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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Compact makes it ok
by siki_miki on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 05:52 UTC
siki_miki
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2006-01-17

I did not find this option immediately, in fact the default "uncompact" appearance is tuned for mobile displays, but certainly wasting space for PC users.
Icons,markers I don't mind, and adverts were displayed on the old one as well (didn't know it can be turned off though - but will leave them on, since it's a free service).

All together, it's same old story again and certainly continues to hold the spot of bes web mail (a really well written javascript app). It's made for superusers (by superusers). They *still* did not dumb it down for the average Joe.

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