Today I go the new, 126.96.36.199, version of Google Talk. There are a few new features, avatar images and chat window themes. Looks really neat.
Unfortunately it does not work 100% with non-admin accounts. Only the classic chat window theme is available. Not sure what goes wrong, it has happened on all my computers, but at least there is a simple fix.
Find the google talk settings directory on the administrator account used to install google talk, when logged in with that account.The “local settings” part is localized, so for a swedish OS it is “lokala instÃ¤llningar” instead.
c:\document and settings\username\local settings\application data\google\google talk
Then copy the themes directory to the same location for any non-admin accounts and change the permissions on the directory to match the parent directory. And that’s it.