Haha, seriously, I think it’s a nice makeover. Took a couple days to get used to it, but I think it’s a change for the better.
Premium Member09 June, 2018 - 6:05 pm
<p>With implicit sarcasm, if only it were possible to have different UIs for phones and desktop PCs.</p><p><br></p><p>Maybe the new Gmail is OK on phones, but definitely not on PCs when I'm using a mouse and a physical keyboard. The new UI isn't compact enough for me.</p>
<blockquote><a href="#282877"><em>In reply to hrlngrv:</em></a></blockquote><blockquote><em>Are you aware that there is a setting for display density in the new Google mail interface?</em></blockquote><p><br></p>
<p><a href="#282980"><em>In reply to johnlavey:</em></a></p><p>On a 1600×1200 monitor, in the same browser, the old UI shows 36.5 items on the right in compact mode, while the new UI shows 34 items in compact mode. On the left in the navigation tree (?), the old UI shows the number of unread items closer to item label, e.g., <strong>foo (7)</strong>, while the new UI shows the number of unread items not in bold and right aligned in its area, e.g., <strong>foo</strong><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34);"> </span>7. I'll grant these aren't major differences, but I find the old UI easier to read. I'm not saying everyone should share my assessment, but for me the new UI is worse, eye wash for the sake of eye wash.</p>