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    The problem is the same one described on this thread on Google's help forums, requesting that Google recognize the Touchpad as a tablet device for the purposes of Gmail (the thread was started by some Redditors I believe).

    Can we get the iPad-optimized Gmail interface on the HP Touchpad? - Gmail Help

    In my research the only solution I have found is in the following thread, which advocates editing your WebOS user-agent string. This method has it's own problems, specifically that ALL sites will load their mobile versions, when that's not necessarily desired.

    http://forums.precentral.net/webos-p...perfectly.html

    I've also tried getting the URL to the tablet version, which you can discover by editing your Chrome user-agent string to be an iPad and then noting the URL that Gmail takes you to. However, when loading this URL directly on a Touchpad, Google shows a 404 error.

    I think the ideal solutions, pending any intervention from Google (which I don't have my hopes up for) are:

    1) A "patch" that selectively changes the user-agent string to be like an iPad *only* on the mail.google.com domain.

    2) An "app" that is just a copy of the main browser but just loads Gmail and uses the iPad user-agent string.

    Does anyone know how to do this?
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    I would like this as well, though not entirely sure why, the native app is more than good enough for my purposes. Guess I just miss the conversation view.
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    The native app is unusable for me for these reasons:

    1) I can't deal with non-threaded email
    2) I need an archive button
    3) I need labels
    4) I need to be able to "send as" all the outgoing accounts that are installed in my gmail settings
    5) I need priority inbox
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    I've been using the html version which is acceptable, but a tablet version would be real nice.
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    +1
    but this also applies to other tablet optimised google sites, such as google maps, google+.... It would be nice to have a plugin for the browser where you could add domains to a list which then use a tablet optimised user agent.
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    https://mail.google.com/mail/mu/mp/131/?mui=ca

    URL for iPad display. Unfortunately it doesn't scroll. So a simple app that changes the user agent won't work.
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    html view of gmail works great for me... I just add the bookmark to the launcher and the dock in place of the native email app
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinistersai4d View Post
    html view of gmail works great for me... I just add the bookmark to the launcher and the dock in place of the native email app
    It still lacks many features.
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    ^Well obviously, compared to an optimized app, yet it still has many more features than the native email app.
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    I got it to work with Cube1701's link here
    https://mail.google.com/mail/mu/mp/131/?mui=ca

    I also found out how to scroll with this. You know how when you select text, and go near an edge, a page will scroll as you continue selecting text? I think that's how it works here: start from just inside one of the big blue horizontal bars (the top one has the compose and archive buttons, and the bottom one works too) and drag into the blue bar and hold. Hopefully that makes sense, but it's pretty obvious once you get it.

    So far I don't think HTML5 offline storage works; can anyone confirm/get it to work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by azitek View Post
    I got it to work with Cube1701's link here
    https://mail.google.com/mail/mu/mp/131/?mui=ca

    I also found out how to scroll with this. You know how when you select text, and go near an edge, a page will scroll as you continue selecting text? I think that's how it works here: start from just inside one of the big blue horizontal bars (the top one has the compose and archive buttons, and the bottom one works too) and drag into the blue bar and hold. Hopefully that makes sense, but it's pretty obvious once you get it.

    So far I don't think HTML5 offline storage works; can anyone confirm/get it to work?
    You are a star!
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    I hate even asking this question (i.e. NOOB!) but how do you compose a new message in this optimized view? I actually like this view better than the native WebOS app.
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    Never mind. Rotating the display revealed the compose button.
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    Anyone else having a hard time getting a bookmark of this page to show up in the launcher?
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    God, I am dumb. Never mind again.
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    Google Music Beta crosses the aisle, launches for iOS via web app (hands-on) -- Engadget

    Is there anyway to get google music working now? Haha
    The URLs are the same between my iPod touch and desktop version so I don't know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by azitek View Post
    I got it to work with Cube1701's link here
    https://mail.google.com/mail/mu/mp/131/?mui=ca

    I also found out how to scroll with this. You know how when you select text, and go near an edge, a page will scroll as you continue selecting text? I think that's how it works here: start from just inside one of the big blue horizontal bars (the top one has the compose and archive buttons, and the bottom one works too) and drag into the blue bar and hold. Hopefully that makes sense, but it's pretty obvious once you get it.

    So far I don't think HTML5 offline storage works; can anyone confirm/get it to work?
    is there any way to view and manage contacts in a window like this?
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    Thanks all for the help on this. Something is way better than nothing!

    Google, if you're watching... This still isn't a good solution, because:

    - Scrolling is messed up
    - If an HTML email is wider than the right half of the screen, it's impossible to scroll left/right to see all of it
    - The compose window is glitchy
    - This interface is only usable in landscape view
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    Quote Originally Posted by azitek View Post
    I got it to work with Cube1701's link here
    https://mail.google.com/mail/mu/mp/131/?mui=ca

    I also found out how to scroll with this. You know how when you select text, and go near an edge, a page will scroll as you continue selecting text? I think that's how it works here: start from just inside one of the big blue horizontal bars (the top one has the compose and archive buttons, and the bottom one works too) and drag into the blue bar and hold. Hopefully that makes sense, but it's pretty obvious once you get it.

    So far I don't think HTML5 offline storage works; can anyone confirm/get it to work?
    How did you retrieve the full URL? This must be attempted for the iPad web app for Google Music. If you let me know I'll give it a try I've got an iPad at work sitting right in front of me. The community must stand behind web apps and come up with a solution / patch to allow what the OP has stated. At this point even if native developer support dwindles the emergence of Webapps should keep the TouchPad usable. Creating a work around for this should be appealing to many; not sure why it isn't talked about more.

    Theoretically this should be possible using a method similar to the link below...

    Use Gmail for iPad in Google Chrome

    hmmmm any thoughts or suggestions?!

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