Gtalk

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  1. peterquinn macrumors newbie

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    Before I start I just want to say that I tried to look at the other threads about this topic but I couldn't understand them. If you want to help, please limit the use of any verbs other than "Click on" (as in "Click on X") and "Type" (as in "Type X here")
    Screenshots would be most welcome.


    I want to use Gtalk on my Mac.
    System Version: Mac OS X 10.5.5

    I tried the google page about this topic but the screenshots use Mac OS X Tiger. I cant understand this. Please dont ask me to use it. What I would really like is something like this google page but for : Mac OS X 10.5.5. Is there anything like this out there or can someone explain how to use Gtalk on my Mac.
     
  2. reubs macrumors 68000

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    First of all, try not being so hostile while asking for help.

    Secondly, are you trying to get it on iChat, or are you just trying to use it within the Gmail interface?

    I have it set up with Adium, so I can't answer your question if you're wondering about iChat.
     
  3. peterquinn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi

    I dont care which one I use. iChat or Adium is fine. I tried to use both but couldn't.
     
  4. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    What step are you having trouble with? Can you post screenshots of how you have the account set up?
     
  5. peterquinn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Clueless

    I have no idea what I`m doing. I need a step by step explaination of how to use gtalk with Mac OS X 10.5.5
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    The steps are the same as the Google link above.

    Configuring iChat for Google TalkPrint
    If you'd like to use iChat to connect to Google Talk, make sure you have Mac OS X Tiger installed on your computer. If you're using a Mac OS older than Tiger (such as Panther), you won't be able to connect to Google Talk.

    Here's how to configure iChat to connect to Google Talk:

    Open iChat.
    From the iChat menu, select Preferences...


    Click Accounts along the top of the dialogue box.
    Click the + button along the bottom to add a new account.


    Select Jabber Account from the Account Type drop-down menu.
    Enter the following information in the appropriate fields:
    Jabber ID:
    If you're signing in with a Gmail or Google Mail username, enter your full email address.
    If your Google Talk username isn't associated with any Google email product, add @gmail.com to the end of your username. For example, iloveyoko will become iloveyoko@gmail.com.
    If you're a Google Apps user, enter your full email address (gordon@example.com).
    Password: Your password.
    Server: talk.google.com


    Click Add.
    Highlight your new account in the Accounts section, and then click Server Settings.
    Enter the following information in the appropriate fields:
    Server: talk.google.com
    Port: 5223


    Check the boxes next to Connect using SSL and Allow self-signed certificates. You don't need to check the box next to Warn before password is sent insecurely -- your password is always secure with Google Talk.
    Enter iChat in the Location field. If this field is left blank, you won't be able to sign in.
    Congratulations. You're now ready to connect to Google Talk using iChat.
     
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  8. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    r.j.s gave some good detailed instructions.

    If confusing, maybe you can ask a friend to help you set it up.
     
  9. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    It's actually much simpler in Leopard.

    Open iChat Preferences
    Click on the Accounts tab
    Click on the "+" sign in the bottom left
    Select "Google Talk" as the account type.
    Enter your account information. Be sure to include your full email address (myusername@gmail.com) as the username.
    Click Continue.
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I was just double-checking and saw that.
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Attitudes like this will not encourage people to help you. If you want help, ask nicely and don't criticize those who volunteer to help you.
     
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  13. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Well, did it work?
     
  14. Miker2k macrumors regular

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    I set this up just yesterday and was amazed at how easy it really was. It wa sort of like.... "Hey, a option for google... cool" And it just worked.
     
  15. peterquinn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Still troublesome...


    I got text chat working but what I really need is audiochat. The people I want to audiochat with are in Myanmar so I can`t use skype. Skype is illegal in Myanmar.

    I`ve asked many people and even been to the Mac store (in tokyo) but I can`t seem to get a straight answer. Does anyone know, Can you use audiochat with gtalk via ichat?
     
  16. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Doesn't seem possible unless they are using iChat as well. (Unless ggjstudios was able to find some other info from that search.)
     
  17. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The very first result of that search says:
     
  18. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Not to side track the conversation, but this utterly made me speechless.

    Do you happen to know why this is so? Curious.
     
  19. Am3822 macrumors 6502

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    @sushi

    This link, which might be out of date, also says that gtalk is blocked.
     
  20. reclusivemonkey macrumors 6502

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    ...or even easier just use the built in GTalk client in GMail...
     
  21. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

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    lol its sad that it took so long to get the right answer.

    http://mail.google.com/videochat is cool too
     
  22. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks.

    Unfortunately, the link doesn't work.

    I wonder why Skype is blocked/illegal. I wonder what chat applications are in the same category.
     
  23. peterquinn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!!!


    This worked!!!

    Happy!
     
  24. reubs macrumors 68000

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    I just assumed this had already been tried! Nice call.
     

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