Google Talk is arguably the one of the best messenger clients for communicating with your contacts. The only thing is, it doesn’t have a whole lot of features. Though, if both you and your recipient are using Google Talk, you can use “markup” to add some mild formatting to your text. There are also some program specific keyboard shortcuts for Google Talk, and we’ve listed them below.
Format your text
To send your words with bold or italic emphasis, just enclose them with an underscore or asterisk.
- _italic_ = italic
- *bold* = bold
Groovy keyboard shortcuts
Here are a few keyboard shortcuts that only work in Google Talk.
- CTRL + Mousewheel Scroll
Zooms text in for your writing box, the recipient of the message does not see the increased size.
Start a Google Talk call
End a call
Close current window
- ALT + ESC
Minimize current window
Did we miss any groovy shortcuts or text formatting tricks? Let us know your favorite Google Talk tips in the comments below!
Would really love a way to disable these stupid shortcuts. We have _ symbols in SQL queries that we need to chat to each other at work. It doesn’t work since it just italicizes everything. And we have to use the web client which has little to no configuration options.