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Gmail launched a new composer interface today. In the new interface, I can't figure out how to pop out a draft reply into a separate window. Sometimes it is nice to have the extra space.

Is this possible?

Edit: This is what my composer looks like:

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In the "inline reply", click on the reply drop down list to choose the type of reply. From that list, choose "Start separate conversation".

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Weirdly named--I tested this, and it doesn't actually start a separate conversation (my reply showed up in the same conversation). But it does solve my issue perfectly, so thanks. –  Matthew Nov 9 '12 at 16:48
    
GMail must have updated yet again, as you can now choose "Pop out reply" from that reply drop down list. It's still in the same location as your answer, so +1. –  JBert Dec 20 '13 at 20:13

There are two ways to do this:

  1. From within the inline message, you can start a separate conversation:
    Start
    and then press this arrow:
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  2. Press the new window arrow all the way on top of the email thread:
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The pop-out thing, a small diagonal arrow, is up at the top of the whole mail thread, not in the in-line compose window. Pop out the thread and the compose window comes with it.

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I would add a bit more context. –  Jacob Jan Tuinstra Jan 2 '13 at 7:28

In the black bar at the top of the new Compose window there is a diagonal arrow (in between the Minimize and Close icons). This works only for new emails for which you hit the red "Compose" button. This will open a new window.

Edit: For replies, there is no way to do this AFAIK. The simplest workaround is to hold Shift then Click. Otherwise you'll need to revert to the old Compose functionality.

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I have no black bar or diagonal arrow. See the screenshot in my edit. –  Matthew Oct 31 '12 at 22:52
    
Ahhh, sorry, didn't realize you were talking about a reply. Edited my answer accordingly –  OnenOnlyWalter Oct 31 '12 at 22:55

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