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How to disable Gmail’s new compose-new-email pop-up window [How-To Guide]

Google recently introduced a new way to compose e-mails in Gmail [1]. If you switched to the new way and don’t like it, don’t worry — there is a way to switch back. This guide shows you how.

How to switch back to old compose-new-email method in Gmail

UPDATE: It is no longer possible to switch back to the old compose window in Gmail. Google has disabled it. Sorry everyone!

Do the following to turn off Gmail’s new compose-new-email pop-up window and return back to the old method:



If, after switching back, you realize that you actually did like the new compose method, you can easily re-enable it by:



That was easy.