Gmail recently ‘updated’ its look, meaning that Gmail has a new user interface (UI). But not everybody loves, or even likes, the new Gmail look and feel. For one thing, it spaces out the content, taking up too much real estate with too little content.
Gmail’s New Look
For those who prefer a more compact look, this new look is unliked, unwanted, and unacceptable. In fact, there used to be an actual setting “compact view”, which many preferred, however the compact view was done away with with the advent of this new look.
Well, we’re going to tell you how to recover a more compact view and it will load faster for you, too!
Here’s how to do it.
How to Get a Compact View Back after the New Gmail Interface Update
Start to log into Gmail, and while Gmail is loading click on the link at the bottom that says ‘Load basic HTML’.
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Compact, Faster Loading Gmail
Now before you do anything else, look up towards the top of the page, and find the link that says ‘Set basic HTML as default view’.
Now, whenever you log into Gmail you will have the more user-friendly, compact view. If you decide that you want to change it back to the new view, you will always find this at the bottom of the page:
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