The new Gmail loading progress bar!

One of the first things I do every morning is check my Gmail and today, I noticed something different–the Gmail loading progress bar. This is something I have never seen before and I quickly took a screenshot. Here it is:

Gmail loading progress bar

Googled this but could not find anything related. Btw, I love the link, ‘Load basic HTML’ at the bottom right of the screen–it helps you quickly switch to HTML version when loading takes too long on slow connections.

The folks at Google are always innovating to provide a better user experience. Thank you Google.

Update: Strangely, this new loading progress bar is displayed only in Firefox, it does not appear in IE. IE still shows the text ‘Loading…’.

5 thoughts on “The new Gmail loading progress bar!

  1. Dan

    The blue bar shows up in IE 7 for me. Maybe it depends on what version of IE you have.

  2. Srini


    It does show in IE also, as I also noticed this toolbar on my PC which runs IE.


  3. Ravi Varma Polakonda Post author

    I guess it has to do with the version of IE. Just checked again, does not work with IE 6. Strange!

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