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12/2/2008
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Eric Ogren
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Google Gives Windows Users A Gmail Gadget For The Desktop

If you're a user of the Google Desktop product on the Windows platform, Google has good news for you. It's finally added a Gmail gadget for the Desktop sidebar. Now you can see incoming e-mail without opening up Gmail in your browser.

If you're a user of the Google Desktop product on the Windows platform, Google has good news for you. It's finally added a Gmail gadget for the Desktop sidebar. Now you can see incoming e-mail without opening up Gmail in your browser.I find Google Desktop to be very useful in Windows. The fact that a Gmail gadget hasn't been available before now has been rather baffling. Thank goodness Google finally listened to the pleas of the masses and added one.

Google says, "You'll see that it covers the basics such as reading, searching, and sending messages. You can star messages, use the same keyboard shortcuts, and we didn't forget about contact auto-complete. It doesn't take up much space in your sidebar or desktop, and you can also resize it to show as few or as many messages as you'd like."

Right now the Gmail gadget currently works with the latest release of Google Desktop for Windows. Support for Macs and Linux isn't available yet. I haven't have a chance to download it yet, but Google is excited that people check it out and provide some feedback.

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