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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The list of gtalk contact now overlaps the list of labels, and it moves up and down depending on where you have the pointer. This annoys me a lot. The old design where the gtalk contact where put firmly under the list of labels was a lot better.

Otherwise I think the new design is ok. After you tweak it a little, that is.

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Just press on 'Less' - and keep it 'compacted' It won't jump like crazy over your contacts.

I like to have the labels hidden unless they contain some items unread - and I selected for all the labels 'show if unread'. It works quite fine for me like that.

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