Windows only: Better Gmail for Google Chrome is a compilation of user scripts designed to enhance your Gmail experience—and to make it easy, we’ve tested and bundled them together in one easy download.
Better Gmail for Chrome is inspired by the well-known and grown-up Better Gmail extension for Firefox. Like the original, we’ve packaged up a bunch of scripts that we’ve either tested successfully or modified to make them work correctly—since Chrome doesn’t have full Greasemonkey support we had to make a few modifications to some of them.
Better Gmail for Chrome
Licence: All user scripts are copyright their original authors and maintain their original licence as specified by their original author.
Installation: Installing Better Gmail for Chrome requires first using our guide to enabling user scripts in Chrome. Once you have completed those steps, you can download the Better Gmail for Chrome zip file.
Open up the zip file containing the user scripts, and copy the ones you want to enable into the appropriate User Scripts folder for your version of Windows:
Windows XP: %userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
Windows Vista: %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
Refresh Gmail, and you are done. If you are having issues getting it to work, make sure that you follow the steps to enable user scripts.
Add Row Highlights-Highlight message rows as you roll over them:
Folders4Gmail-Lists labels in a folder-like hierarchy:
Hide Spam Count-Hides Gmail’s Spam message count:
Credits: Better Gmail is a compilation of user scripts written by several Greasemonkey scripters. The full list of Better Gmail user scripts and their authors is as follows:
- Add Row Highlights
Highlights the letter rows in the new Gmail when you hover over them with the mouse cursor
- Gmail *2* small attachment icons
See from your inbox what kind of attachment an email has.
Lists labels in a folder-like hierarchy.
By Arend v. Reinersdorff
- Hide Chat
Hides Gmail’s Chat box in the sidebar.
By Diego Barros
- Hide Invites Box
Hides the Gmail invites box on the sidebar.
- Hide Spam Count
Hides Gmail’s Spam message count.
By Arend v. Reinersdorff
- Show Message Details
Display the full details of the top messages in a conversation.
By Michael Lieberman
- Hide Footer
Based on code by war59312
- Gmail 3: Hide Chat, Invite Friend & Footer
Hides Chat, Invite a Friend, and Footer on Gmail version
- Version 0.1: Initial Release