Nothing is as valuable as Real Estate these days, so why should computers make an exception? I always try to find a way to maximize the screen space I get by closing unnecessary gadgets, tweaking windows, adjusting resolution, minimizing font size and so on. It irks me to scroll in any direction and if you are a normal human being, I am sure it’s the same case with you too. Fortunately, there is Google Chrome extension which comes handy to save precious browser screen space.
Handyman, the new chrome extension, provides options to control which of the items on the page to be displayed. Currently, this extension is limited to Google Reader, Google Docs, Gmail and iGoogle, but the power of this cool extension is simply amazing. Once you install this extension, it will add a button to the bookmarks bar above. It provides different options for each of the four Google products, but I found it to be most useful for Gmail. It provides options to:
- Show/hide Gmail logo and search box
- Show/hide Chat window
- Show/hide Quick Links, Invites
- Show/hide Settings and Google services top bar
- Show/hide sponsored links
- Show/hide background image and footer
- Highlight message on mouse hover
- Small font to view more messages
This way you could focus more on the core part of the Gmail i.e. e-mails and hide the rest of features when not needed. Another mini advantage of this extension is that you can easily switch between four of the above Google products any time with just a single click. Here is how my Gmail looks after hiding all the unwanted stuff:
The only thing that is missing in this extension is that it doesn’t reuse unutilized screen space for other items. For example, if I hide chat window on the right hand side of gmail screen, the space is left empty and not used to increase the width of mail section. But apart of from this, this is a cool extension and if you like to conserve space on Gmail, this extension provides lot of customization for that. Check it out and let me know how you find it by leaving comments below!Similar Posts You May Like
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