In the last update, I made what I thought was a really tiny change, but it actually worried a lot of people. So now I’m here to explain it and get your feedback 🙂
What are the Move Nexters?
They’re the buttons that Archive/Spam/Delete/Finish, and can be made to automatically move to an older email when you do so, to make it easier to glide through your emails.
What’s the logic for when they appear?
* Archive will be visible if the email is in the inbox
* Spam/Delete will be visible if the email doesn’t have a status or a deadline
* Finish (the green tick, which removes all statuses and deadlines), will be visible only if the email has a status or a deadline.
It used to be the case that we only greyed the buttons out (disabled them), but in the desire to de-clutter the interface, I made them invisible when not needed. Is there a situation where this is a problem for you?
There might be a bug with Finish not appearing
Some people are reporting that Finish (the green tick) NEVER appears, not even if you have a status or a deadline.
This is definitely a bug! Please let me know in the comments if it affects you, as I need to talk to you to try to solve it.
Where is ‘Do Nothing’?
This was an early Move Nexter, that simply moved you to an older email.
I removed it, because it was a duplication of Gmail’s own move newer/older buttons, and thus used up unnecessary space. I realise this has upset some people.
The intent is that if you hide Gmail’s Action Bar (by clicking the button with 4 diagonal arrows), then all the Move Nexters, and Move buttons, are next to each other, making it very easy to glide, like this:
I strongly recommend hiding Gmail’s Action Bar (if you use Gmail’s keyboard shortcuts, ‘l’ will still work to add/remove labels).
If you cannot do this, or simply don’t want to, please explain why in the comments so I can understand!
I’ve fixed the bug that was keeping the green tick hidden… if you upgrade to 188.8.131.52, it should all be ok.
This was written by Andy Mitchell