13 features of Gmail labs

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Gmail logoGoogle has intorduced Gmail labs that helps you decide the way you use your email. They have added some very cool features and some very basic features in their labs. The following are the 13 things they’ve added to their labs. You can click on the settings links and then click on the labs tab to enable some these cool basic features.

  1. Quick Links
    • Adds a box to the left column that gives you 1-click access to any bookmarkable URL in Gmail. You can use it for saving frequent searches, important individual messages and more.
  2. Superstars
    • Adds additional star icons. After enabling this feature, you can choose which icons you wish to use in the “General” Settings page. This I think is the best feature of the Labs
  3. Pictures in chat
    • See the pictures of your friends in chat.
  4. Fixed width font
    • See you email in a fixed font and size
  5. Custom keyboard shortcuts
    • Customize your keyboard shortcuts. A good feature.
  6. Mouse gestures
    • Use your mouse to navigate with gestures. Hold right-click and move the mouse to the left to go to a previous conversation, move it to the right to go to the next conversation, and move up to go back to the Inbox view. Works best on Windows.
  7. Signature tweaks
    • Places your signature before the quoted text in a reply, and removes the “–” line that appears before signatures. Can’t use this and the “Random signature” Labs feature at the same time.
  8. Random signature
    • Allows you to send random quotes, in your signature. This cannot be used in sync with signature tweaks.
  9. Custom date formats
    • you can use a 24-hour clock (14:57) or show dates with the day first (31/12/07).
  10. Muzzle
    • This feature saves screen space by hiding the status message of your friends. This is a good feature.
  11. Old Snakey
    • That old snake game. This is just a “Overweight feature”. If you wanna play a game, play a better one on a gaming website. This feature I think is unnecessary, so i call it overweight, or excess fat.
  12. Email Addict
    • Gives you a break time by simply putting your gmail account on standby. By doing this you become invisible to your friends.
  13. Hide Unread Counts
    • Hides the unread counts from your inbox and labels

originally posted at techreef


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