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Luka [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, September 10, 2008
10 years ago4,566 views

gmailblog.blogspot.com/2008/09 ...

Zim [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I like the custom colored labels :D

Above 2 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

DaveB [PersonRank 3]

10 years ago #

Glad to see some updates to the project. Keep them coming Google.

Jeff R [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

I enjoy Google's calendar, however, the mobile page of the google calendar has no easy way to go to a future date. This amazes me that something so simple has not been corrected yet. If I use my phone's browser to the mobile site, I can see today's events very well, all shared calendars, however, I can click "next" and see the next day, but what happens when I need to see if I'm busy two weeks from now? Please fix this and I'd be a happy camper.

Stephen V. [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

I would like to see the Contacts link expand so that one could PICK them. I like the drop down under the To column but sometimes you just want to SEE the name you're looking for and not have to 'wait' for it based on hitting the right first 2 letters of their name. Currently, if you hit the link the entire page is replaced with the Contacts page and the email you were composing is GONE...

Ken Aston [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

These are nice little features but there is this one feature I am really waiting for: A

"Mark all as read" button

like in Google Reader! Right now 4 clicks are necessary to achieve this, and I need to do it all the time. It seems like such an obvious feature to me.

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]Jeff R: That's totally off-topic, but here's the solution:

After you hit previous or next, the URL for the mobile calendar page looks like:
google.com/calendar/m?as_sdt=2 ...

You can easily change the as_sdt parameter from your address bar to start at whatever date you want, with the same format of year, month, day (i.e. for a week from now, you'd go to google.com/calendar/m?as_sdt=2 ...)

x [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

Really waiting for a feature that lets me apply labels via my keyboard..!

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]x: me too!

As Gmail is especially good for archiving and searching emails (which make browsing emails quite useless), your suggested feature seems far more important than the new one that give access via shortcuts to a specific label. It's confusing...

nick [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

x and Jerome,

Actually, Gmail does have the available functionality to apply a label to emails using only the keyboard (though it might not be as straightforward as you were hoping).

If you are in the email, press the "." (period) key, which will show the "More Actions" menu. From here, you could use the down arrow to select a particular label. However, I find it far more helpful to press the first letter of the given label.

So, if you have a label called "Buddies" (let's say it's the third label that starts with "B") and you wanted to apply that label to the email you're reading, you would press <period>bbb<enter>.

The same thing could be done from the top level by selecting a group of email messages (so by pressing the "x" key to select individual messages or using one of the * shortcuts found here to select larger groups: mail.google.com/support/bin/an ...).

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]nick
You're right. Thanks for reminding me this shortcut!
But I still prefer a selection of the label as in Google Reader (press and the label name).

Brad [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Great tip, nick. I didn't know that.

I'm still desperate for them to put in quicker autocomplete labeling, but that's a huge improvement in the meantime.

Preston Chesser [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Personally, I would like some folders. I know Google likes the idea of lumping everything into an Archive and searching – But I still like using folders.

wonder [PersonRank 3]

10 years ago #

they said they will implement folders...

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[moved from "Gmail Labs Reply options"]

We Gmail developers are arguably among the most demanding of Gmail's users. So in addition to the feedback we get from all of you, a lot of the ideas for new features come from our own frustrations and experiences. We send and receive a lot of mail, and we've already started using these Labs features to make replying that much better.

gmailblog.blogspot.com/2008/09 ...

Leon Santiago [PersonRank 2]

10 years ago #

Google Reader Labs, please! ;D

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

(Updated the post, thanks Hebbet!)

Zim [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[moved from "More new add-ons for GMail"]

They just added three more add-ons:
- Quote selected text
- Default "reply to all"
- Vacation time

more: gmailblog.blogspot.com/2008/09 ...

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