Gmail’s Compose Box Now Offers Full-Screen Mode (and You Can Make It Your Default)By: Josh Wolford - July 19, 2013
Google has just given in to the substantial number of Gmail users who’ve been pissed off at them ever since they went and changed how users go about composing emails, and I can already hear the “THANK GOD”s and “FREAKING FINALLY”s beginning to pour in.
“After Gmail’s new compose rolled out to everyone in March, many of you sent us requests for features you’d like to see added. We listened carefully to your feedback and as as result, the new compose now offers a full-screen option,” says Google.
Yep, Gmail’s new compose box now has a full-screen option. When you choose to compose in full-screen, the window expands to fit your screen and the text formatting toolbar appears by default – meaning you don’t have to click an extra button to access it.
But wait – it gets better.
Google is also giving you the option to set full-screen compose as your default. Just check the “default to full screen” option in your “more options” menu.
Google began testing the new compose box, which appears in the bottom right-hand corner of your window, way back in October of 2012. When they finally rolled it out to all users in March – well, let’s just say that some user were a little less than pleased.
If you don’t yet see the full-screen option, be patient. Google says that it’ll be rolling out to all users over the next couple of days.