Google Talk Polygamy for multiple identities

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Google Talk Polygamy for multiple identities

Want to run Google Talk with multiple Gmail identities? If you have several Google Gmail accounts you also may want to run multiple instances of Google Talk This is especially important for families that share a single PC. Nothing worse than a family member signing you out so they can sign in under their own account!

Basically, to have "Google Polygamy" you need to run Google Talk with the following switch: /nomutex

1. Right-click on the desktop
2. Select New
3. Select Shortcut
4. Paste this into the text box:
"c:\program files\google\google talk\googletalk.exe" /nomutex
5. Click Next and choose a shortcut name such as Google Talk1, Google Talk2, or something related to your Gmail account for easy remembering which account is which.
6. Click OK a few times.

Or if you are real hacker, try this patch to allow multiple copies to run:
004536FD . 3BC6 CMP EAX,ESI
004536FF . 75 05 JNZ SHORT googleta.00453706

to this:
004536FD . 8BC1 MOV EAX,ECX
004536FF . EB 05 JMP SHORT googleta.00453706

Hat tip to Neowin for this tip!

Here's another tip:
When IMing within Google Talk for italic text, use _ _ around your text.
For example:
_Testing 123_ displays Testing 123
For bold text, use * * around your text.
For example
*Testing 123* displays Testing 123

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