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I dislike the compose window anchored to the side of my Gmail window. Is there a way to force Gmail to default to the pop-out window without having to select it with every email?

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    At the moment, holding shift while clicking the Reply button does this. – peteorpeter Sep 18 '15 at 14:52
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You can press shift when clicking compose. Would be good if you didn't even need to do that though.

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    This works also when clicking on the Reply button. – Marco Lackovic May 29 '16 at 10:43
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In the lower right hand corner of the compose window, click the little triangle to see more options. Click the Default to full-screen option.

There does not seem to be a way to may the reply button always go to pop out window though.

  • This doesn't answer the question; Molly wants pop-out windows for replies. This answer tells you how to take an already popped-out compose window and make it full screen by default. The "default to full-screen" option is also available only on new Compose windows, not on replies that have been popped-out. – John Hart Jan 22 '16 at 0:59
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To enable the new compose feature do the following:

  • Click compose
  • Look for the link "Try out the new compose experience" it is on the same line as send/save now/ discard/labels.
  • Click through the demo screens and now you are set to always use the new compose pop out feature.

To go back tot he old style of compose:

  • Click compose
  • In the lower right corner of the pop out window is a small menu next to the trashcan.
  • The first item in the menu is "switch back to the old compose"
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One way to solve your issue is to switch to the old Gmail interface using the browser extension Retro Compose (Chrome), Old Compose (Chrome+Firefox), or Fix Compose for Gmail:

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  • The link to Retro Compose is broken. Google took me here. Unfortunately, I installed this but it didn't work (in numerous ways). – GreenAsJade Jul 25 '17 at 5:21
  • All of the links in the answer are now broken. – WBT Nov 28 '17 at 0:23

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