One of the biggest complaints I have about GMail is how little real estate you have for reading mail. (Come on, that's what your supposed to be able to do right?!?!) So I created a bookmarklet that toggles maximizing the reading area.
Here it is --> Maximize GMail
- Drag this link to your bookmark toolbar then go view a message in gmail.
- Click the bookmark once to hide the left and right columns, again to unhide them.
- If you think it sucks, just delete the bookmark and post a comment here on my blog. If you like it, keep it to yourself. (Wait a minute, I got that last part backwards. But, that will probably lead to more comments!)
This does not work with Internet Explorer. I hate Internet Explorer. If it did work by coincedence, I would through something in to sabotage Internet Explorer. I don't want panhandlers spending my money on liquor. I don't want people spending my code on Internet Explorer.
It's harsh, but it's my right. See: Kill Bill's Browser dot com
I set a "keyword" of m for this, so I can use "ctrl+l m enter" to call it quickly.
Although it does hide the ads, this is not the purpose of it. (I don't believe in hiding ads unless they are animated and annoying, or feature scantily dressed women. I do, after all, get paid by ad revenue from Yahoo!) The purpose is to make it easier to read email from a "10Ft. UI"