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Anyone use gmail,and not like tiny compose box?


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#1 guit30

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 06:46 AM

 I had used gmail for years and loved it, still do. However, I hate the new tiny compose, reply box. When it first came out a couple of years ago, I found a way to go back to old full page compose version. This week, my computer updated to explorer 11 and it has reverted to the small compose box. Anyone have a trick to beat this, or know anyway I can go back to explorer 9, that is system that I had beat the small compose box.

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   Jim


Edited by Queen-Evie, 20 March 2016 - 11:42 AM.
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Posted 20 March 2016 - 07:21 AM

Hi,

there is an icon, for me it's the middle one in the top right, that allows you to enlarge the window. I've attached a screenshot to illustrate.

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#3 guit30

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 11:09 AM

Thanks, that makes the compose a little bigger, but it used to be the same size as the message for example. Did you have gmail before they made this change? Thanks

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 11:35 AM

You can set full-screen as your default using the More menu next to Discard.

Click Compose.

On the bottom right of the compose box, click the arrow to the right of the trash can.

Select Default to full screen.

This will only increase it to the same size as it does when you use the option shown by Myrti. However, this will automatically open the bigger compose box.

Another alternative, use an email client such as Thunderbird. Configure it to work with gmail servers. Click the Thunderbird icon on your desktop, it opens, no going to gmail on the web, better user interface.


Edited by Queen-Evie, 20 March 2016 - 11:40 AM.


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Posted 20 March 2016 - 12:50 PM

You could use gmail's most basic view, try opening gmail in a browser with javascript disabled, choose the option to use the basic view which doesn't need javascript. Then when you go to your gmail account with other browsers, with javascript enabled or not, gmail should always load up the basic old style view. It's not as pretty as some of the modern interfaces but if it's what you want then this method should help you get it.
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Posted 21 March 2016 - 11:24 AM

 You can always use client e-mail with Gmail.  That includes Thunderbird, Windows Live Mail, Office Outlook, and others.  If you don't like the online, try one of these.

 

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