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July 6, 2013

When You Open Gmail's Compose Box in a New Window

Sometimes little details matter. If you open Gmail's compose box in a new tab or a new window, the formatting options are visible by the default and you no longer have to click the formatting button.


How to open the compose box in a new tab or window? There are at least 7 ways:

Open in a new window
1. Shift+click the compose button
2. Shift+c (keyboard shortcuts need to be enabled)
3. Click the pop-out button from the compose box.

Open in a new tab
1. Ctrl+click the compose button
2. Ctrl+c (keyboard shortcuts need to be enabled)
3. d (keyboard shortcuts need to be enabled)
4. Ctrl+click the pop-out button from the compose box.

Replace Ctrl with Command if you use Mac OS.

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