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Bring Back The Old Gmail Compose Interface

160 Signatures Goal: 50,000

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Please read, sign and share if you hate the new compose window in Gmail

In a couple of days, hundreds of millions of people who use Google's Gmail service will be forced to adopt the new style "compose" interface when writing a new email. The problem is - this new interface is a massive retrograde step, a blatant attempt by Google to mimic a "chat-style" interface. A vain attempt by Google to copy the casual messaging style of Twitter and Facebook. This is perfectly fine if you're sending grandma pictures of your kittens, but if you happen to be one the countless millions who use Gmail for business, the new compose interface is hopelessly inadequate. Email is a lifeline for businesses. Here are our demands. We need control. We need instant feedback. We don't want to have to 'hover' or hunt to find things out. We need to see which recipient we're sending to. We need to see which email address we're sending from. We need access to the CC and BCC buttons. We know that there are some nice things in the new interface, like multiple compose windows. But this change is a step too far. Listen to us Google. We are your users not your enemies.

Links

http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/13/gmail-kills-old-compose/
  • Benji Asperheim
    Benji Asperheim United States, Austin
    Oct 10, 2014
    Oct 10, 2014
    The new gmail compose window is too small--the "full-screen" isn't full screen at all!
  • Brian Tyson
    Brian Tyson Australia, Adelaide
    Sep 24, 2014
    Sep 24, 2014
    I hate you ! This is awful, so so counter productive. Restore the no virus checking PLEASE PLEASE or I am going elsewhere
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr 25, 2014
    Apr 25, 2014
    What were you thinking!!! I have sent sooooo many emails before they were finished because to format my damn email I now have to click on a button right next to the send button. This means that Gmail is no longer a viable option for business - it makes people look unprofessional, even if they have their own domain in their email address!! There was nothing wrong with the old way to compose emails, it worked, people were happy. If you want to offer downgrades like this at least make them bloody optional!!!!
  • Marius Hokland
    Marius Hokland Norway, Oslo
    Mar 07, 2014
    Mar 07, 2014
    The new "feature" is total garbage.
    I have lost countless mails do to the retarded system. For some reason the editor looses focus so when I hit backspace to correct some of my spelling, the browser suddenly goes back to previous page. Not what I intended, and no way to reclaim the mail.

    This POP UP bullshit needs to die!
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