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Google Notifier for Mac Hidden Features

Gmail is the only mail solution provided by the Google search giant that was meant to represent an innovative mail solution that can protect your inbox against unwanted messages. Although it is available only by invitation, Gmail is currently one of the most popular e-mail solutions on the internet, being updated periodically with new exciting functions. The last improvement added to Gmail is the Mail Fetcher feature that allows you to select up to 5 mail accounts to receive messages directly into Google’s solution interface.

The Gtalk implementation is another attracting updated for the mail  service, so it’s obvious that the company wants to make it one of the most powerful web-based mail products on the internet. That’s why Google developed Google Notifier, a Mac application that can help you retrieve all the messages stored in your inbox and alert you when a new mail arrives. The application is quite useful for all Gmail users because it allows you to control your mail account directly from your desktop and avoid visiting the site multiple times.

Because the number of Google Notifier downloads is increasing every day, the company decided to publish some useful information for the Mac version, mentioning a hidden feature that can allow you to manage your account even easier.

“Pull down the Notifier menu (either Calendar or Gmail), hold down Command and Option, and click Preferences on the menu. You’ll see a hidden settings editor. Enter MaxMessagesOnMainMenu in the Key field (upper and lower case must be entered as shown) and 20 in the Value field, then click Set. Quit Notifier and start it up again. Now, when you pull down the Notifier menus, you’ll see all your Gmails and all your Calendar events listed in single menus, without any “View More” sub-menus.

If you want to get the sub-menus back, get the hidden settings editor back again, enter MaxMessagesOnMainMenu for the Key, and 4 for the Value, then click Set. Quit Notifier and start it again, and your sub-menus will be back, good as new,” David Phillip Oster, Mac Software Engineer, sustained in a blog post.


Google Notifier, Gmail, Apple, Mac

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