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Is there any way of get rid of the following text from an empty Gmail inbox;

"No new mail! There's always Google News if you're looking for something to read."

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An empty inbox? What's that? – Rebecca Chernoff Jul 16 '10 at 13:02
An empty inbox is the result of weeks upon weeks of creating various filters and labels, as well as manually trawling through thousands of emails from the last 6 years. Finally achieved victory last night, only to be greeted by this garish link to Google News! Pfft, some reward :) – C.McAtackney Jul 16 '10 at 14:15
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No way to do it within the available settings (public Gmail and Apps). You'll have to do something client-side (eg via GreaseMonkey).

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Thanks for the tip - I'll look into GreaseMonkey and see if I can develop a script to do this myself. Cheers – C.McAtackney Jul 16 '10 at 11:09

You can use adblock plus as well. A bit simpler than GreaseMonkey because you just click and block.

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The OP isn't asking how to block an actual news feed, just how to get rid of a line of text GMail writes to the page. – Rebecca Chernoff Jul 16 '10 at 15:36
Correct, and you can do this using adblock. Adblock can block any page elements that have a pattern or ID. So you can use it to block the div that the line of text is in. I have done just that, and it works in two easy clicks. – drye Jul 16 '10 at 16:30
is right - that's an AdBlock filter rule to hide this element: mail.google.com##TD.TC[style="text-align: center;"][colspan="3"] – Marek Grzenkowicz Aug 30 '10 at 7:07

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