Feature: Inbox By Google #304

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NocturneBlock opened this Issue Mar 1, 2015 · 10 comments

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@NocturneBlock

Google has a new service called Inbox, which is a variant inbox for Gmail, accessed via inbox.google.com. It would be nice if the option of using this in place of the default Gmail page was available in Notifier.

@ocombe
ocombe commented Mar 8, 2015

Yes please, it would be cool if this addon could open inbox instead of gmail :)

@lazydevorg

+1

@inbasic
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inbasic commented Mar 14, 2015

Well, switching to inbox.google.com is not that easy. For instance, if you click on the title of an email, right now the thread related to that conversion is opened. However, in inbox.google.com, threads do not have different ids. So how the extension is supposed to open the threads?

@Kougeru
Kougeru commented Mar 19, 2015

Coming here to +1 it but you have a very good point. I'm not a programmer so the only answer for that I have is to ask Google how to do it lol. Is there no API out for Inbox yet? I love Inbox far more than the current Google though. It boggles my mind why it's a whole new thing rather than a Gmail UI update.

@cautionbug

Sent an email to @inbasic before i found this feature request... i'm sure eventually Google will have to release an API for Inbox, but currently there isn't one.

i did find this when inspecting an email item with Firebug (actual identifiers scrubbed):

<div 
    jsan="X.xx,x-XXXXXXXXX,X.scroll-list-item,7.top-level-item,7.scroll-list-item-open,0.data-item-id,0.data-item-id-qs,0.tabindex,0.jsaction" 
    style="" 
    class="bw scroll-list-item top-level-item YqfB2e scroll-list-item-open" 
    jstcache="169" 
    jsinstance="*0;#gmail:thread-f:##############" 
    data-item-id="#gmail:thread-f:##############" 
    data-item-id-qs="qs-gmail-thread-f-##############-0" 
    tabindex="0" jsaction="none">

i have no idea if or how the jsinstance/data-item-id attributes or #gmail:thread hashes could be used to bring up a thread directly, but maybe it can be useful?

Leave it to Google to produce something ALMOST as useful as what you had, but get people clamoring to use it anyway.

@inbasic
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inbasic commented Mar 28, 2015

@cautionbug even if we manage to find these variables still it is not possible to use them to force inbox to open a thread. Currently, GN generates a URL something like https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#inbox/######### to open a thread in a new tab, however, in inbox, you need to open the main UI then somehow force a thread to be opened.

@cautionbug

Yeah, i kinda figured it wasn't much of an option at this point. What about
a separate button (temporarily) next to the G button to open Inbox instead?
If it's better just to wait for an API, i totally understand. :-)
On Mar 28, 2015 2:34 AM, "InBasic" notifications@github.com wrote:

@cautionbug https://github.com/cautionbug even if we manage to find
these variables still it is not possible to use them to force inbox open a
thread. Currently, GN generates a uril something like
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#inbox/######### to open a thread
in a new tab, however, in inbox, you need to open the main UI then somehow
force a thread to be opened.


Reply to this email directly or view it on GitHub
#304 (comment).

@Keiichii

"What about a separate button (temporarily) next to the G button to open Inbox instead?"
+1!!!! I really would like it!
Or just an option in plugin's settings, to choose a button "gmail/inbox"
Thanks!
By the way, the best plugin! ;)

@zehevi
zehevi commented Jul 26, 2015

Go to Inbox.google.com > Settings > Other
There you can check "Redirect Gmail to Inbox.google.com"
Everytime you attempt getting to Gmail you'll end up in Inbox.

@drazisil
drazisil commented Dec 9, 2015

Thanks to @zehevi for that tip.

I came here to 👍 this request as well, with mailbox shutting down I guess I have to switch to inbox.

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