Gmail Labels Trick - use symbols to break the alphabetical order

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  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Have you ever wanted to move a frequently used label to the top of your list?

    As you can see if I create a label "apples" it gets inserted in alphabetical order.
    Reorder Gmail Labels.JPG
    If you put a symbol in front of the label name, for example @zebra, it gets placed at the top of the list.

    Knowing this you use a combination of symbols and numbers to order your labels!
    Order Gmail Labels using symbols and numbers.JPG
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  2. foggy

    foggy Valued Member

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    Great tip !

    Question: would it also work to move "Apples" up the list if you listed it as: A pples ? (I realize it's not pretty, but I'm wondering if separating the 'A' has any effect.)
     

  3. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Yes, that works for moving up the list relative to other labels with the same starting letter :

    Gmail Labels.JPG

    Gmail labels are case insensitive. You can only have 1 of APPLES, apples, and ApPlEs.
     
  4. Big Dan

    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    I always just put z in front of anything I want at the bottom.
     

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