July 11, 2006 at 6:47 pm #23898jdelectroMember
Hi, was looking if this has been posted here, so i´ll share it:
The thing is, Gtalk has a hidden feature wich allows you to put the main window in the top of everything else, also known as “Always on top”.
It is accessed trough a little pin wich is shown together with the minimize and close buttons, but this feature is quite buggy, i ve noticed the following:
For example, if you have the pin on, and you restart google talk, the always on top behavior will get deactivated, but the pin still will be shown as on. You´ll have to deactivate and reactivate it everytime to get the window on top.:confused:
The online notifications and the chat windows will be shown under the main window, wich is quite annoying…:rolleyes:
And if you do something with google talk´s settings, once you hit OK, the pin will be gone. :p
So here´s how you get your pin: Copy and paste this into notepad, and save the file with the *.reg extension. Doubleclick the file and answer yes to the prompt.Quote:REGEDIT4
If you use the seetings dialog and want your pin again, just doubleclick the file again and restart gtalk.:cool:
conclusion: Not really useful, not perfect, just a little nice trick to show your friends… So get your “Google Pin (beta)” Now!;)July 14, 2006 at 1:24 am #147855SpikeMember
Wow, I didn't know that. Thanks for sharing! Rep for you, by the way. 🙂
It works just like you described. Remember to have Gtalk closed before editing the registry, else it won't work. Thanks again for sharing this little secret with us!July 16, 2006 at 3:16 pm #147856jdelectroMemberQuote:Rep for you, by the way.
Thanks spike! my pleasure ^_^January 14, 2013 at 2:19 pm #147857Sebastian42Member
These many years later, I want to report my delight in the success of that registry'hack' solution. Rather than creating the reg file as instructed for a rather later version of Regedit than ‘4', I manually created the key in Win7 (interesting learning experience) on a ‘test' hard drive, and when I found it worked, exported the new registry key to the actual Win7 that I use; and also into WinXP I still have. This success has come after posting my request for a solution in about 24 help forums to no avail – other than being pointed to ‘always on top' and window-on-top, both of which create the effect but only until the next reboot. DeskPins and PowerMenu claim to be able to do it, but I could not make them do it. I give help remotely (through Team Viewer) and give the instructions via GTalk so it is important for the GTalk window NOT to be obscured by other windows. Setting the ‘always-on-top' feature used to take a considerable portion of the beginning of any session, but it will now be as easy as a click in the right place . Thank you SO MUCH again !
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