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Enhance Your Gmail Account in Chrome

Are you tired of items like the Chat and Invite Boxes cluttering up your Gmail account? Then join us as we look at the Better Gmail extension for Google Chrome.

Before

Here are some examples of items that you may be tired of looking at in your Gmail account such as the “Footer” below your “Inbox”, the “Chat Box”, and the “Invitation Box”.

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Perhaps you would also like to have the “New Window, Print all, & Create a document Commands” moved elsewhere. And of course there is everyone’s “favorite” sponsored links… Time to do some cleaning up and reorganizing.

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Better Gmail in Action

As soon as you have installed Better Gmail a new tab will automatically open and present you with the available options. Place a “checkmark” in the box for each option that you would like activated and click on “Save” when finished.

Note: The final option entry is a tie-in with two other “linked” extensions (Folders4Gmail & HTML Signature) while the middle listing is a link to an article for disabling Google Buzz.

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Once you have saved your changes in the “Options” you will be prompted to refresh your Gmail tab to see the changes.

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Going back to our “Inbox Area” everything looks so much more streamlined and clean now. Goodbye clutter!

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The “New Window, Print all, & Create a document Commands” definitely look a lot nicer as a small toolbar above our e-mail. And the right side…you can see for yourself just how much better that looks. No more distractions there to bother you as you read your e-mail.

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Conclusion

If you have been wanting to get rid of the undesirable elements visible in your Gmail account then hurry over to the Better Gmail page, grab the extension and enjoy the better view.

Links

Special Note: The download/installation link has been updated to reflect the extension’s new web address.

Download the Better Gmail extension (Google Chrome Extensions)

Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 03/11/10

Comments (6)

  1. Doctor

    I have issues with unofficial stuff if you know what I mean

  2. Bob

    The instructions for Better Gmail simply do not work.

    The instructions on Lifehacker do not work.
    The folders specified do not exist.

  3. Mysticgeek

    @Bob: Thanks for reading!
    Which folders are you referring to? We test the procedures in all of our posts.
    If you could let us know the folders you’re referring to that don’t exists…perhaps we can explain it better and get you going in the right direction.

  4. mike

    I just want to thank you for all of your articles,instructions,suggestions etc.I am teaching myself how to operate computers and I consider you one of my learning tools.Thanks!

  5. Dennis Jaffe

    I got an error saying that the author may have removed the page?

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gmfocnipihcoejdieiimhiecclokidea

  6. Asian Angel

    @Dennis Jaffe – I have updated the link. ^_^ Thanks for letting us know that the old one was no longer working. ^_^

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