The huge white space on the right appears more often than not in Gmail for Google Apps. This does not leave much horizontal width for email contents. Is there a way to prevent this?

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  • FYI: the same applies to Outlook.com albeit the column on the right is thinner. In the case of Outlook, you can get rid of that column by upgrading to a paid account. Perhaps there is something similar with Google?
    – karancan
    Jul 10, 2014 at 21:01
  • That would be acceptable. However, this is already a paid account. Jul 11, 2014 at 12:21
  • Do you see ads on there ?
    – karancan
    Jul 11, 2014 at 14:27
  • No, there are never ads. I do not run any ad blocking, either. Jul 11, 2014 at 21:19

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That space is reserved for ads and for the people widget (if enabled). The only way to “prevent it” or to remove it is by using some Greasemonkey/Userscript or browser extension. (See this one if you are using Chrome.)

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