Use Multiple Google Talk Accounts Simultaneously

by on October 5, 2008
in Tips and Tricks




GTalk LogoDo you have more than one Google Talk accounts and want to use them all simultaneously without logging off from another account? However, by default Google Talk does not let you use multiple accounts at a time and you have to sign out one account in case you want to use another one.

But you can make your GTalk go multi without installing any patch or hack, by just adding a simple command in the GTalk shortcut.

Adding (/nomutex) command in the existing GTalk shortcut, or creating a new shortcut with (/nomutex) command parameter will let you use multiple GTalk applications at the same time with out conflicting with each other.

Here is the step by step guide to make your GTalk go multi.

To edit existing shortcut:

  • Right click on the existing Google Talk shortcut and then click Properties
  • Goto Shortcut Tab in Properties window
  • In the Target field add “/nomutex” (without quotes) at the end or replace with the following one
    “C:Program FilesGoogleGoogle Talkgoogletalk.exe” /nomutex
  • Then click OK to save.

To create a new shortcut:

  • Right click on the Desktop or anywhere you want GTalk shortcut
  • Select New and then choose Shortcut
  • In the Location field paste the following command line
    “C:Program FilesGoogleGoogle Talkgoogletalk.exe” /nomutex
  • Click Next
  • Give desired label to shortcut i.e. “Multi GTalk”
  • Then click Finish.

Now click on the GTalk shortcut and it will open a new application window, login to you account and start using it. Open as many GTalk windows you want simply by clicking on shortcut.

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  • The error message displayed upon clicking OK, after making the suggested changes, reads as follows:

    The name ‘“C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe” /nomutex’ specified in the Target box is not valid. Make sure the path and file name are correct.

  • utp

    but why would i have 2 gtalk accounts? hehe … I think the days are gone when people used to have so many accounts for God forsaken some reason…yup used to be one…Have come down to 3 now one hyper active…rest for stupid mails…