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The IMAP interface to Gmail now provides access to chat messages. If you had already set up Gmail IMAP, then you only have to enable the IMAP visibility for the "Chat" label in the Gmail settings (in the "Label" tab, a "show in IMAP" tick box is available for each label). Update: this method works for Google Chat, but NOT for Hangouts, only conversations of ...


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Back in November 2011 Google added the ability for you to chat with people in mutual circles, if they also allow it. In the Chat Privacy Settings you could change which circles this applies to, including none of them if you wish. This was announced in posts on Google+ at that time. The next time you signed in to Google+ after that it also showed a pop-up ...


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I don't think it's compatible with the Preview Pane feature. Even if you have them both enabled, the Preview Pane has precedence and it moves the chat list to the left side. You can disable the Preview Pane lab: Go to Mail settings -> Labs -> Search for Preview pane in the page -> Set it to Disable -> Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page. To enable ...


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Hover the mouse over the name in the chat list Click More or Video & more on the popup box Click Block


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Just like Matt says in his answer, it just turns off logging. I just got confirmation of this by Associate Professor Ian Goldberg, one of the authors of "Off-the-Record Communication, or, Why Not To Use PGP" and lead developer of the OTR software suite (in other words: the guy): GTalk's "off the record" button indeed just means that they (claim to[*]) ...


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It basically stops take a copy of your convosation but still does all the authentication etc Was an assumption see Google's answer :) What does it mean to go off the record? We know that sometimes, we don't want a particular chat, or chats with a specific person, to be saved. Most existing IM services give no indication of whether the ...


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The Email-SMS gateway that Google Voice uses formats email addresses like this in the messages that it sends to you: 12125551212.12015550189.{some-random-string}@txt.voice.google.com The first phone number there is your own, the second is the other person in the conversation. The random string is just that, a bunch of letters, numbers, and punctuation with ...


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When you sign up for Google+, it automatically signs you up for Google Talk (chat) as well. (Google Talk will appear in your list of Google products.) If you have enabled people in your circles to chat with you, and they have also enabled you to chat with them, Google+ automatically assigns you an XMPP user name like ...


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I'm pretty sure it's not possible to do it using the native Gmail client. You could achieve this using a third party client like Adium (on Mac) or Pidgin (on Mac or Windows). There is also this tutorial that explains how to import your contacts via PSI messenger, but I find it rather cumbersome.


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They won't get a notice that you've removed them from your contacts list. They should only then see your icon as offline. To make certain they can't see or contact you, you should block them. Right-click on the person's name, and select Remove Name... Check the box next to "Block this person" in the dialogue box that appears, and click OK. When you ...


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Originally, Google Talk (and the Gmail and Orkut integration) was an entirely separate product from Google Voice. Next, Google Voice was integrated into the Gmail Google Talk implementation and then, recently, into Google Hangouts (Google+) as well. Google Talk itself, as a standalone product, has been more or less killed. Google's goal right now is ...


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There is no way to see presence in Google Hangout—Google intentionally reworked it so presence is removed. Google says it's put a lot of thought into reconsidering presence, and it actually works better in Hangouts than on other apps. ... The flip side of this new system is that you lose the more traditional "Active / Away" presence indicators that ...


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Try opening Gmail in a tab along with Google Voice. Also, make sure you have the plugin installed.


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With the focus on the app or pop-up, just hold down the Shift key while pressing the number 3 that sits above the letter rows. Above the 3 on the main part of the keyboard you can see the hash sign (or octothorpe) # that you're looking for.


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I have struggled with this problem for the better part of this afternoon. There are several iterations of this question posted in the support forums, and so far I have not seen a single satisfactory answer. But I stumbled upon a solution. Others were on the threshold of the solution by suggesting that the individual contacts you want removed be deleted ...


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Hover over the name of the person in the chat list, and the contact info box pops up. Click on the “Video & more” button, and select “Never show” under “Show in chat list”. That will remove the person from the chat list, but you can still chat with him/her by going to the Contacts section.


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Hey Update! I recently noticed that selecting text, then scrolling does not deselect your text anymore! (at least when using the Google Chrome browser, haven't tested others) This makes it possible now to highlight some text, scroll up/down, shift + select to highlight all the text in between. Then copy works with either Ctrl+C or right click! I think ...


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You mentioned this is not ideal, but with a few additional tricks it is not so bad: Hover over contact in list Video & More Recent Conversations Highlight portion you want to forward(With the "Quote selected text" Labs feature) Forward Button Add Recipients Send


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For at least those contacts/friends that have a Gmail account for Gtalk, you can add them from any XMPP service. So if you have an XMPP account at jabber.org, for example, and you login into their XMPP server, you can easily add your.friend@gmail.com as a possible buddy (in pidgin) and after authorisation from both sides, you can chat.


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Yes - just edit the contact from your contact's list. Go to contacts Search the user name Select & edit the contact Note that the name displayed on emails will be the name appearing in the sender's address book. Also, I'd you've enabled chat with G+, the profile names may appear too.


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I just deleted one of these phantom contacts. As I recall, I was in Gmail several weeks ago and a chat request from some unknown person appeared. Of course I declined this apparent chat-spam request, but I think that is how the contact was added to the scrolling 'people list' in the area under the Compose and folders block. As in your case, the contact never ...


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In Firefox, add the following rules to your userContent.css @-moz-document domain(google.com) { .Pt span { opacity: 1 !important; width: auto !important; } .Pt div { display: none !important; } } This should remove the image and display the UTF-8 equivalent instead. If you want to replace them with a different set of images (and have a lot of ...


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I had this problem recently. The short answer is: Now that Gtalk desktop client, GChat in Gmail, and different Gmail accounts are linked now via G+ and Hangouts, if you're signed in to any of these, on any PC, in any Google account, this problem can pop up. Here's what I did to fix it: Go into one of your gmail accounts where you use Gtalk In the left ...


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No. A Google employee I know told me the following: "the idea is to free you from worrying if the person you are talking to is on mobile, on a tablet, in front of a computer, etc, and instead give you one channel by which to communicate." For those of us who like to know exactly which friends are on mobile (or even online at all) this is a big step ...


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Forward them to an email address you have POP/IMAP access to.


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I am assuming this is based on flash. You can either remove the camera you dont want and use the one you have. From my understanding you can't save, so it remember but you should be able to select the correct one every time. pain in the butt though.


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Use a client like Pidgin and change the time-out settings. But then with the Gtalk application you cannot do it.



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