Change Gmail Time Interval Settings For Marking Emails As Read In Preview Pane

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If preview pane is enabled in Gmail, the default interval for marking the mails as read once they are visible in preview pane is 3 seconds. (To enable preview pane, simply click on the toggle split icon at top right of Gmail inbox and choose a vertical split, horizontal split or none). Now for changing this interval of marking emails as read in preview pane, go to Settings by clicking on gear...

Turn Off Auto Creation Of Contacts In Gmail

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Gmail by default automatically adds those emailed as other contacts. This is for auto completing the sender field next time when an email is composed for those contacts. While convenient, this feature will also add disposable email addresses as contacts. This can be disabled if needed. Here is how : Login to Gmail and choose “Settings” from the gear icon. From the “General”...

How To Fix Typos Before Sending Emails Through Gmail

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Checking for typos before sending emails is always a good idea. Gmail has a useful spell checker which checks for spelling errors, offers corrections and fixes them. To use it, when drafting out any new message from Gmail, click on the down arrow button. This will display the spell checker. Click on “Check spelling” and all the typos within that email message will be highlighted.   To...

Quickly Find Out If Gmail Chat Contacts Are Using Android Devices

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When using the chat feature in Gmail, it can be useful to know if contacts are using Android devices or computers. Green Robot! comes in handy in determining that. To enable it in  : Sign into Gmail, click on the gear icon and choose Settings. Next, go to the Labs section and scroll down to Green Robot! Enable it and at the bottom of the page  hit”Save Changes”. The Gmail inbox will...

How To Turn Off Web Clips In Gmail

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Web Clips in Gmail show news headlines, article links and snippets . These serve as a mini news feed and are displayed right above the Gmail inbox.     Here is how they can be disabled. Here is how : Access Gmail settings by clicking the gear icon and choosing “Settings”. From the “Web Clips” section, remove the tick mark next to “Show my web clips above the...

How To Change Gmail Button Icons To Text

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Gmail button labels by default are displayed as icons. This can however be changed so that they appear as text. Here is how : Click the gear icon on top right of Gmail inbox and choose “Settings”. Next, under the “General” section, scroll down to “Button labels” and change the type to “Text. At the very bottom, hit “Save” for these changes to...