The Bottom Line
It is potentially a problem that Gmail Macros only works with Mozilla Firefox and Greasemonkey, of course, and some details could still work better in Gmail Macros.
- Gmail Macros adds useful keyboard shortcuts to Gmail in Mozilla Firefox (with Greasemonkey)
- A label and folder selector lets you go to and apply labels by starting to type their name
- Gmail Macros is fully customizable for even more actions by adapting the Greasemonkey script
- Gmail Macros depends on Mozilla Firefox and Greasemonkey, may break at any time
- Selecting labels only works if the label box is expanded, has problems with similar names
- Gmail Macros does not allow you to remove labels by keyboard shortcut
- Gmail Macros adds keyboard shortcuts to Gmail in Mozilla Firefox.
- Press 'e' to archive in Gmail Macros, and 'f' to limit view to the current type (unread, starred, Inbox).
- Macros can combine multiple actions: 'd' marks as read and archives a message.
- You can apply a label by pressing 'l' and go to any place by hitting 'g'.
- Gmail Macros lets you chose labels and mailboxes by typing the first few characters of their names.
- Gmail Macros supports Mozilla Firefox 1.5/2.x and Greasemonkey 0.6.4.
Guide Review - Gmail Macros - Gmail Greasemonkey Script
With Gmail Macros, pressing 'e' archives an email no matter where or what, for example. What's even better about Gmail Macros shortcuts is that they can condense multiple actions into a single key event. Pressing 'd', for example, marks an email as read and archives it in one go.
By editing the Greasemonkey script, you can customize existing and define your own Gmail Macros actions, though that requires some insight.
No insight is required for profiting from one of Gmail Macros's best improvements: selecting labels and special mailboxes by typing their names. Press 'l' to label a message using Gmail Macros, and a bezel comes up prompting you for the label name. Auto-completing from what you type, Gmail Macros selects and applies the appropriate label instantly. You can go to labels or places like the "Inbox" and "Spam" in a similar manner by pressing 'g'.
Of course, the need for Mozilla Firefox, Greasemonkey, Gmail Macros and Gmail itself to play well together introduces many a chance for things to stop working. But while they do, Gmail Macros works well and in a very useful manner. When they do not, there's always editing the script.