Wednesday, December 8, 2010

HOW TO: Get ChromeOS's Google Talk webapp working on standard Chrome Browser

  1. Install Google Talk from the Webstore

  2. Look at the URL. Notice the ID of the plugin? Copy and paste it into a text editor.
  3. Search on your computer for the folder containing the plugin. The folder name is the same as the ID of the plugin (on windows)
  4. Open all javascript files (js directory) in a text editor and replace all occurrences of "navigator.userAgent.indexOf("CrOS")>=0" with "1" (without quotes)
  5. Save all and restart Chrome
  6. Open Gtalk from the appsmenu -> done!

  7. To see the message window, simply resize the popup
  8. BEWARE: It is just a hack, it may completely fail. Improvements welcome.
    Don't expect all functionality to work.... or any ^^

Enjoy! ;)

EDIT: If anyone knows how to enable the flag for floating panel support, the app may work just like on ChromeOS. The old flag got kicked out (--apps-panel)


Hedaru said...

Actually, you can just change the UserAgent parameter. You know how, good luck!

Florian Rohrweck said...

Thx :) Good Idea.. Still missing the floating panel support though.. hmm

Hugh Isaacs II said...

You could probably do this with User Agent switcher.

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