Enable Gmail Themes in Google Apps

by Michael on August 21, 2009 · 1 comment

Have you gotten bored of the plain vanilla Gmail interface? If so, you’re in luck… Google rolled out some new themes awhile back. To access them, simply click on “Settings” in the top right corner and look for the “Themes” tab on the right. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, check out the following picture.

Google Apps Themes Link

Don’t see it? If you’re using Google Apps for your domain, then it’s possible that it hasn’t been enabled yet. Fortunately, this is easy to fix. Simply click on “Manage this domain” from the top right of your admin account, and then click on the “Domain Settings” tab (you might have to re-login first). From there, scroll down, click the checkbox next to “Enable pre-release features” and save your settings.

It might take a bit for the “Themes” link to show up, but it should magically appear in your account shortly after doing this. Once you’ve gained access to the list of themes, I highly recommend the “Tree” theme, which auto-updates to reflect the local weather. Very cool. I only wish that it could auto-detect your location based on your IP address.

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Oscar September 16, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Many, many thanks! You solved my problem. More power to you.


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