Thursday, May 25, 2017

Gmail: “Mark as read”

Did you know that it’s possible to add a “Mark as read” button to Gmail? Click the cog in the upper right corner, choose Settings, choose Labs, and scroll down. The “Mark as read” button is the seventh option. After you enable it, the button will appear when you click on a message’s checkbox.

I find this button useful for archiving blog comments. Over weeks and months, the “Mark as read” button is likely to save me whole seconds of archiving time. Yes, I’m being facetious, but still, seconds are seconds.

comments: 2

Diane Schirf said...

How quaint! I rarely look at Gmail on a computer anymore. But I suppose the kids would say Gmail is quaint, because who emails anymore? :)

Michael Leddy said...

When they took the telephones from English Department faculty offices a few years back ($$), I recall someone suggesting, not in jest, that we could give students our cell phone numbers. I found that e-mail was good enough for my students and me. :)