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Force gmail app to always open in the Inbox?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by dremelts, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. dremelts

    dremelts Lurker
    Thread Starter

    When I start the gmail app I would like it to ALWAYS go to the Inbox. Instead it starts with some old message displayed and I have to tap menu - Back to Inbox so I can see new messages. And it's not like it's opening the last message that I was reading either - it's some old message that's not even in the Inbox.

    Is there any way to force it to ALWAYS go to the Inbox when I start the app?

    Moto Droid 2.01

  2. craighwk

    craighwk Android Enthusiast

    Yah I really hate this. It doesn't open an old message for me, but whatever came in most recent. It really needs to open to your inbox by default or give you an option to open the newest message.

    I thought people said this was "fixed" in 2.01 but obviously not.
  3. StandardsDT

    StandardsDT Lurker

    Does anyone have an answer for this? I've been wondering the same thing as well.
  4. StandardsDT

    StandardsDT Lurker

    I finally got in touch with one of my friends who owns an Android device (Droid) and they told me that it isn't possible.

    Would have been nice if some one just answered this question you guys originally presented about a month ago. Well now this has been solved, hope this helped the both of you.
  5. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    Maybe you're the first one to read the thread who actually had an answer. I don't think it has anything to do with others (not) being nice.

    I usually only open my mail in response to an email notification, which always brings me to my Inbox, so I'm not familiar with the problem you're experiencing. But, have any of you tried creating a shortcut to your Inbox on your Home screen? Does it reliably do what you want?
  6. mejobloggs

    mejobloggs Lurker

    My old phone used to go to the inbox when I press gmail from the launcher

    My new phone goes to the last opened message. Really irritating. I want to always go to the Inbox :(
  7. my2sense

    my2sense Newbie

    Mine always goes to the inbox whenever I open up gmail. However, I always close my gmail app after I'm done with it by pressing the back button.

    From what you're describing it almost sounds like you're reading an email and then click on home to exit gmail instead of the back button. If that's the case then it makes sense to me that gmail would open at your last read email rather than the inbox. I would think that would be by design since that's the behaviour of reopening "exiting/suspending" apps, e.g., open at the last screen.
  8. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    From what I can tell the gmail app opens to the last place you were.
    So if you were in your trash folder and you hit the home button, the next time you go into the app you will be in the trash folder.
    I always back out of the gmail app instead of hitting home and it always starts in my inbox.

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