Category: Labs

Chrome Labs : Chrome Instant

Chrome Version 7.0.529.0 canary build has the Labs feature “Instant” which Makes the address bar load urls as you type.

Update: about:labs has moved to about:flags in Chrome


After Google Instant, Youtube Instant, iTunes instant, now Chrome Instant is ready.


For the sites, that you have visited already, you will see the sites directly loading, before you press enter (after typing the url).


If you want to try this, Download and install Chrome’s Canary build (auto updated every week).

Disclaimer: Google Chrome Labs is a testing ground for experimental features that aren’t quite ready for primetime. They may change, break or disappear at any time.

Chrome Labs : Browser options in a tab

Google Chrome has a labs tab (about:labs), where Chrome developers test few Labs features. One of those is Side tabs. I don’t prefer to use Side tabs. Not sure if this will be promoted in Chrome.


The newest labs feature is Tabbed options (chrome://options), which is available now in Canary Build (Download), that brings the Browser options in a tab and makes it easier to configure the browser. (By default, Chrome opens a popup window with the options, just like any other browser).


If you want to try this, Download and install Chrome’s Canary build (auto updated every week). You can install this version of Chrome in addition to the version you are already using. Once you install, type about:labs in the address bar, to choose the labs features you want to use. Labs feature is also available on Chrome Version 7 and above.

GMail – out of Beta ! Do you still want beta label?

GMail - out of beta

Many of you might have noticed that Google has removed the Beta label from GMail today.

Didn’t notice yet? check your GMail !
(want to Change the theme ?)

In addition to GMail, Google Calendar also is out of beta version.

Not happy with GMail without beta label ? Do you still think GMail should be called beta ?

Google provides an option for that !

Go to GMail Labs

Enable “Back to Beta” !

GMail - back to beta

Save the changes, and You are all set with the Beta label again.

Enjoy GMail Beta !


More on GMail

GMail Labs: Preview Youtube, Picasa, Flickr and Yelp

If there is a link in your email message (GMail), linking to a

Youtube video,
Picasa photo/album,
Flickr photo/album

or Yelp, a preview of the video, photo or photo album will appear in the GMail message itself.
This makes easy for us to view the album, watch the video, browse the photos, etc, directly in the email message.

How to enable in my GMail account?

1. Go to Labs in gmail.

2. Enable “Picasa previews”, “Flickr previews”, “Youtube previews” and “Yelp previews”.
(whatever you want to enable)

3. Save changes

Previews in Gmail

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Orkut Birthday’s gadget in GMail

Orkut Birthdays in GMail

As I mentioned in my previous post, we can add any google gadget to our GMail page.

Let us add Orkut Birthdays gadget by Google to GMail.

If you have not activated Labs in GMail,

1. Go to Labs in gmail.

(Labs are available only in Internet Explorer 7.0+, Firefox 2.0+, Safari 3.0+, and Google Chrome.)

2. In Labs tab, under Gmail Settings, Enable “Add any gadget by URL” feature, Save changes.

3. Now Go to the Gadgets tab in Gmail settings.

4. Give the gadget‘s url as
and add.

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