Monthly Archives: November 2009

Bigger Gmail Compose Box

A Gmail Compose Resize Extension for Google Chrome Details: Have you ever wanted a larger compose box for gMail? especially when using g-mail to reply to a conversation? I give them credit, most times when composing a new message or using it in full-screen mode, it does well. But if you’re like me, about 80% of your conversations are replies. And that is, after all, what is great about g-mail, right? The awesome threading capabilities. So why doesn’t g-mail support a resizeable compose box? You are stuck with a fixed size, of about 260 px, even in the Chrome browser!!! A browser that is know to let you resize text boxes by default! Well, I don’t know the answers to these questions, but they are frustrating, so I’ve written an extension for Chrome (or Chromium) which allows you to specify how big you want that box to be, and then it automatically resizes it (it make take a few seconds after you hit reply to fully grow). Update: As of 2/7/2012 I’ve written a newer, and more updated extension download it here Download the extension here: Bigger Gmail Compose Box It has an options page, which you can access by going to settings (wrench icon) and then extensions. I have also added in auto-update for this extension. I’m really quite pleased with it and wanted to share. Let me know what you think. Having trouble? Didn’t know that Chrome allows extensions? You probably need to upgrade to the latest version. … Continue reading

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New Theme

I’ve installed a new theme and will be working to customize it. iNove was pretty cool, but I feel the typography could have used a little more work. I’m trying the “Elegant Grunge” theme now.

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thickbox alternatives

While Thickbox had its day, it is not maintained any longer, so we recommend you use some alternatives. colorbox jQueryUI Dialog fancybox DOM window shadowbox.js

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Flickrshow

A really cool javascript based (slider) type of flickr integrated gallery is Flickrshow. http://www.flickrshow.com/

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Did you know? – Scott McLeod, Jeff Brenman

3.0 for 2008 – Newly Revised Edition Created by Karl Fisch, and modified by Scott McLeod; Globalization & The Information Age. It was even adapted by Sony BMG at an executive meeting they held in Rome this year. Credits are also given to Scott McLeod, Jeff Brenman

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