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I use the # key to delete emails in Gmail, but then I need to press Enter to get into the next conversation (Gmail automatically redirects to the inbox I was in previously).

This is probably pedantic and wishing for it means I deserve a medal for lethargy, but is there a way I can just hit # and the next email shows up (I think this is the way Yahoo mail works)?

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migrated from superuser.com Sep 28 '12 at 6:07

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To make Gmail automatically open the next (or previous) message instead of going back to the message list:

Note: The new google doesn't have the option under the general tab anymore

  • Select Settings in Gmail.
  • Go to the Labs tab.
  • Make sure Enable is selected for Auto-advance.
  • Click Save Changes.


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Amazing - I know Stackexchange doesn't like 'thank you' replies - but this answer deserves it. Thank you so much, that's perfectly what I need. – Aditya M P Oct 4 '12 at 9:29
ok.. enjoy Mr. @adityamenon – Anusha Oct 4 '12 at 10:45

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