Thursday, July 5, 2007

Gmail : Open in a new window/tab

Why do you commonly right click on a link??

To open a link in new window or tab.

I am sure you must have tried to open mails in yahoo, rediff or hotmail in a new window.

“Open in a new window” is the first option in the right click menu.

But try doing this in Gmail –

“This frame” is the last third option on the right click menu, on selecting that another menu comes up, from where you need to select “Open frame in a new tab/window” option.

On clicking that, the selected mail wont open in a new window, but the inbox (very same page) opens in a new window.

  • You land up clicking once more to read a mail from your inbox.

  • “Open in a new window/ tab” should have been first or second option in the main menu instead of being in the sub menu.

Browsing through your mails takes more time, as user tends to navigate in the single window only.

Below are the screenshots of yahoo mail, rediff mail and hotmail showing how easy it is for the user to navigate and read their mails.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would like to read a bit more soon. By the way, rather good design you have at this site, but how about changing it once in a few months?