Gmail Labs Adds A Preview Pane To Gmail

Google just added a long-desired lab to Gmail: a preview window. Now Gmail can operate in a widesceen-style view similar to Microsoft Outlook and the new Apple Mail. If you like having your messages list available even when viewing, this is a great feature to have. To enable it, just open Gmail, go to Labs, and turning on the Preview Pane option.

New in Labs: Preview Pane [Official Gmail Blog]


    Even works in G Apps for those of us that aren't privileged with the "new" Gmail themes.

    doesnt work with right side chat though :(

    Also screws up my layout. I have my regular view tightly-packed with one line per email, this forces an ugly multi-line view for each message. Nice idea, but can't stand it. Would use it if they kept my regular email layout as-is and simply added another pane to the side.

    Looks just like the Android 3.x Gmail app.

    When I enable it, I lose my multiple inboxes.

    I'd rather stick to using the keyboard to navigate my mail.

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