Instead of just sitting around and complaining on Twitter about the new Gmail, do something about it. Google might not have won you over with its new look. Instead of reverting back to old Gmail, which might not last, here are some tricks to iron out the ugly.
Color Differentiated Email Threads
White Space Be Gone
Google called the new design "cleaner, more modern," but many have found that aesthetic too spacious. An easy fix is to change the "display density" to compact. Just click on the settings gear icon on the top right corner above the inbox. There it will have three display density options.
Chat Box Problem
No More Ads Above the Inbox
Nobody likes to look at ads. Under the Gmail settings gear we visited earlier, the "Web Clips" tab offers the option to get rid of these ads altogether by unchecking the box.
Illuminate the Ghostly Scrollbar
With new Gmail it is hard to see the scrollbar on many of the new themes. The Visible Scrollbar script makes the right hand scroll bar blue, which for my Bus Stop theme doesn't really make it that much better against the blue sky. But with other less blue oriented themes, it should do the trick.
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