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's nice to have the extra space.
Is this possible?
This is what my compose screen looks like:
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.
This is how to do it as of the Oct 2018 version of gmail. It requires 2 steps:
shift + r or
shift + click Reply to "Reply with Pop Out". This will open the reply in a "pop out dialog", but it's still in the same browser tab.
Next, find the "Exit full-screen" button in the upper right corner.
If you do
shift + click [Exit full-screen], it will open the Reply window in a new browser window.
If you do
ctrl + click [Exit full-screen] (or
cmd on mac), it will open the Reply window in a new browser tab.
I don't know why it's always 12 steps to do simple things in Google.
Opening email in a separate window is very useful when needing to reference other emails or needing write similar emails to multiple people.
There should be a setting where a separate window opens by default for composing and replies.
This was my main reason for also using GSSMO.