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Keyboard shortcuts experiment no longer available

Michal Čaplygin [PersonRank 1]

Wednesday, May 5, 2010
9 years ago2,636 views

I am using this experiment since its public release, but today I got a sad yellow message "The experiment you're trying to access is no longer available.", although it is still displayed at the google.com/experimental/ .
Clearing cookies and re-enabling this does not help.


dl.dropbox.com/u/1571982/g/goo ...



dl.dropbox.com/u/1571982/g/goo ...



Is it time to return to the trusty "Google Ctrl-Arrow" userscript?
userscripts.org/scripts/show/6 ... ?

coward [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

I have the same problem...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

<< What happened to that cool thing I was playing around with last week?

The prototypes on Google Labs are meant to be low-maintenance experiments. If one disappears it may be because no one was interested enough to use it, or because it wasn't stable enough for users to try it out, or because it was so wildly successful that heavy usage brought the server to its knees. Don't worry — while that particular application may not reappear, there will be something just as interesting to replace it shortly. >>

googlelabs.com/faq#oldprojects

Michal Čaplygin [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

mbegin: yes, that makes perfect sense, but it does not explain, why the "Check out Google's latest ideas" page still (2010-05-05T18:27:11) displays it as a first option, when it actually does nothing but the yellow message.
The second experiment at least "works" (I cannot determine, whether well or not).

Michal Čaplygin [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Update (2010-05-06T12:15:50+02:00) it actually works again, yay!

ianf [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

It could have been a temporary removal, while the team had to reconfigure something more above the normal upgrade-component routines.

All the same, it raises an interersting question, how does anyone but certain-in-the-know Googlers determine the actual version of any major Gmail component, or of Gmail as such?

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

My guess is they had to change some things to make it work with the new interface: blogoscoped.com/forum/170545.h ...

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