I find it frustrating that Gmail uses an ajax or other system to put a yellow box in the bottom right of an email thread to tell you that you got a new email, but it doesn't just go put the actual email there for you to read it.

I'm hoping there's at least a keyboard shortcut that I can use to tell it to load it (same as if I clicked the "show" link in the yellow box).

I think it's probably possible to write a tampermonkey script to do this, but I don't know how to do that yet.

Maybe an extension exists?

1 Answer 1


The shortcut would be to use: Shift + N

Update current conversation - Updates your current conversation when there are new messages.

It's not one of the defaults, you'll have to make sure you have "Keyboard shortcuts on" setting.

  • Tested and working. I would love it if this could be done automatically instead of manually, but at least this shortcut allows me to stay on the keyboard.
    – Steven Lu
    Mar 23, 2016 at 16:41

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.