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Turn off “Unread message icon” in Gmail to be more productive

Unread messages

Gmail has an awesome, but deadly “Labs” feature (under Settings) available to turn on the favicon for showing the new message count on your email. I’ve used this for years but recently decided to turn it off and haven’t looked back to try and triage the amount of time I spend in email, and instead focus on batching emails at selective times throughout the day. I highly suggest if you turned it on and find yourself too distracted by the hundreds of emails that pour into your inbox, turn it off. The email can wait until you have a time-boxed time to knock it out.