Often when I am reading a set of emails, I wish to delete (or archive) the email I am reading and move to the next email in the list (inbox or search result). However, when I press “archive”, etc., it does the action and moves back to the list.


First turn on keyboard shortcuts in settings.

Now you can use [ and ] to archive and move to the previous/next conversation.

  • Ok... I'll just delete my answer!! How did I miss these shortcuts..! +2 if I could :D
    – Lipis
    Jul 21 '10 at 11:28
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    thanks, do you know how to Delete and move to the previous/next conversation? Jul 21 '10 at 13:03
  • Sorry, I don't know of a way to do that.
    – Blorgbeard
    Jul 21 '10 at 20:34

There is a new 'labs' feature called 'Auto-advance' that looks like it will do what you want.

You can access the labs settings by clicking on the small green icon next to your email address on the top-right of the page.

Hope this helps.

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