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Bill Holmes

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Mar 15, 2013, 9:00:32 PM3/15/13
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I would like to say that as an older person I don't like the new "compose experience" the box is way too small for me.  It makes Gmail sadly almost unusable for people like me. 
 
I know I can temporarily revert back but I need a permanent solution.
 
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Bill Holmes

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Mar 16, 2013, 11:01:13 AM3/16/13
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Yes well since I started this thread I realize that Google is probably trying to optimize GMail for mobile devices (duh)  but I use Gmail on my desktop and laptop.    I detest having to mouse over blank areas just to see the available tools.   I understand that I am in a small minority- the majority of the world is probably using mobile devices to access GMail.
 
The problem is for me is that these changes really slow me down.   And for some reason this compose experience keeps reverting to italic.  Why?  Maybe I am hitting some new keyboard shortcut that I don't know about.
 
 I am sorry I love GMail but this may drive me to another mail service.  This new compose experience doesn't work for me.

 

Bill


On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 5:28 AM, tachyglossus <phili...@gmail.com> wrote:
I have been using the Gmail labs version; and so i have hardly even been aware of this new "compose experience". It appears that because I was using the Gmail Labs version, I was not invited to use the new format.  My wife (who has not been using the Gmail Labs version) responded to an invitation to the new "compose experience" and likes using it. But I have not bothered.

I wonder if it is still open to people like you to go to the Gmail Labs version and thus stay with the old "compose experience" indefinitely.

But with Google's iterative process in updating all its products, I think that a "permanent solution" may no longer be possible.

See below Eric Schmidt's account of the change model followed by Google, Apple and suchlike.

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Zack (Doc)

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Mar 16, 2013, 11:28:00 AM3/16/13
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Which lab?  I'm not aware of a lab that supercedes the compose window design.



On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 8:28 AM, tachyglossus <phili...@gmail.com> wrote:
I have been using the Gmail labs version; and so i have hardly even been aware of this new "compose experience". It appears that because I was using the Gmail Labs version, I was not invited to use the new format.  My wife (who has not been using the Gmail Labs version) responded to an invitation to the new "compose experience" and likes using it. But I have not bothered.

I wonder if it is still open to people like you to go to the Gmail Labs version and thus stay with the old "compose experience" indefinitely.

But with Google's iterative process in updating all its products, I think that a "permanent solution" may no longer be possible.

See below Eric Schmidt's account of the change model followed by Google, Apple and suchlike.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ckrzUsL2bUvSNe2rb4Y8A0of3wL2NtdrVcdjBVi08j8/edit


On Saturday, March 16, 2013 12:00:32 PM UTC+11, Bill Holmes wrote:

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Philip M Bell

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Mar 16, 2013, 7:28:42 PM3/16/13
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I am referring to the Labs version of Gmail which you can access via Gmail settings.  I was using this BEFORE the new "compose experience" was launched.  For reasons I cannot explain, this has meant that I have not been affected by the new compose experience.

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