gmail next message instead of inbox

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  1. esnagel

    esnagel Director of Common Sense

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    In gmail, I want to view a message, do something with it (add labels, archive, delete, etc) and instead of going back to my inbox, go to the next message. But when I hit delete, it goes back to inbox.
     
  2. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    I do not see any settings or scripts that can be used to create this functionality in Gmail.

    I think the best answer at this time is for you to suggest the feature to Gmail
     

  3. Big Dan

    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    You could use an IMAP client and get that functionality but that's a big change for a little feature. I'd recommend Thunderbird.

    How about doing a search in:inbox (or label) is:unread then go through it with the next links and when you're done select all and delete.
     
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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    I don't like the default setting. By default this lab starts to display older emails that have already be read. You can change the default behavior by going to the General tab and picking a different behavior once you are out of new emails :

    Gmail Labs Auto Advance Lab.JPG

    I like the auto advance newer setting so that Gmail displays the next new email. Once you are out of unread emails it drops back to the view of the folder/label. That's better than showing me old emails that I have already seen and likely don't want to take any action on at the moment.

    Nice lab, but change the default preference setting!
     
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  6. Big Dan

    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    I enabled this setting then quickly got annoyed. I've gotten so used to Gmail dumping be back to the inbox after archiving/deleting that going to the next message annoyed me.
     
  7. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    I would prefer if it dropped back to the current label once all of the new emails have been read.

    I don't need old emails popping back up after I delete/archive the last new email.
     
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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    In the latest version of Gmail, go to your Settings and then scroll down to the Auto-advance section:

    Gmail auto advance to next email.jpg
     

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