Generally we use pidgin for Google IM service (read more) but since the jabber and all other protocols (other than http) are blocked in our college, we will have to use web based gtalk engines :
Well here is a short tutorial to create a handy desktop icon for Web-Based Gtalk in GNOME environment :
- Open any text editor and paste this :
Replace the Icon path with your icon file location. Download the gtalk icon from here.
- Save the file with .desktop extension and copy the file to desktop. Double click on it and you are done.
Download the ready made Shortcut.