How to Enable Labs in A Few Clicks

Enabling Labs: While talking about the Gmail Labs, which allows you to try out experimental new features in Gmail. If you're going to brave the Labs world, it's important to keep the following things in mind about these features:
  • They may break at any time.
  • Similarly, they may disappear temporarily or permanently.
  • They may work so well that they graduate and become regular features.
So, with that in mind, If you encounter any problems while you have a Labs feature enabled, here are some things you can do:
  • Go to http://mail.google.com/mail/?labs=0 to temporarily disable Labs and get your account back to normal.
  • If you'd like to help pinpoint the problem, you can disable each feature until the problem goes away; then, report what happened.
  • Give us feedback by using the 'Send feedback' link next to the Lab in question on theLabs tab of the Gmail Settings, or by visiting this page. You can report bugs, tell us what you like and dislike about the feature, and share special ways in which you're using it.
  • When enabled, gadget labs such as "Google Docs Gadget" can be accessed by clicking the gadget icon in the bottom left corner of your Gmail page, underneath your chat roster.
If you have multiple gadgets you can rearrange them by dragging and dropping them.

Active Labs Quick
Want to get started with Labs? You can do this in a few quick clicks.
  1. Click the gear icon in the upper right, then select Settings.
  2. Select the 'Labs' tab and identify the labs you want to enable. Click the 'Enable' radio button to turn on a lab and click 'Save Changes' at the bottom of the page. Your page may refresh but after the refresh, the lab you just turned on will be available in Gmail.
  3. Don't see the 'Labs' tab in your Settings? It could be because Gmail labs aren't yet compatible with all of our supported browsers. Labs are available only in Internet Explorer 7.0+, Firefox 2.0+, Safari 3.0+, and Google Chrome. You won't see a 'Labs' tab in your Settings if you're not using the newer version of Gmail on the browsers listed above. So keep in mind, if you're using Internet Explorer 6.0, you will not have Gmail Labs.

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