Fixing the Gmail Tasks window bug

Hey Gmail users! If you’re using Tasks, there’s a slightly annoying bug in Gmail right now — you may see the “Use this link to open Tasks” tip window appear every time you access the inbox page.

Several other people have reported it, and apparently the Google guys are ‘working to resolve it’ at the moment. In the meantime, though, here’s a way to work around the issue without losing Tasks (you will, unfortunately, lose the offline-gmail functionality, though). Simply disable Offline Gmail (Settings -> Offline -> “Disable Offline Gmail for this computer”), and the bug no longer manifests itself.

You can allow Gmail to keep the stored mail on your computer if you like, which will be handy for when the bug is fixed and Offline can be re-enabled — hopefully sooner rather than later.

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  1. TheModality
    Posted February 14, 2009 at 14:32 | Permalink

    I have the same problem, but Offline Gmail is already disabled.

  2. Posted February 22, 2009 at 09:47 | Permalink

    Firefox users can use this Greasemonkey script I wrote up to kill the popup automatically (and so offline mode can stay enabled):