Arne Brachhold

Hiding the ad column in Gmail’s new split pane mode (Firefox / Chrome)

Filed under: Other Stuff,Tools — arne on August 8, 2011

I really like the new split pane layout of Gmail. Unfortunately the right most column takes too much space which could be better used for showing the mail content. Luckily this can be easily done in Firefox and Chrome with the AdBlock Plus extension installed.

  • Install AdBlock Plus if you haven’t done so yet.
  • Open the AdBlock Plus options and add the following rule:mail.google.com##TD.Bu:last-child

:( Before the change:
Gmail new split panes with advertising column

:) And after:
Gmail new split panes without the advertising column

It works with the current version of Gmail, but might break if they change the CSS classes (which look pretty random)…