Using 2 GMail accounts...

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    I have 2 seperate GMail accounts that I use with my Droid. What I'd like to be able to do is have the ability to access each account seperately using a shortcut from a home screen without having to go into an account and change it from there. Anyone have a way of doing this? Thanks!!!
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    Not that I have seen.

    I have 4 on mine and that would be very useful.
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    Long Press on your homescreen -> Shortcuts -> GMail Label

    Select the account you want, then the inbox. You can do this for both accounts. Only annoying thing is that there's no way to distinguish between the two shortcuts.
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    you can always rename the shortcuts using BetterCut.
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    Too much clutter in my opinion. I have two Gmail accounts as well but I'd rather just do Menu>Accounts. Then again though I'm the kind of guy who arranges his icons on his computer to form diamond patterns instead of just blocking out a hunk of my background which is why I love the movable icons. :)
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    Actually, only having 2 on there (but I may add a third), I'm using Helixlauncher for my Home program so I have the 4 shortcut places on the bottom that move when ever I change home screens. I did the shortcut for one designating on account and put it in a space on that row. The other one is on one of the home screens. Thanks for the tip guys (I may look into Bettercut). Thanks!!!
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    I have 3 Gmail accounts and use Gmail Unread Widget. Love it. Gives me an icon with direct access to the individual accounts, multiple icons to choose from and an unread number (ala iPhone) on the widget. Really handy.
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    The widgets from the stock shortcut doesn't work. They don't maintain their assigned accounts. Guess I'll try something else...
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    Downloaded Gmail Unread Widget. I love it! I have 2 Gmail accounts and 1 Google Apps account. I now have 3 individual color-coded Widgets on my home screen, each with its own unread message count. Very cool.
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    I tried the same thing and it seems to be working. saweet!!
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    Use the gmail app for one and the "email" app for the other.
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