Gtalk is certainly lacking several features that provide it stiff competition with other IM clients (read the missing features here). Among the some features like “not able to sign in as invisible”, “not able to appear invisible to one contact”, we can also not appear idle if we want to.
Gtalk makes the user appear idle if the user do not use the computer for some 10 minutes. Appearing idle on Gtalk is also a symbol of user not sitting at the system. Who ever knows this fact does not ping us, so this is a great way to stay away from chatting yet being online, but you can deliberately make yourself appear idle.
Gtalk limits us from this thing but not any more with this great utility available for free. This utility called gAlwaysIdle can set your status “Idle” even if you are sitting at your desk and have not stepped away from the computer. Using this we can do our work without being disturbed by our online friends.
Features of gAlwaysIdle:
• Choose from ‘Never Idle’, ‘Always Idle’ or ‘Normal Idle’ option. When your status is set to ‘always idle’, you’ll appear idle to your Google Talk buddies, even if you’re sitting at your computer typing e-mails and sending IMs.
• Integrates itself to the Gtalk client thus no need to run in background separately.
• Small and safe application.
• Add lots of functionalities in Gtalk.
So go ahead and fool your Gtalk annoying buddies.