Google won't allow it anymore, now that the settings ⚙ button no longer has the Go back to classic Gmail option. But I miss the old interface because of

  • higher information density
  • better fonts
  • less unnecessary whitespace
  • ability to hover over date and see timestamp in list view

Has anyone created a chrome extension or some other way to use gmail with the old look and feel?

  • @Rubén the possible duplicate Q's answer no longer works... so it's not really answered anymore. – Xen2050 Oct 25 '18 at 6:41
  • @Xen2050 The answer mentions that one day the new UI will be permanent. Thatt happened several weeks ago. – Rubén Oct 25 '18 at 12:09
  • Ok, I was wondering what happens to old questions if their answers change, (there's probably a meta question about it somewhere) – Xen2050 Oct 25 '18 at 17:32

to reactivate the old hover behaviour : Go to Settings, under General settings look for Hover actions and select Disable hover actions then Save Changes.

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