Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by juliep6, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. juliep6 macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2011
    I am brand new to the Macbook Pro, love it so far. I decided I like my Gmail more than the Mail program on the computer. How do I get a Gmail icon in my docket? I know it can be done, I just don't have a clue how to do it. Help!!
  2. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

    May 29, 2007
    How do you access GMail. Via a web browser, or are you using something like Mailplane? If a web browser, like Safari or Firefox, you can just drag the browser app icon to the Dock. Ditto for an email app like Mailplane. From a browser you can also drag a URL to the dock. Is that what you were thinking?

    You can use Mail application to access your GMail account(s). I have 2 GMail accounts and I just use Mail to access them both using IMAP.
  3. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2010
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    You can also use google talk (im not sure if there is a mac version, google it).
    Otherwise theres also the gmail notifier App which doesnt go to the dock but in your toolbar at the top.
  4. juliep6 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2011
    I access Gmail through Firefox, which is a pain, I just want the icon on the docket, if that's possible. So how do I do it again? There is so much more I don't know.....any good websites that can help me in general?
  5. rickvanr macrumors 68040


    Apr 10, 2002
    when you're on gmail, in the url, drag the icon towards the trash, a spot should open up.. Right side of the divider is for things like that, documents, folders, etc.. Left side is for apps
  6. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

    May 29, 2007
    You could also drag the Firefox app icon to the Dock and just make GMail the default home page for Firefox, so that when Firefox starts it opens automatically to GMail.
  7. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

    May 29, 2007
    My First Mac
  8. KGWVU macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2010
    What you are looking for is GMail Dock in the app store.
  9. Remmnever macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Yep what he said. There is an app for that.

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