[How-To] Change the Look of your Gmail’s Interface

Are you tired of looking at the plain, old and boring Gmail User Interface (UI) that hasn’t been changed ever since 2004? Even though Google has been constantly rolling out new features for its services, it has never bothered to update the UI for many of its services. For example, take a look at how Gmail looks in its present state.

Gmail is high on features compared to the other email services out there, but it seriously lacks on the UI front. Google may have its own reasons for not rolling out a new look, but that doesn’t stop us from customizing it our own way, does it?Here’s how a customized Gmail looks.

There are other kinds of looks available too, but we’re only focussing on the one by Globex Designs. Let’s take a look.Here’s what you need:1. FireFox 2+ (FireFox 3.0+ is highly recommended)First, visit the following URL and download and install the ‘Stylish’ extension for FireFox.


You need to restart your browser to complete the installation, so make sure you save all your work before you do that.Next, proceed to visit the following URL.


Now, all you need to do is right-click on the Stylish icon in the bottom right of you browser and click on ‘Add File to Stylish‘.And you’re done. Visit http://mail.google.comIf you did everything correctly, this is how the sign up box will show up.

Cool, isn’t it?

3 Responses to “[How-To] Change the Look of your Gmail’s Interface”

  1. Priyadarshan
    August 18, 2008 at 6:30 pm #

    hey it is very nice but please tell me how to go back to old design

  2. Priyadarshan
    August 18, 2008 at 6:32 pm #

    hey don’t need that i have done it myself thanks

  3. Gangadhar Kotu
    August 20, 2008 at 12:56 pm #

    How do I get Tasks control in the Gmail view shown in the above screen shot.

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