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Re: GMail's New Look
I'm reviving this old thread because Google has made a change to the "new look" yesterday that is a deal breaker for me. I reverted back and dread the day when they make that impossible. They removed the link to the calendar yesterday at the top of the screen. Now it take 3 clicks to get to your calendar. The work around is to put an application shortcut or direct link somewhere convenient like your taskbar, but this is insane. It is bad enough they require two clicks to get to your contacts, but three clicks to get to the calendar is ridiculous. This is seriously making me re-evaluate my dependence on Google for a lot of things, not only limited to email. There is a point when you try to simplify something, that you make it much more difficult to use
jabarnutLight Years AwayPremium,MVM
said by Kramer:I agree. And they're probably still not done messing around with the whole thing. Sadly, Google isn't the only one guilty of that practice.
There is a point when you try to simplify something, that you make it much more difficult to use
After my earlier post, I really tried to get used to the new look, but ended up going back to my "old look".
Like you, I've decided I'm not too excited about the permanent switch either, when the time finally comes.
I had a life once.....now I have a Computer and a Modem.
I've decided not having a Calendar link can have its benefits. If you use Chrome as I do for GMail access, application shortcuts can be a nice touch. Previously in whatever browser you used, if you clicked the calendar link, a new tab would be added in your browser. I can build up tabs like there is no tomorrow and can never find my calendar when I have it open without spending more time than should be necessary. By creating an application shortcut, I can put a calendar link in a consistent place on my taskbar that I am forced by the removal of the shortcut to always use. I'm a creature of habit and this may just force me to get away from a bad habit. Instead of having 3 or 4 open calendars all the time, I will only have one and it will be easy to get to.
All that doesn't change the fact it takes two clicks to get to contacts. You can't create an application shortcut for contacts, so they have just made that process miserable. Hopefully one day, a lab will pop up that will allow you to add whatever links you want. Contacts needs redesigning from the ground up. There is just no way the current contact manager can compete with Outlook for even the most basic tasks.
Dude111An Awesome DudePremium
|reply to jabarnut |
I read that 7th December @ 12am it was made PERMANENT (Not an option anymore)
I went and checked my acct and luckily its still on the original basic interface! (I dont use it though)