How to switch back to the old Gmail compose (Permanently)

My beloved Gmail interface, equipped with the amazing Rapportive Chrome extension went under the knife this year, and it was ugly.  The botched surgery was so bad that a couple of smart guys had to back and create an extension to bring the old Gmail compose back.

Quick download links:

Download the Old Gmail Compose – FREE, works in Firefox and Chrome.
Download the amazing Rapportive Gmail extension – FREE,  Chrome.

If this is what you want to bring back:

old_gmail_compose_2013

This is the new Gmail compose, which takes my focus away from writing the email:

new gmail compose 2013

Here’s the official video teaching us how to install it:

I’ve been using it, and it works perfectly.  Massive thank you to Gregory Brooks and Eugene Leychenko, and the voice behind the push to bring back the old compose on Twitter – Save Gmail Compose.

Testing, ignore that Gareth Hoyle is sexy.

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