Getting notifications when a friend signs in to Google Talk

If you'd like to receive a notification each time someone in your Friends list becomes available online:

  1. Click Settings at the top of your Friends list.
  2. Highlight Notifications along the left side of the Settings window.
  3. Select the box next to Show notification, under Friend Online.
  4. Click OK.

To stop receiving notifications:

  1. Click Settings at the top of your Friends list.
  2. Highlight Notifications along the left side of the Settings window.
  3. Uncheck the box next to Show notification, under Friend Online.
  4. Click OK.