Minimalist

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Gmail | general

Options Icon

 
NOT RECOMMENDED: Only shows up in Gmail

mailto script

 
NOT RECOMMENDED: Only check if you use a desktop client

Loading Overlay

 

Buttons

 
Test button
Font
Border
Top
Bottom

Fields & Input

 

Scrollbar

 
Note: Interferes with nav hiding/width at load on small screens

Animate Transitions

 
Very subtle. Not possible for all transitions.
Note: May decrease performance slightly on slower machines

Custom CSS

 

Don't know CSS? Ask questions and see examples here

Gmail | notifications

Favicon

 
Note: Gmail has the Unread message icon lab

Desktop

 
Note: Gmail's Desktop Notifications are much more stable.
I recommend using theirs for now. Mine will be improved.
Power Users: try Google Mail Checker Plus
Disabling? Make sure you restart your browser.

 

Make sure there is no trailing slash!

Gmail | google bar

Hide All

 
[ \ ] or click blank stripe to toggle

 
Note: This will simplify appearance, not save pixels

Appearance

 

Google Links

 
 
Show input table

Google User Bar

NOTE: Old Google Bar only
 
 
 
 
 
WARNING: if you check this box you will have to toggle MinGmail off with the URL bar icon to sign out

Gmail | header

Hide All

 
Click blank stripe to toggle, [ / ] to focus search, [ \ ] to toggle

Logo

 
 

172x64px max. Input via URL or Convert to Base64
Base64 conversion via URL or via upload

Search

 
 
 
 

Google Apps

 
Only for Google Apps administrators

Gmail | main

Rows

 
 
 
Hides all but the essentials until mouseover
NOTE: Must have Move Icon Column enabled

 

 

 

Colors blend in multiple cases [i.e. unread and hovering]

 
NOTE: not compatible with Priority Inbox

Icons

 
Only hides icons on unstarred items. [ s ] or click to star an item.
 
 
 
Show input table

Pick your own 16px square icons.
Input URL or Convert to Base64 via URL or via upload

Spreadsheets
Audio
Documents
Web Pages
Archives
PDF
Images
Presentations
Video


* Use Move Icon Column lab for left-side attachments

Toolbars

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Message

 
[ r ] and the reply links will still trigger reply

Ads

 
 
Note: Do not use this option with Rapportive
 

The ads at the top are called "Web Clips"
Disable them in Gmail Settings

Gmail | navigation

Hide All

 
WARNING: Possible CPU drain. Disable if Gmail slows.
[ ` ] tilde key or click blank stripe to toggle

 

Floating

 
Navigation scrolls with screen

Custom width

 
WARNING: Possible CPU drain. Disable if Gmail slows.
pixels
Default is 172

Appearance

 

Top Section

 
 
 
 

Middle Section

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

To hide other items, instructions are here

Invites

 

Gmail | chat

Hide All

 
Must be 2nd and follow nav links if Drag & Drop is enabled

Elements

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gmail | footer

General

 
 
 

Storage

 
 
 
 
 

Recent Activity

 
 
 
* Requires wide screen unless you hide Google Links! [1200px+]

Gmail | import/export

Import/Export

To transfer settings, click "Export", copy everything, paste it back in another browser and click "Import".

Presets

Warning: clicking a preset will replace your current settings. Your current settings will be saved to "Custom 3", overriding it's contents.



Full Reset

If you are having problems and just want to start fresh, use this button. It will clear all local settings and reset them to Gmail default.

Gmail | sync

Sync Settings

 
You'll need to have bookmarks sync enabled
WARNING: Experimental!

 
Display a notification message when your settings have been changed by a background sync

Gmail | more

Extensions

Settings

  • Disable web clips: mostly ads now anyway
  • Themes: I recommend "Minimalist"
  • Gmail Labs: great stuff in here, check it out
    • Caution: some labs features conflict with Minimalist for Gmail. If you point them out I'll write exceptions for them.

Bugs & Ideas

I'm always looking for new ideas and bugs to fix. I respond in the Issue Tracker, email, and Twitter within an hour if I'm awake [UTC-8].

Gmail | changes

Announcements

Hi everyone! I know I haven't added features in a while. This is partially because I'm running out of features to add, but mostly because I've been busy with other projects (Minimalst for Google Calendar and Google Reader).
This is pretty small for a major update but I'm considering it major because of how requested this feature has been.

What's new

Full changelog on Google Code

Main
  • Added: Floating toolbars scroll with page
Navigation
  • Added: Floating navigation scrolls with page

Rate & Review

Like Minimalist for Gmail? Please rate and review it in the Web Store!

Donate

This is a personal project and I am a full-time student, please support me by donating so I can keep Minimalist Gmail up to date and competitive.


Donate

Bugs & Ideas

I'm always looking for new ideas and bugs to fix. I respond in the Issue Tracker, email, and Twitter within an hour if I'm awake [UTC-8].

Gmail | about

Credits

My name is Ansel Santosa [@anstosa]. I'm an Informatics student at the University of Washington in Seattle studying to to a UX Designer.

I created this extension because none of the others on the market would cut it for me. It was just a handful of personal scripts for a while. But I recently decided to polish and publish.

I wrote the vast majority of the code myself, but some things were perfect already:

Rate & Review

Like Minimalist for Gmail? Please rate and review it in the Web Store!

Donate

This is a personal project and I am a full-time student, please support me by donating so I can keep Minimalist Gmail up to date and competitive.


Donate

Gmail | support

Support Page

Try the official support page first. Otherwise, see below:

Bugs & Ideas

I'm always looking for new ideas and bugs to fix. I respond in the Issue Tracker, email, and Twitter within an hour if I'm awake [UTC-8].

Which way do you want to proceed for your initial sync?

 
Your local settings will be overwritten with those synced from your other computers.

 
All your other computers with sync enabled will get their settings from here.