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Windows 7: gmail in superbar

09 Jan 2009   #1

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gmail in superbar

saw this gmail icon in the superbar on Paul Thurrott's aero peek page. Any clue how I get that? Is it just a bookmark or something else??!



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09 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

That i think is the Gmail Notifier.
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21 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

It looks like a web application created in Google Chrome or Firefox Prism.

If you have Chrome installed, go to Gmail and select "Create Application Shortcuts" on the page menu. It will start up the page in a simplified browser window, without any menus, and address bar, etc, and will create a start menu entry with the Gmail icon. Firefox Prism is similar.

When you start up the Gmail app it creates, it will look like that in the Superbar. Unfortunately, Chrome doesn't support the superbar really well yet, so all Google Chrome instances show up around the first icon (be it chrome of one of the applications).
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21 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by technodawg View Post
It looks like a web application created in Google Chrome or Firefox Prism.

If you have Chrome installed, go to Gmail and select "Create Application Shortcuts" on the page menu. It will start up the page in a simplified browser window, without any menus, and address bar, etc, and will create a start menu entry with the Gmail icon. Firefox Prism is similar.

When you start up the Gmail app it creates, it will look like that in the Superbar. Unfortunately, Chrome doesn't support the superbar really well yet, so all Google Chrome instances show up around the first icon (be it chrome of one of the applications).
Also annoying is that you cannot pin those applications to the taskbar, only the Start menu.
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21 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 beta
 
 

I can confirm that what you're seeing is the Google Chrome browser, and the icon was created using the Application Shortcut feature. When you launch the application from that icon, it opens as the poster above described and appears as if GMail is a stand-alone application. Even if you aren't using Chrome as your primary browser, you may want to install it for use with the Google web apps such as GMail to get this nice stand-alone look-and-feel. That's what I do. Still using Firefox as my main browser.
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21 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

Same here, though once Chrome has extensions, or something similar, I might jump ship.. . I love Firefox, but Chrome is a great browser. If you haven't given it a try yet, you really should, especially since you'll be able to set up the stand-alone apps like qaelith2112 said.

I really hope Google cleans up its taskbar integration.

Or, if Firefox ever introduces the tab-as-its-own-process philosophy...
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