No Sidebar, Fullscreen, Super Minimal Gmail (for ninjas)

Real Gmail Ninjas dont want all that sidebar clicky junk on their screens. Because of keyboard shortcuts, you can do nearly everything in Gmail with the keyboard and the sidebar becomes irrelevant. Also I use Adium, so I don’t need the build in chat.

I created a css file that kills the sidebar and some other things:

  • Inbox spans full screen
  • Extra attachment icons
  • No ads
  • Messages span whole screen
  • No footer

Please hack away. This script has pieces cobbled from various user scripts and extensions, I am really sorry but I don’t remember all my sources, please call me out on that.

Get it here.

UPDATE: Gmail changed some things, so I updated the css file fo fix some weirdness. It also now works with viewing contacts!

4 thoughts on “No Sidebar, Fullscreen, Super Minimal Gmail (for ninjas)

  1. I use only keyboard shortcuts in gmail so am very interested in applying this css file. However, how do I apply it? Did you use a firefox plugin? I use conkeror which is built on Mozilla’s xulrunner. If it works on firefox I’m sure I can get it working on conkeror too. The no sidebar and no ads seems very interesting…

  2. I use this in a mac app called Mailplane that lets me apply custom css. You could turn this into a userscript which could then be installed with grease monkey (I actually got a lot of this css from userscripts). I would be surprised if there was not a plugin for firefox that allowed you to apply custom css to a page. Also some browsers have an option (in the advanced preferences) to apply custom css. I used to use it this way in Safari. In Crome I have an extension that lets me apply custom css.

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