I use Gmail regularly constantly and I’ve been bothered by it’s handling of my signature during replies. It puts your signature below the message you’re replying to, even if your setting is to compose the reply above. Well, whaddayaknow, there is a setting for this! I’d looked for it before but just found it now under Settings -> Labs: Signature Tweaks. Labs is Googles “testing ground for experimental features”. Hopefully it passes the test and becomes a regular feature!
Once you enable the features in Labs, they may appear in your Settings tab, just to keep things interesting.
I also enabled the “Take a Break” feature that turns your email and chat off for 15 minutes and reminds you to go take a walk or something. I didn’t like this one so much. It disables the whole gmail screen, so you can’t access things you might want if you’re still working but just trying to avoid incoming messages. I’d like that feature since my mail is both taskmaster and a reference library of sorts. Not to worry though, close the tab, reopen, and you’re in business.
While I’m at it, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the Better Gmail Firefox extension which I also find handy. If you have any Gmail tips, feel free to share in the comments.