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Gmail Loading Screen hack

Here’s a quick userstyle for the Gmail loading screen. You and apply it via Stylish. Edit: And a Chrome/Chromium extension!

It’s takes you from boring…

Gmail Loading Screen (Before)

Gmail Loading Screen (Before)

…to moderately less boring!

Gmail Loading Screen (After)

Gmail Loading Screen (After)

It’s cool how just centering the info and adding a logo spruces things up. Take the hint, Google!

Here’s the code:

@namespace url(;

@-moz-document domain("") {
  #loading {
    position: absolute;
    left: 50%;
    width: 400px;
    margin-left: -200px;
  #loading .cmsg:first-child {
    background-image: url(;
    background-position: left top;
    background-repeat: no-repeat;

    padding-top: 70px;
  #stb {

Ideas to make it cooler? Leave a comment!