Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 17:48 UTC
Google "Reports are coming in from around the Internet that the Gmail redesign, which we were previously able to stave off with 'revert to the old look temporarily', is now forcing itself upon us. I too have succumbed to the new design, and have been forced to find ways to cope. Here's what I did to make it semi-bearable." The Gmail redesign has been the biggest whine-a-thon in the history of the web ('cope'? Bearable'?). For what it's worth, the Gmail redesign has been a godsend for me - the new Gmail is beautiful, understated, and elegant. I love it. I guess the old adage still goes: the satisfied people don't take to the web.
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Well, it's still usable
by dorin.lazar on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 18:49 UTC
dorin.lazar
Member since:
2006-12-15

I cried a lot about the new design of GMail - and indeed, I used pretty much the same solution to make the gmail bearable. And now I got used to it, and it works again, I don't mind it anymore.

The new design feels ugly as it comes out of the box. I like my mail in a certain way, the old gmail didn't satisfy it but it was close enough, and I think I'm equally dissatisfied right now with the new one as with the old one. So yes, no more crying over spoiled milk - I just roll with it. Heck, it's free, and it's usable. I have nothing to complain about, or have I?

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RE: Well, it's still usable
by mkools on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 21:33 in reply to "Well, it's still usable"
mkools Member since:
2005-10-11

Same here. I got used to the new look. They should make compact mode the default though which is much better. I temporary reverted to the old look some time ago and I didn't like it anymore. It sucks though that they force people to use the new look. It should be optional.

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RE[2]: Well, it's still usable
by snfgd on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 06:30 in reply to "RE: Well, it's still usable"
snfgd Member since:
2012-04-23

They should make compact mode the default though which is much better.


Not for touch it isn't.

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dorin.lazar Member since:
2006-12-15

Probably it will be easier to maintain future versions of GMail in only one UI Mode. So I guess it's ok - the current compact mode is pretty close to what I need.

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