Gmail gives users alternative to basic HTML view

April 25, 2005 Comments Off on Gmail gives users alternative to basic HTML view

Gmail has updated their learn more page and now allows users to choose a no browser check option to access a standard view of their account. Before, I was getting only the basic HTML view because I have to use a version of Mozilla 1.3 that works on Mac OS8.6.

In Gmail’s HTML view filter creation, settings (including forwarding and POP), spell checker, keyboard shortcuts and address auto-complete were all unavailable. I also didn’t have any invitations. In the standard view, the only functionality missing for me had been keyboard shortcuts. While I can understand their wanting it to work perfectly in every browser, I was better off and had more functionality with an imperfect standard view than with a perfect HTML view. Thanks to Gmail for fixing that.

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