I want to be able to open emails in new tabs using Gmail and Chrome. I have found that using the HTML version works well for this (see 1 2), but now my keyboard shortcuts aren't working.

Is there a way to have both 'open emails in tabs' and keyboard shortcuts?

  • what kind of shortcuts you are after?
    – user0
    Aug 29, 2018 at 9:03
  • Basic ones, like e for archive etc. Aug 29, 2018 at 21:11

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that's unfortunately not possible as it's stated on the help page

When you're in Basic HTML view, you won't see some Gmail features, including:

  • ...
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • ...

however, there are other ways how to have custom shortcuts. for example, you can create them with AutoHotKey

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