Hi!! I have found a UI bug in Gmail. If you take a look at your gmail inbox, note the placement of the “Delete” button. Its the 3rd button.

Now, take a look at the “Delete” button at the Spam tab. Its the 1st button. Lots of times, I have clicked on “Not Spam” button and (doh!!) went on a hunting spree at inbox to perform the S&D operation 😉 S&D = Search and Destroy heheh!…

It would be better if the “Delete Forever” button is placed after the “Not Spam” button.

14 Responses to “User Interface Bug in Gmail ;-)”

  1. logic Says:

    Hey good to see you back…and btw where have you been posted?

  2. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    :-) no idea da…

  3. Bosky Says:

    actaully when they first launched for a couple of months, gmail dint even have a delete button ! just to emphaise the fact that you never have to delete mail with the ultra big mail size .

    so much so that firefox users made extensions and greasemonkey scripts just to do the job.

    so give them some time. if they were late in intro’ing a delete button ,theyre probably take some more time to place it right ! 8 )

    Keep Clicking,

  4. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    sure da :)

    Many people would have committed the mistake i have made da.. i.e. checking off spams

  5. Sagaro Says:

    Caritor huh? congrats da. BTW there is a bloggers meet on 24th at 3:00 pm at Ascendas. Be there da. And if possible let Moyeen and rest of ur blogging friends know. And even if you cant find time in your busy schedule please do post about it 😉

  6. Ramesh RV Says:

    Well, Google idea is to make you archive and not delete mails. So, if you watch closely, Archive and Delete All appears at same location. So, archive your mails and delete your spam. This might be the idea of google

  7. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    Yes da 😀 will surely make it

    May be.. but the button placement is a hindrance da. Clicking on “Not Spam” is even more dangerous 😉

  8. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    @ramesh, bosky:
    A keyboard shortcut for deleting selected mails should solve the problem.

  9. logic Says:

    hmm…. y didn’t u undo?

  10. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    missed it sometimes :-)

  11. Vasudevan Deepak Kumar Says:


    Yes. When you ’empty trash’, you get a message “Who needs to empty trash when you have more than 2000 MB of storage’.!

  12. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    he he… yes

  13. someone in need of help Says:

    hello guys,
    can someone help me with something – if by mistake u choose click ‘delete forever’ instead of ‘move to inbox’ from the trash, can that be undone??? I mean can I somehow get to my important email that I have deleted 24 hours before? (Any posibility – even to write to Gmail team and they to do it for me)
    Thanks a lot.

  14. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    I think they show an undo button at the top of the page immediately after you delete an email. Try clicking on “All mail” and then search.