Gmail - More Minimalist

Added by ryanb@userstyles, Created: Aug 16, 2010, Updated: Dec 05, 2013
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Aggressively hides Gmail's UI and chrome, leaving a simplified view of your email, labels, and search box. Inspired by Matt Constantine's

This style is compatible with (but doesn't hide) GMail's


- Use! This userstyle expects that you do; it's pretty much unusable otherwise.

- If you're using Stylish, you can temporarily show the hidden features by turning off Stylish. Click the Stylish icon and select Turn all styles off. When you're done, select Turn all styles on.

- You can hide individual labels in the

More info
0.24 12/5/2013:
- fix gmail update bug that moves threads and conversations far down the screen
- fix header and search box selectors
0.23 11/15/2013:
thanks to toomey8 for the ideas!
- re-hide settings gear button
- re-hide Google+ header stuff
- hide "No new mail!" text
- try harder to hide Inbox drop-down menu arrow
- add left margin to search box
0.22 10/16/2013:
- re-hide sandbar (top right header)
- fix search box z-index to put it behind pop-up menus; also add left margin
- fix settings gear button so that it always shows. let me know if you don't like this, i'm open to reverting it.
0.21 10/6/2013:
- update for new gmail build
- show top-level settings button
- search box and labels layout is different now. ah well.
0.20 3/5/2013:
- remove obsolete chrome-specific rule that was forcing tasks (and maybe
chat?) moles to the left
0.19 2/7/2012:
- update selector for footer in conversation view
0.18 5/29/2012:
- significantly shrink top header and put search box to the right of labels
0.17 5/12/2012:
- update selectors for footer and conversation view right side pane
0.16 3/15/2012:
- new footer selector
0.15 2/24/2012:
- update many selectors for top-level items (logo, search button)
- re-hide search box right side "advanced options" drop-down arrow
0.14 11/21/2011:
- conversation view: show top right, per message drop-down More menu
0.13 11/17/2011:
- bug fix: show Move to and Labels pop-up menus (thanks John Marshall!)
- show print and new window buttons in conversation view
0.12 11/14/2011
- new gmail selectors
- bug fixes for chrome
0.11 11/7/2011
- bug fix: unhide move to and labels pop-up menus
- hide bottom and left borders around labels
- switch compose to show bottom send, save, discard buttons, not top ones
- hide reply, reply all, forward tabs in reply view
- show new contact button
- other misc bug fixes and refactorings
0.10 11/6/2011
- total overhaul for new gmail UI
0.9 8/12/2011
- bug fix: don't hide notification bar
- show expand all button
0.8.1 8/8/2011
- bug fix to individual contact view
0.8 8/1/2011
Significant redesign to condense and improve usability, especially in smaller
or narrow browser windows.
- moved labels above conversation/thread view
- condensed top search box area
- made widths all auto so that everything follows your browser's width
- bug fix: don't hide To and CC labels in compose area
- hide new "Import mail & contacts" link
- hide Sent Mail and All Mail labels
selector fixes:
- logo
- re-hide stars
0.7 5/13/2011
selector fixes:
- header/footer buttons in list and conversation view
- expand all and new window buttons in conversation view
- right side username in new top header
- ...and more!
0.6 3/27/2011
- more selector updates to handle GMail updates
0.5 3/23/2011
- update misc selectors to handle GMail updates, including the new top bar
0.4 1/24/2011
- clean up main display: none selector list
- remove bottom commented section of selectors (does more harm than good)
- hide *all* list view buttons but still support mo(v)e and (l)abel keys
- hide ads on bottom of conversation view
- hide the google talk presence indicator
- re-hide stars in both list and conversation view
0.3 11/12/2010
- show built in labels like Inbox, Drafts when they have unread messages
- show Move to Inbox button
- hide new top right header sections
- show Settings link in upper right
- re-hide stars
- initial release

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