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A few weeks ago, my Gmail layout changed from a "uniform" layout where all emails were shown according to the newest (by date and time), to one where emails are now grouped under three tabs under the headings of Primary, Social and Promotions as depicted below:

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Is it possible to revert back to the old style layout, without my emails being grouped under these three tabs?

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    Unless this is a change that has not be rolled out to everyone you should be able to just click Inbox. You can disable all the tabs also by doing Configure Inbox – Ramhound Aug 12 '13 at 16:19
  • If you click the + on the right of the tabs, and uncheck all the tabs you can, the inbox should revert to how you remember it. – ale Aug 12 '13 at 16:32
  • @AlEverett - He still has to go into Settings->Inbox and change the Inbox Type – Ramhound Aug 12 '13 at 16:35
  • @Ramhound: I'm not so sure about that, based on my own experimentation. – ale Aug 12 '13 at 16:36
  • @Simon This article maybe of assistance howtogeek.com/171628/… – Simon Sep 7 '13 at 17:17
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I was able to find the solution after I enabled this myself while attempting to post a comment solution.

Settings->Inbox

Settings->Inbox

The tab interface can be enabled accidently by Configure Inbox:

Configure Inbox

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  • If you enable tabs through Configure Inbox change the inbox type to default. – Ramhound Aug 12 '13 at 16:38
  • Thanks also for migrating from SuperUser. I had forgotten there was a Web Apps SE – Simon Aug 13 '13 at 10:47
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  1. Hover over Inbox
  2. Click on the right-side arrow that appears
  3. Choose anything but Default

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  • This is the quick shortcut to the solution. Both answers results in the same result. – Ramhound Aug 12 '13 at 16:37
  • @Alex Appreciate your alternative answer – Simon Aug 13 '13 at 10:46

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