GMail Unread Mail Shortcut
If you use FireFox and GMail a lot, you might appreciate this little shortcut to view your unread mail in GMail that’s now possible since GMail “upgraded”.
Saving of GMail Bookmarks
A couple of weeks ago, GMail upgraded their application to allow the bookmarking of the different areas of the application, such as:
and, of course, the most important of all:
Unread Mail in your Inbox: http://mail.google.com/mail/#search/is%3Aunread+in%3Ainbox
The unread mail shortcut is generated by doing a search in GMail with the following query:
Creating a FireFox Keyword Shortcut
Now, to create the FireFox shortcut of GMail shortcuts (that’s supposed to sound GRAND!), bookmark the search results. Or, drag the link above to your bookmarks toolbar. You can save it anywhere you like, as long as you can find it again.
Then do the following:
- right-click on the bookmark
- click “Properties”
- type in the letters “gu” in the “Keyword” field
What you’ve just done is created a “URL” for FireFox.
It’s easy to test. Just try the following:
- Close your GMail tab (or close FireFox and start it up again)
- open a new, empty tab
- type the letters “gu” (without quotes) in your address bar
- press enter
You should be taken to your unread mail in your GMail inbox.
You can obviously choose any letters you like, including single letters. Just test the letters beforehand to see if they’re already in use.
FireFox Power User
And to bring you into the FireFox Power Users group, try this little keyboard combination:
What it does is:
- Opens a new tab
- puts the cursor in the Address bar
- type in your shortcut and press enter
How easy was that?