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how to CREATE a GMAIL DESKTOP ICON

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how to CREATE a GMAIL DESKTOP ICON flurotwirler 5/20/09 12:14 AM

lots of people asking how..no one answering..the ANSWER is simple.

1  go to your google home page
2  rest the curser on the gmail link at the top of the page without
highlighting it
3 right click and choose 'create shortcut ' from menu....it will tell
you its going place it on the desktop
cheers
david e


2012-01-25

1 GO TO YOUR GMAIL INBOX

2 HIGHLIGHT AND  RIGHT CLICK COPY THE URL ADDRESS AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE.

3 GET OUT OF THERE AND GO YO YOUR DESKTOP.

4  RIGHT CLICK ON ANY BLANK SPACE ON YOUR DESKTOP  AND CLICK ON “NEW” IN THE DROPDOWN MENU.

5  PICK “ SHORTCUT” AND PASTE THE URL ADDRESS.

6 CLICK”NEXT “ AND IT WILL ASK YOU TO TYPE IN A NAME …TYPE IN

 “ MY GMAIL”  OR JUST ‘ GMAIL” THEN CLICK FINISH AND IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY PUT IT ON YOUR DESKTOP WITH A CUTE LITTLE ENVELOPE LOGO.

7 WHEN YOU FIRST  USE THE ICON IT WILL ASK FOR YOUR PASSWORD BUT THEN IT  WILL ONLY ASK EVERY ONCE AND A WHILE TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT BEING HACKED.

Re: how to CREATE a GMAIL DESKTOP ICON chbrobeck 8/2/09 1:07 PM
#1:  I tried this, and "create shortcut" is not part of my options.  #2:  What I want is a little Gmail red envelop, the actual icon, and what I get is another copy of by browser's icon.  Yahoo gives me an icon, why not Gmail?
Re: how to CREATE a GMAIL DESKTOP ICON flurotwirler 8/2/09 8:51 PM
Ive found an even safer way..you know how you can add "gagets " to your google and igoogle home page..first you add or make sure you have your gmail on that page..then you right clck on the word "gmaill" in blue in the light green bar at the top of that little gmail section and select "copy shortcut"..and you paste that to your desk top..sometimes it is a red envelope straight away on your desktop..other times it turns red once you have used it..but it definitly works ,,,i just did it.
Re: how to CREATE a GMAIL DESKTOP ICON DJacobson 8/2/09 9:17 PM
If you're using Firefox, I would suggest you install the Prism add-on - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6665. Prism allows you to take your favorite Internet applications--like Gmail, Google Calendar, etc.--and turn them into standalone applications.

If you choose to use prism and to set Gmail to run as its own application, go here - http://iconexpo.com/2008/12/free-gmail-icons/ - to download the proper Gmail icon.
Re: how to CREATE a GMAIL DESKTOP ICON janardhan43143 1/28/10 1:46 AM
yes
Re: how to CREATE a GMAIL DESKTOP ICON janardhan43143 1/28/10 1:46 AM
i want gmail to desk top icon
 
Re: how to CREATE a GMAIL DESKTOP ICON brooksww 1/31/10 7:52 PM
When I right click Gmail, I don't get the "create shortcut" option. How do I add gadgets?
Re: how to CREATE a GMAIL DESKTOP ICON txpackfan 2/26/10 9:26 PM
f you're still looking for your "Red Envelope", try this method...

1) In Gmail, go to Settings (upper right hand corner of page)
2) Click on Offline
3) In Other Options, click on hypertext portion of  create a desktop icon
4) Follow simple instructions and get Red Envelope (you can place one on desktop, start menu, and/or quick launch bar)

Good luck.
Re: how to CREATE a GMAIL DESKTOP ICON hedrick1 3/29/10 4:52 PM
please tell me how to get the top of computer, to have file edit favorites etc, it is missing since naking google my home page-HELP
Re: how to CREATE a GMAIL DESKTOP ICON Lavenderra 4/13/10 3:51 PM
the reply from flurowirler was more or less correct, except for the following:  on my igoogle home page, I have gmail installed as a widget so I can see new email without opening gmail entirely.  I also right clicked on 'gmail' at the top of the widget, clicked on 'copy link', and then click 'paste' when I had my cursor positioned on my dock, in an open space.  I did not get a red envelope (the gmail icon), instead I got an "@" icon on my dock.  When clicked, it opens directly to my gmail.  Hey, its not the gmail icon, but it works.
Re: how to CREATE a GMAIL DESKTOP ICON joebailey 7/19/10 6:48 AM
txpackfan's sorta worked for me. Clicking on "Create desktop shortcut" did nothing for me when I clicked it. However, I could do a right click and "save as short cut" on the link to get a red envelope on my desktop. I then had to edit the link to go to gmail; http://mail.google.com/mail/?hl=en&tab=wm
 
All done, 
Thx txpackfan!  
Re: how to CREATE a GMAIL DESKTOP ICON shuggi 10/30/10 1:26 PM
Got all the way to the OFFLINE page, clicked on create a desktop icon
nothing happened

3 times no luck!
Re: how to CREATE a GMAIL DESKTOP ICON shuggi 10/30/10 1:35 PM
I wish I understood joebailey above. 
Anyway, repeat OFFLINE page wont open icon.
Right clicking does not create "save asshort cut"

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Re: how to CREATE a GMAIL DESKTOP ICON shutterbug9 12/14/10 9:49 PM
Regarding the G-Mail icon on your Desktop (see top notes). Answer was correct, BUT if you want the really neat icon to show (for Google). Do that right-click on your g-mail icon inside your actual
g-mail e-mail (as the writer explains up there) and click on the "make a shortcut" to Desktop. Then go to the rather teeny little thing on a page or whatever on the Desktop plus a short-cut sign on it with nonsense name underneath. Right click on that now, go to Properties, Change Icon, and go to wherever you have your downloaded Google "toys" and click on any one of their icons--it doesn't matter what program it's next to...an icon is an icon! I like the swirl so I got that. Click OK and close the little box. Then rename the nonsense name to "G-Mail" or whatever you want and put wherever you want on your Desktop. I put mine in the Toolbar so I can always see it. Ta-dah! Hope it works as slick for you as it just did for me. :o)
Re: how to CREATE a GMAIL DESKTOP ICON lem 1/20/11 7:37 AM
If you want the nice red gmail envelope icon, you can download it here http://pinkeyegraphics.co.uk/blog/media/blogs/blog/gmail1.ico
Then go into the properties of the shortcut and click on change icon and locate the above file. Worked for me like a charm!
Re: how to CREATE a GMAIL DESKTOP ICON gmaJanice 2/2/11 6:38 PM
THE QUICKEST AND SIMPLEST WAY TO GET YOUR GMAIL ACCOUNT AS A SHORTCUT ON YOUR DESKTOP:  From your account page, click on FAVORITES and add it to favorites!  Then open favorites again and DRAG it onto your desktop!  VOILA!