Bookmarklet to use Gmail with a clean browser window

Posted on 2009/06/09

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I tried many ways to access Gmail with calendar functionalities: Evolution, Thunderbird+Lightning and the site mail.google.com itself, using the calendar tool in Gmail Labs. One problem with the latter option is that the browser window is clogged with the toolbar, file menu and other stuff. This simple bookmarklet will open Gmail in a new window striped out of the.

Right-click on your toolbar, click New bookmark and put the following code in the Location box:

javascript:(function(){window.open('https://mail.google.com/','gmail','toolbar=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,resizable=yes,titlebar=no');})();

If the new window still contains the location bar, the status bar and so on, and you don’t want them to appear, go in about:config and ensure that the properties that start with dom.disable_window_open_feature are set to false.

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