5 ways to resize the gmail compose box

Some people find the Gmail compose box a little bit small & cramped. That’s why the five reform size tricks I am about to lớn chia sẻ with you are so popular whenever I show them in our Gmail workshops. They’re guaranteed to get a shout of excitement from at least a couple of people in the room! So, if you’ve sầu wished the Gmail compose box could be resized, read on to lớn learn how khổng lồ make it happen.

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Method 1: Full screen view

The first method is the most frequently used as it is the most obvious. In the right-hvà corner of the compose window is a double-ended arrow. Click this khổng lồ open the window in full screen view.


Clichồng the same button (which now has a different looking arrow) khổng lồ ‘pop’ the window baông xã in to the smaller view.


While this method certainly makes the window bigger, you will need to lớn shrink the window down if you want to lớn use the rest of Gmail as you’re composing a message (e.g. khổng lồ locate another email).

Method 2: Default full screen view

If you love the full screen view, then the good news is that you can phối it as the default view. To bởi vì so, clichồng the three dots button located at the bottom right of the Gmail window. Cliông xã the open to Default to lớn full screen.

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Method 3: Pop into lớn a new tab

This third method is great for people who want even more space to lớn prepare their tin nhắn, as it allows you lớn ‘pop’ the compose window into its own tab. The triông chồng is to hold down the Ctrl key (or Cmd key on a Mac) in your keyboard as you cliông chồng the full-screen button covered in method 1.


This will open the compose window in a brand new tab. You can pop it bachồng inkhổng lồ the standard box by cliông chồng the same button (which now has a different looking arrow) again.


Method 4: Pop into a new window

The fourth method is perfect for people who use multiple monitors và like lớn have their work spread across them. Instead of popping the compose window inlớn a new tab, you can pop it inlớn its own window. This makes it very easy khổng lồ move around & drag between different monitors. Simple hold down the Shift key on your keyboard when clicking on the full-screen button covered in method 1.


Once again, You can pop it baông xã into the standard box by clichồng the same button (which now has a different looking arrow) again.

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Method 5: Pop into lớn a new window or tab even quicker

If you’ve sầu decided that the new tab or window view is your favourite, then I’ve sầu got some good & bad news. The bad news is that there is currently no way khổng lồ mặc định to this view. However, you can get there even quicker by holding down the Ctrl or Cmd (for a new tab) or Shift (for a new window) keys on your keyboard when you cliông xã the Compose button in Gmail. This will immediately open the compose window in your desired view.


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