GMail toggle searchbar area

By Gurjeet Singh Last update Aug 10, 2011 — Installed 21,321 times.

Script Summary: Use this GreaseMonkey script to reclaim the hefty area that the GMail's searchbar and Logo area take up.

This script hides that whole searchbar area by default, and provides a 'Toggle Search' link in the header to show/hide the searchbar area.

This script works for plain GMail as well as Google Apps hosted corporate Gmail too.

Another nice feature is that, that when showing the search-box, the focus is automatically given to the search box, so you can simply start typing your search query.

A video of the script in action:

This script has been adapted from the fine script at ; but it has gone through 5 revisions and quite extensive research to improve the functioning.