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betht1
Level 1
1/9/11
I find the Mobile Gmail very limited - I can't create new labels, change settings, etc. I'd like to use "regular" desktop Gmail when using my iPad but every time I go to Gmail, by default it loads the mobile interface. Is there any way around this?
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Eth@n
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1/10/11
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We serve the iPad-optimized version of Gmail by default, but you can switch to the "regular" version of Gmail by scrolling down to the bottom of the screen and tapping the 'Desktop' link. If you want, you can bookmark that version or add it to your homescreen so you're sure to always get it. Finally, just a heads-up that the Desktop version isn't completely optimized for iPad so you might encounter a few issues.

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Eth@n
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1/10/11
Best answer Eth@n (Google Employee)
We serve the iPad-optimized version of Gmail by default, but you can switch to the "regular" version of Gmail by scrolling down to the bottom of the screen and tapping the 'Desktop' link. If you want, you can bookmark that version or add it to your homescreen so you're sure to always get it. Finally, just a heads-up that the Desktop version isn't completely optimized for iPad so you might encounter a few issues.

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betht1
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1/10/11
Thanks so much, Ethan. Exactly what I needed to know.
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jen-m
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1/13/11
Eth@n, I found the 'desktop version' link at the bottom of the page however it works for one of my gmail accounts and not another. I've tried the same gmail account a few times and see an error that refers to too many redirects. I would like to be able to add 'labels' to my inbox. Is there a reason one gmail account can be accessed as the 'desktop version' while another can't?
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Dave Keys
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1:11 PM
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The date is January 20th and there is no "desktop link" that I can find. The mobile interface drives me nuts and I want the standard browser/web/html5 interface. At least let me adjust the check mail settings! Really, even with the bugs, I usually prefer the regular web interface.

Am I just out of luck now?

Is there a URL I can bookmark that forces the old interface?

Thanks,

Dave Keys
Dave Keys
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1/10/11
Best answer Eth@n (Google Employee)
We serve the iPad-optimized version of Gmail by default, but you can switch to the "regular" version of Gmail by scrolling down to the bottom of the screen and tapping the 'Desktop' link. If you want, you can bookmark that version or add it to your homescreen so you're sure to always get it. Finally, just a heads-up that the Desktop version isn't completely optimized for iPad so you might encounter a few issues.

I even tried sending myself a link to the web interface, but no dice.  :-(

Google once said "do no evil" but is it becoming "we know best!"?

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