I'm using the Lab feature preview-pane in Gmail.

How can I quickly get an email URL considering the URL bar does't change as I browse?

My best solution currently is to use Show Original Message, and use that URL, but while fast, the message is a bit verbose.

  • I suspect that any email url will be slow, other than the text-based 'original message' urls. The best solution would be if google had a less verbose equivalent to this.
    – Chris2048
    Oct 20, 2013 at 13:54
  • If you shift-click on the message link it'll open in a pop-up window. That's the quickest way to get a direct URL that I am aware of.
    – ale
    Oct 22, 2013 at 21:20

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Quickly is overstating it but if you press the Print button and remove everything after the first ? to the last = and add #inbox/ in between you have yourself a link that actually works.

For example https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?#inbox/111x11x5b93c0905.

Sounds a bit complicated but takes about 10 seconds to do.

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