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Get Google Talk in Firefox Sidebar

Google Talk can can be accessed in a number of ways be it through Gmail or through Gtalk or through web messengers. Another way of accessing is to use sidebar in Firefox. GTalk sidebar extension is a Firefox add-on which enable you to access Gtalk from your Firefox sidebar.

Steps to access Gtalk in Firefox:

1. Download and install the add-on from the add-on website.

2. Right click on the top of Firefox toolbar, where buttons are located and select Customize.


3. Drag and drop the Gtalk toolbar into Firefox. Click on the Gtalk button once its available in the toolbar. On clicking Gtalk is enabled in the sidebar of your Firefox.


This add-on is specially useful for sending email also. You can enable/disable sidebar with ALT+G keyboard shortcut.This add-on is also useful for people who are not able to access Gmail or Gtalk in office or schools.

Download GTalk Sidebar Add-on

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  1. Joel

    March 4, 2008 at 2:51 am

    Thats a nice one…never knew this before….will be much helpful…

  2. Nirmal

    March 4, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Even I too came to know of this add-on recently. Indeed very helpful one.

  3. Sumesh

    March 4, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    But too many addons make FF slow. Right now, I have only 4 active ext., and FF seems fast. Really.

  4. Yunus Yesilmen

    March 4, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    hahah thanks nirmaltv. this add-on very nice.. I’M using every time…

  5. HardGeek

    March 4, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Thanks Nirmal..
    Now, i can chaty with mu buddies even when i am reading blogs, thanks a lot..

  6. Nirmal

    March 4, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Why have too many, have this alone. It wont slow down firefox, really firefox was fast even with this add-on. If you prefer Gtalk, do not use this.

    @Yunis and Hardgeek,
    Glad that you liked it. 🙂

  7. Syahid A.

    March 5, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Nice one! Does this one supports the latest GTalk invisible feature?

  8. K-IntheHouse

    March 5, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Hey Nirmal, that’s cool! I have to add this to my this week’s Firefox extension pics. It’s funny because I just posted about how to open Google Talk gadget to open in a sidebar with a bookmarklet. Might be useful for folks who already have too many extensions installed! Something to use if you use Opera or Safari too.

    Stumbled! 🙂

  9. Nirmal

    March 5, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    It looks similar, I think I’ll try it in Opera.
    Thanks for the Stumble.

  10. Rakshit

    March 6, 2008 at 5:42 am

    I use Google Talk Gadget to enable it in firefox sidebar. This add-on seems to be similar to that only. Perhaps, it may have some extra features. I’ll try it out.

  11. Shankar Ganesh

    March 6, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Nice one, there was a similar addon offered by Meebo if I remember correctly 🙂

  12. Nirmal

    March 6, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    It has almost all the features.

    I’m not sure of Meebo add-on, not used it.

  13. Pravin

    June 3, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    hi sir,
    as per above information i done every step but gtalk is not working message will come like this
    ‘The web site you are trying to access is listed as a site within the category InstantMessaging’ so please help me how can i solve this problem
    please replay on my mail id, urgent please

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