What a drag.
June 10, 2012 9:38 AM   Subscribe

It's possible to drag a message to a label in GMail by grabbing it from the leftmost edge. However, on a hi-res monitor, this can be quite difficult. Is there a hack or greasemonkey script that allows you to drag the message by clicking and dragging anywhere in the Subject rather than just the left edge?
posted by I EAT TAPAS to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
You can also drag from the space to the right of the checkbox and to the left of the star. I find that it's a little bigger / easier to grab than the leftmost edge area.
posted by beyond_pink at 9:54 AM on June 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

How do you feel about keyboard shortcuts? With a message open you can press 'l', type the first letter or two of the label, hit 'enter' and then j/k or [/] to move to another message (the latter will archive your first message.)
posted by ethand at 11:07 AM on June 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

You can also drag the label onto the message!
posted by amaire at 6:43 PM on June 10, 2012

ethand, because my labels have similar sets of characters, it's difficult to "search" for the label after hitting l. It ends up taking me as long or longer than dragging the corner. I could conceivably set up unique sets of characters for that, but that would make my account messier than I'd like.

amaire, dragging the label onto the message labels the message but does not archive it. I should have clarified that I wanted to label and archive these messages in one action, which is what dragging a message to a label does.
posted by I EAT TAPAS at 9:11 PM on June 10, 2012

Ah, I see. For that I use the "Move to..." menu (which might be a lab?). I don't know of a solution to your dragging question. Good luck!
posted by amaire at 11:30 PM on June 12, 2012

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