Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Come On, Gmail, Seriously?

Please excuse the language, but: Holy fucking Christ on a stick! So, OK, a while back, Gmail introduced their "new and improved" compose window. I tried it, I immediately hated it, quickly switched back to the old version, and blissfully forgot all about my brief, unpleasant experience with it. Well, apparently that is no longer an option, and we're all going to use the new thing, like it or not. And ye gods... I am not one of those folks who's quick to declare every change to a software or a service as a sign of the apocalypse just because it's different from what I'm used to. But this thing... Sweet zombie Jesus, is this a steaming pile of awful! All I can say is, well: what this guy said. In fact, every single thing that guy said. What in the name of every imaginary deity in the multiverse were they thinking?

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  1. I am one of those people, so of course I don't like it. :)

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    1. I did figure out how to change it back to plaintext, which helped some. At least it made quoting inline less annoying and obnoxious. Still hating the new compose windows though. So much.

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  2. Of course, I dislike change as a matter of principle, but when I want to format text, now I have to hunt for where they hid the format buttons, figure out which one to click on, then figure out which sub-button I want, and that's just aggravating.

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    1. Yeah, I think I've seen a lot of complaining about that, too. Me, I prefer my e-mail without fancy formatting unless it's absolutely necessary for some reason, so it hasn't been much of an issue for me.

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    2. Well, you know how I get about specifics and getting things exactly right, like italicizing the titles of books and movies, names of ships, and foreign words.

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