webcams.

And if you just want pc to pc phone, try Skype or Glophone. Both are free to use to call other members. They don't cost anything unless you are going to use them for calls between pc & land lines.

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Re: Need help with Google Talk!
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2006, 09:11:09 PM »
thanks for the info, app but i already use Skype. my reason for using Google talk is same as yours, due to restrictive policies.. >:(

anyway, it looks like Google's chat program is riding on Jabber's protocol since i configured miranda's Jabber.dll to pass as GTalk.dll. :)

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Re: Need help with Google Talk!
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2006, 02:16:33 PM »
I like the simplicity of Gtalk. I don't need all that extra garbage found in MSN, Y!IM, or AIM. They've been slowly adding features, which is making me wary, but as of now it still has minimal bloat and it isn't all cluttered (wasted screen space!!!!) and complicated like the other IM clients.

Also, it lets me know when I am disconnected, unlike MSN which will let me keep typing for however long I do before I wonder why the person I'm talking to isn't responding.

AND, perhaps the most important, switching to Gtalk from MSN let me clear my contacts list from all those people I stopped talking to (or wanted to stop talking to) years ago without having to feel guilty of removing them and/or blocking them.  :Thmbsup:


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Re: Need help with Google Talk!
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2006, 03:07:20 PM »
I couldn' t agree more. I don't like all the extra stuff clutering up my IMing... I like the clean Gtalk that lets me send files and call people. Gtalk does what it needs to do, imho, nothing more, and nothing less. :Thmbsup: