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Inbox preview in Gmail Labs

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

Friday, May 22, 2009
15 years ago3,148 views

<< While Gmail is loading, a simple, static preview of your inbox with your ten most recent messages is displayed. >>

Bill Mac [PersonRank 9]

15 years ago #

Peter, Paul and Martin?

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I realize it's some very simple data, but why risk increasing the load time or creating another possible point of failure (since it has to do some kind of data access), particularly if you're on a connection that slow?

It seems like for that situation, a link on the progress page to the basic html version of Gmail would be a better idea...that way when the progress bar starts loading, you can interrupt it by clicking the link and it takes you to a much lighter version of your inbox. Plus since it's a static link there's no additional data access or load time associated with it.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

There's already a link to the basic html version of Gmail.

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