Control Your Gmail With Simple Mouse Gestures

Some people prefers the keyboard shortcuts, while some prefer to do everything with the mouse. If you belong to the latter, you will find the new mouse gestures features in Gmail extremely useful.

Mouse gestures is one of the 13 new features in the newly launched Gmail Lab. It allows you to use your mouse to navigate through your mails.

To activate the mouse gestures feature, go to Settings->Labs. Scroll down to the mouse gestures section and check “Enabled“. Save the changes and you are set to go.

To navigate through the mails, simply right-click and do the following:

Mouse GesturesAction
Right-click and move the mouse right
  • In conversation view, go to the next mail.
  • In Inbox, load the next 100 mails.
Right-click and move the mouse left
  • In conversation view, go to the previous mail.
  • In Inbox, load the previous 100 mails.
Right-click and move the mouse up
  • Return to inbox, only applicable in conversation view