I'm having trouble with the Gmail yellow notification area disappearing too quickly in Google Chrome. For reference, I am talking about the notification that appears at the top of Gmail after archiving or deleting a message from a web browser.

I tried it on IE9 and it works fine. I have also cleared the cache and cookies on Chrome and the issue persists. Has anybody run into this on Chrome and know of a solution?

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    Chrome is executing the JavaScript code GMail is sending to it, I cannot see why it should execute it "faster" than IE. Sounds more an issue with the GMail itself. – TFM Nov 18 '12 at 21:49
  • In IE, the notification does not disappear at all. It's not a matter of it executing faster, the notification disappears in Chrome. – stephf0716 Nov 18 '12 at 22:39
  • What happens when you change (increase) Gmail's timeout? Go to "settings" (it's in the menu under the six-lobed gear icon, upper right side of Gmail's web client. Choose "settings" and on the first tab, called "General", the 6th item is the one you want: It's called "Undo timeout". It defaults to 10 seconds, but could be 5, 20 or 30 seconds. – Charles Lindsay Nov 19 '12 at 8:01
  • I don't have "Undo timeout" but I had "Undo send" because of a Gmail Lab. I set it to the max (30s) and I also tried disabling it altogether. Same problem still... – stephf0716 Nov 19 '12 at 10:19

A Chrome extension was the cause of this. The specific extension was called Any.DO. Disabling the extension restored the Gmail undo yellow notification.

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