Enable Gmail For Ipad in Google Chrome

Apple recently launch Ipad, an internet tablet device that enable you to browse internet, check mail, view photos and videos. One of the interesting feature in Ipad is the Ipad mail.

When it is in landscape view, there will be two panel, where you have the inbox in your left panel and the email contain at your right panel.

Gmail has also launch the new two panel Gmail view for Ipad (more info here), and it is possible to enable the two panel Gmail view in your Google Chrome even if you do not own an Ipad.


So, the first step is to open a new tab in your Google Chrome, and go to Gmail page (or click here).


Now, click the Control the current page at the top right of the Google Chrome, and select Create application shortcuts…




Then select the shortcuts places and click create.


Now it will pop out a Gmail opened using the shortcut but it is not in Ipad view.


To enable Ipad view, now close the Gmail window, right click on the desktop shortcut and click Properties.



You will need to modify the Target of the Shortcut.

For Window 7 and Window Vista

Modify from:

“C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –app=”https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=mail&passive=true&rm=false&continue=http\x3A\x2F\x2Fmail.google.com\x2Fmail\x2F\x3Fui\x3Dhtml\x26zy\x3Dl&bsv=zpwhtygjntrz&sc


“C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –app=”https://mail.google.com/mail” –user-agent=”Mozilla/5.0(iPad; U; iPhone OS 3_2; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 Mobile/7B314″ –user-data-dir=”%tmp%\gmipad”

For Window XP

Modify from:

“C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –app=”https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=mail&passive=true&rm=false&continue=http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=html&zy=l&bsv=zpwhtygjn


“C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –app=”https://mail.google.com/mail” –user-agent=”Mozilla/5.0(iPad; U; iPhone OS 3_2; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 Mobile/7B314″ –user-data-dir=”%tmp%\gmipad”



(For Window XP user, please be careful when you change the target of the shortcut. The new target might not fit in the target box as Window XP only allow string no longer than 259 character. If you can’t fit in the string, you can try to remove the –user-data-dir=”%tmp%\gmipad” at the end of the string. The –user-data-dir is actually to specific a location to save the cache of the new Gmail. By removing this, you will be using the default cache location that is use in your Google Chrome.)

Please take note that the UserName on your PC might not be same as mine, the UserName is actually the logged in user that is currently logged in.

Now click OK and try to run the shortcut. If everything works nicely, you will see the login page.


Login to your Gmail account and you will have Gmail for Ipad on your PC.


Have fun!

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