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Lehigh Gmail Compose window options

Lehigh Gmail is highly configurable -- if there is a feature you don't like, there is a good chance you can change it! One good example is the Gmail Compose window. By default, when you compose a new message, the Compose window is "docked" in the lower right hand corner of the screen. However, you can change this if you don't like it. 

 

FULL-SCREEN VIEW

Full-screen view expands the Compose window to display in a larger window and in the center of your screen. To go full-screen one time:

  1. Click Compose to compose a message.
  2. Click on the "double-arrow" in the upper right-hand corner of the Compose window to go "full screen."
  3. To return to the docked view, click on the double-arrow (now the arrows point inward).

To make full-screen your default Compose view:

  1. While in the Compose window, click on the upside-down arrow in the lower right corner (shown right as yellow highlighted "1").
  2. In the window that opens up, select Default to full-screen(shown right as yellow highlighted "2")..

 

 

POP-OUT WINDOW VIEW

It's also possible to "pop-out" the Compose window into its own, movable window. 

To do this on a one-time basis:

  1. Click Compose to compose a new message.
  2. In the upper-right-hand corner of the Compose window, locate the diagonal double-ended arrow (see image on right). 
  3. Hold down the Shift key and click on the double-ended arrow.
  4. The Compose window will "undock," or open to a pop-out window that can be moved and/or resized.
  5. To redock the window, click on the one-ended arrow in the upper-right corner of the pop-out window.

 

 

For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or helpdesk@lehigh.edu