Gmail’s User Bar Has a New Link

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Hey, look what Google put in the user bar of Gmail (that part with the menu, help, settings, etc.):

It’s an easily-accessible bug report link. Yep, it links to the Gmail Support contact page, with direct=1. That means you get just a simple form for reporting a bug: address, subject, bug summary. No frills, no clutter; just a page to report a bug. This page has existed in the Help Center for some time, but it’s only linked to for a very few issues. Now they’ve put it in the toolbar. I wonder how long it will stay?


I am an avid technology and software user, in addition to being reasonably well-versed in CSS, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, Python, and (though it still scares me) Perl. Aside from my technological tendencies, I am also a theatre technician, sound designer, violinist, singer, and actor.

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