How to change install Google Talk Themes

Most of the internet users prefer using Google talk as default chat client. Changing its appearance can enhance you chatting experience and it can be done using Gtalk themes. If you are bored with default look, mix some colors and change chatting styles and chat windows interface with cool,funny and fantastic Google Talk themes.

We have already told How to Show Current Music Track on Gtalk in WMP 12, Windows 7. Now you can change appearance of Gtalk according to your choice and for that You can find a huge collection of Google talk Themes here for free download.

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How to install Google Talk theme?

  • Download a theme from the website.
  • Extract the files in this .ZIP file to your desktop ( for example, with WinRAR )
  • If there is an executable between the files you extracted, run it.
  • This will install the theme for you. You’re done.
  • If you can’t find an executable, you need to install the theme manually.
  • The theme is located in a folder you just extracted. Look for a folder with the same name as the theme.
  • Once you have found this folder, you need to move it to the directory where Google Talk stores all its themes.

For Windows XP – This is C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Google Talk\themes\user\chat.

For Windows 7 – This is C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Google\Google Talk\themes\system\chat

USERNAME needs to be replaced with your windows username. Move the entire theme folder to this location.

After following above steps, You need to apply Google talk theme.

How to change Google Talk Theme?

  • Start Google Talk if it’s not already running.
  • Now open your settings window by clicking ‘Settings’.
  • Select ‘Appearance’ from the left menu
  • Your theme should appear in the list, if not, you did something wrong.
  • Select the theme and click OK.

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Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 7 comments
pramodhkp - December 1, 2009

Great I never knew we could even add themes for Gtalk! Thanks for sharing!

    Rohit Langde - December 1, 2009

    Yes, Most of the users don’t know about it as Gtalk too doesn’t promote it like Yahoo! messenger have Skin option there itself.

Ricky - December 1, 2009

I guess google talk has this option before as well. Anyway I managed to change my theme to digg theme now. I still feel that gtalk need to be improved like yahoo messenger.

    Rohit Langde - December 1, 2009

    I never said, I am presenting some new feature. Yeah, its true that most of the users don’t know about it and also, procedure somewhat differs for Windows 7 which is described above.

      Ricky - December 1, 2009

      Thank you for the steps. It did help me. I just changed my theme to digg theme.

hortekin - April 9, 2011

hillo.i am a uyghur boy .i want to use the gtalk in uyghur language appearance .hao to i can change it ?thank you

qszxaw - November 1, 2011

great!! tnx!


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