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How can I go back to the old Gmail format... Hate the new

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How can I go back to the old Gmail format... Hate the new aflatsnut 11/1/11 4:13 PM
I wand the old Gmail format back how can I do this? 
Re: How can I go back to the old Gmail format... Hate the new bkc56 11/1/11 4:17 PM
Switch Gmail to old look:  http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/gmail/thread?hl=en&tid=75e6a4f9708e02ed
Re: How can I go back to the old Gmail format... Hate the new Sarah 11/1/11 5:59 PM
Thanks bkc56!

aflatsnut, before you switch back, I'd love if you could tell us why:

Best,
Sarah
Re: How can I go back to the old Gmail format... Hate the new Totaly Unamused 11/2/11 5:09 AM
Why do you people have to "Change the Look" it doesnt make it better, it doesnt improve my "experience" its a mail box I dont want SMS, I dont want buz and I certainly dont want chat.

If it works dont mess with it.
Re: How can I go back to the old Gmail format... Hate the new edwards.mikej 11/3/11 5:30 PM
The new look may be gmail's future but it isn't mine.
Re: How can I go back to the old Gmail format... Hate the new dgomez57 11/23/11 8:23 AM
I am not some freaking techie! I don't have time to rear 8000 emails on how to work the new email. It took off my delete buttons, took off my chose all buttons - it tells me I have to change my explorer. It took me 20 minutes to find this damned page. I am going to change my email address because I can't get back to the old page. Screw google
Re: How can I go back to the old Gmail format... Hate the new kwatki2 11/23/11 8:25 AM
Dear Sarah, Please pass this on to those at the top:

About 30 years ago, Apple Computers -- the vastly superior computer and operating system in the world -- made a strategic error in not allowing their computers to be cloned.  This error was so enormous that it allowed the radically inferior PC to take over the market, nonetheless.

Gmail, the vasty superior email system from Google, is about to make the same tragic mistake with their decision to force their customers to have the "new" but radically inferior "look" and way of working.  

Please learn from Apple's mistake and stop the error you are about to proceed forward with.  When people hate gmail, they'll find something else.  Trust me.  You don't have to open the door to your own demise.  
Re: How can I go back to the old Gmail format... Hate the new stanzimny 12/6/11 8:20 PM
I agree - give me the option of using the old gmail
Re: How can I go back to the old Gmail format... Hate the new Raulrocks 12/7/11 8:23 AM
Just looking through the forums and hearing feedback from my company and my friends, LOTS of people don't like the new look. Unfortunately even though users who have seen it for months are vastly commenting that they "hate it", "users should have the option to use the old version", etc., they are forcing it down our throats. It's a shame, especially when there have  been so many prominent business mistakes being taken to task (Netflix, Bank of America, new Coke anyone?) and they had the opportunity to stop it before that happens.
Re: How can I go back to the old Gmail format... Hate the new jfjfjfkidfpopeld 12/7/11 3:00 PM
Wow!
Just WoW!
 
This is such a huge mistake I can't believe it.
 
email is a tool. Lets repeat this EMAIL IS A TOOL!!!!!!!!!!!
 
What if you got in your car and the streering wheel had been moved? Along with all the other functions. Lights, temp control, brakes, gas pedal, on and on? Wouldn't that be great! Because it would be NEW! NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Now imaging you had to get some place in a hurry but you had to spend an hour trying to figure out how to drive your car again. Isn't that great! See what a great service has been done for you? 
 
Hey everyone! Its new and you don't have an option! Isn't that great?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Re: How can I go back to the old Gmail format... Hate the new Sarah 12/7/11 4:24 PM
Hey folks, thanks for your feedback. We do understand that it may take some time to adjust to the changes, and I'm sorry for any frustration you experience during the transition.

We wanted to explain why we are moving everyone to the new look, so our Product Manager, Alex, posted earlier this afternoon. I realize the post won't solve all your frustrations, but I hope it will make our decision a little clearer.

Best,
Sarah
Re: How can I go back to the old Gmail format... Hate the new bucho 4/19/12 11:16 AM
i agree, i hate the new look. very hard to navigate. i am on my way to going back to yhoo mail. never thought i would be doing that, but i just cant use the new gmail
Re: How can I go back to the old Gmail format... Hate the new wdurham 4/19/12 11:29 AM

To help you customise the new interface to suit your use, try the visual guide produced by Sarah, our Community Manager here:

For other difficulties you may be having, try these articles: