If you really cannot stand the new interface then scroll to the bottom of this Blog
Text in the buttons is available now by going into
Settings > General > Button Labels
where you can make your own choice
Should something be too small to see please use Ctrl and + at the same time to Zoom it larger
|Gmail logo has a menu leading to the other main pages|
The Top Bar when Inbox is displayed
|Does not change in any view.|
What the Buttons Do:Click a button when in Gmail to see what it leads you to from a menu. Some items might lead to a further sub menu.
Left hand side of Inbox
This one changes depending on where you are so might show as Mail, Contacts or Tasks but leads to the other two
The Checkbox helps you chose which boxes you want checked for further actions
The Refresh button which does exactly what it says but more localised than the Browser Refresh
The More button without an email checked
Settings gives you the choice of how your display looks
Control bar for Inbox
If you are using anything but Classic then the left hand side of the bar directly above the Subject lines shows “unread” but the right hand side gives a new control menu.
The Top Bar when an email is open or check marked in Inbox
Return to InboxTakes you back to the Inbox or whatever you were using last such as Search or Label
Although this shows a folder please don’t be mislead. Gmail does not use Folders, this moves the active ones to All Mail or you can create Labels for each and these can be found by using Labels in the left hand column. Only one copy of an email is kept so if you delete it you have lost it into Trash and then forever.
Replying from an open email plus the menu
Report Spam button which moves to Spam when used
Best to leave in Spam to give Google’s servers time to remember your choice.
Moves to Trash/Bin where it will be kept for thirty days to allow for a rethink. Only one copy of an email is kept so if you delete it you have lost it into Trash and then forever.
Once again misuses a folder/file icon because it moves to or activates a Label so you can find it. Only one copy of an email is kept so if you delete it you have lost it into Trash and then forever.
Here you can create new Labels and add extra Labels to an email so it can be cross referenced.
|If you are wondering about "Boomerang" it allows me to set a time/date to send a post.|
This is the way you will see it from an open post or the Inbox if you have check marked a post.
Forward and Back buttons
The left button takes you up the to later posts and the right to earlier.
Expand/Contract, Print, Open in New Window
As seen in a Conversation View
Bottom left of an open email will reveal what has been trimmed from the email.
Bottom of the left hand column is to find any Gadgets you may have installed.
Above and Below the Inbox
Clicking on your name top right leads to a menu.
|Add Account will allow you to open secondary accounts in their own Tabs by signing into or adding them|
Above and top right
|Share allows you to share something with your Google + Circles and this is completely controllable.|
Gmail’s Search box has incorporated all the old Search and Filter Options behind the menu arrow leading to the box shown below.