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How to free yourself from Gmail’s pop-up compose window

Published Sep 18th, 2013 4:40PM EDT
How To Get Rid Of Gmail Pop Up Window

Gmail’s pop-up windows for composing emails have been fairly polarizing among many longtime Gmail users who would like to see Google bring back the old full-screen composition view as the default option. Those users are in luck, however, as CNET reports that there are two new Chrome extensions that do for Gmail what many Windows 8 apps did for Microsoft’s operating system: They restore a beloved feature that many feared was gone for good. Both the Classic Gmail Compose extension and the Retro Compose for Gmail extension bring back the old full-screen compose page and they do so while playing “nice with other Gmail extensions as well as Gmail’s new inbox tabs,” CNET says. If these extensions catch on, it will be interesting to see if they spread to Firefox, Internet Explorer and other browsers.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.