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This new tabbed Gmail blows donkeys

Posted in: General by Richard Hearne on July 12, 2013
Internet Marketing Ireland

1. It doesn't work – Promotions shows 3 emails from 2010, Promotions in left nav shows '000s of emails
2. It takes up valuable vertical real estate pushing my email down and showing less emails in list
3. The design has a small 5-10px top gutter over the first email in list which is identical to the bottom padding on each row, so it looks like your scrolled down in the list when you're not

I'm not seeing any advantage to this. If anyone know how to revert I'd like to hear.

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  1. To switch the Inbox to the desired style:
         Classic – Go to Settings->Inbox, set the Inbox Type to Default, and un-check all the Categories except Primary.
         <x> First – Go to Settings->Inbox, and set the Inbox Type to the one you want displayed first:  Important, Unread, or Starred.
         Priority – Go to Settings->Inbox, set the Inbox Type to priority, and set the Inbox Sections the way you want.
         Categories – Go to Settings->Inbox, set the Inbox Type to Default, and configure the Category tabs you want.

    To disable category assignments from messages:  https://productforums.google.com/d/msg/gmail/3FatoR922IY/uGJ_NL-5nFoJ

    To hide category names, Go to Settings->Labels and select Hide from the Label List and Message List.

    For Chrome/Firefox users with AdBlock+, how to remove the category labels from the drop-down menus:  https://productforums.google.com/d/msg/gmail/MDWXUKCHrPw/agHnDvMQOTQJ

    More details on all these can be found in the last section of this article:  http://gmail-miscellany.blogspot.com/2013/06/organizing-your-gmail-inbox.html

    Comment by Brett Carver — July 12, 2013 @ 5:32 am

  2. Wow.  Thanks for the info!  Some changes about to be made :)

    Comment by Richard Hearne — July 12, 2013 @ 6:00 am

  3. I looked at the new tabbed Inbox when it came out.  It worked great, but I didn't like it and switched back to the unread-first version.  I haven't done the filter to prevent the category assignments (I can just ignore that) but I did want my old Inbox back.

    Comment by Brett Carver — July 12, 2013 @ 8:07 am

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