Quick Compose for Gmail – Firefox Extension

The Quick Compose for Gmail is a small Firefox extension for Gmail and G Suite users. As the name suggests, it enables users to quickly compose an email with Gmail. You can install it from this link.

How To Use?

First of all, install it from the above link. It is based on WebExtension APIs, so works only with the latest Firefox and Firefox ESR versions on Windows, macOS and Linux. Once you have installed it, you would notice its icon on the toolbar as shown in the following screenshot:

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You can click on this toolbar icon to instantly launch the Gmail compose panel in a new tab. Moreover, you can also use the default keyboard shortcut Alt + C for the same task. If Alt + C command is not working for you or you want to change it to a different keys combination, follow this guide.

Set Options

This extension allows you to set default recipients, cc & bcc addresses, subject and email body fields. The Gmail compose panel launched by this extension would have these data pre-filled automatically. This feature saves a lot of time, and makes you a power user.

Follow these steps to set extension’s options by providing your preferred recipients, cc & bcc addresses, subject and email body fields:

  • Open Firefox extension manager using keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + A, or by entering about:addons in the address bar of Firefox.
  • Now, locate the Quick Compose for Gmail extension. Click on the three dots as shown in following screenshot. Select Options in the appeared menu.
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  • This should open extension’s options page. Here you can provide your preferred data. Save the settings to apply these changes.
  • quick-compose-gmail-extension-options

More Features

  • You can select text on any web page, right click on it and then select option “Compose Email” in the context menu. This would launch the Gmail’s compose panel with the selected text as email body.
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  • Google allows users to login up to five accounts simultaneously. So use you can use multiple Gmail and G Suite (Google Apps for Work) accounts simultaneously in Firefox, and can specify the account to compose emails using this extension. By default, it uses the primary account (first logged-in account), but you can change this from the extension’s options page.

If you like the Quick Compose for Gmail extension for Firefox, please support it by rating 5-stars on Mozilla’s add-on store. Please share your feedback by leaving a comment below or email us at browsernative.apps@gmail.com.

For user of Google Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers, we have a similar extension available here.


Posted by Arpit Gupta

Arpit maintains several browser-based tools including many popular extensions. Follow him on Twitter, or email at editor@browsernative.com.

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