I've configured Gmail to show 100 messages per page when I view my inbox, and this was pretty straightforward. But when I search for something, it still shows 20 results per page. Can I set this to 100 as well?
CrystalFire hacked a way out!!
Please, go ahead and do upvote their answers. I hope either one gets accepted. ^_^
My previous answer, with some updated terms:
Just to be clear, as moose already said:
No, there's still no way to do that nativelly. So, please, still go ahead and bother Google Team:
In the past, we could go and suggest it as a feature. But right now, best way to do it is going on the Settings Wheel -> Help -> Send Feedback
Do every kind of feedback, and maybe one day we'll have it... After all, who knows until when this hack will work! Maybe this hack is their initial attempt to implement it at last.
I discovered this slightly more friendly hack after noticing the URL of the
inbox: unread first. After expanding the unread section, you'll notice in the location bar there's a
#section_query. With the exception of that one part, it's practically the same as a search result URL.
So, the solution is to first input the search terms and search. Then, in the address bar, replace
This will provide you with a search page with the same amount of pages as specified in your settings, without the hassle of creating a filter.
It changes the number of search results to whatever is under your settings's Maximum page size.
This seems like a poor-mans hack -
do a search as normal to get an initial list of messages you want to 'review'. select the search dropdown at the end of the search field and click 'Create filter with this search >>'
Select checkbox 'Apply the label' and pick a new label for it (such as 'review' or named after something in your search query). If this is a new label, select 'Create'
Select checkbox 'Also apply filter to NNN matching conversations'
Click 'Create filter'. You should see a message 'Your filter was created'
Now on the leftside bar look for your new label (you may have to open the 'More' link to see all the labels available)
click on the label you chose above.
Now you get as many lines as your gmail 'Maximum page size' settings allow (100 in my case).
WARNING: this filter is still in place, so incoming messages that match will be tagged with this new label ('review' in my example above). You can leave it in place or delete it once you are done reviewing various searched for items.
Search for the messages you want to delete by title. When they come up, at the top of the results box will appear this message:
All 20 conversations on this page are selected.
Right next to that appears: "Select all conversations that match this search". Click that and it will grab all of them.
Then when you hit "Delete" you will be prompted by a pop-up that says:
This action will affect all conversations in this search. Are you sure you want to continue?
Hit OK and they will all be gone.
You might have found this already, but immediately after clicking on settings up in the right hand corner of the page, you will see on the second option, Maximum page size, which you can change to 25, 50, or 100.
HOWEVER, this does not apply when you Searches or Filter you email. It defaults to 20 messages again. It's an elementary fix which I hope they fix soon.
Unfortunately, if you search the GMail forum, you will see that requests for this feature have been made countless times since GMail launched, as have requests to be able to sort by name and to search using wildcards.