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Gmail adds themes

   
4:22 am on Nov 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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What you've all been waiting for has arrived: Themes [mail.google.com]

At first I thought one of my FF plug-ins had gone awry. Gmail had a new color scheme! Then I checked in my settings using Opera and found that there's a new tab for Themes.

After playing around for a few minutes I decided it would be best to head back to the old default and get back to work...

It doesn't look like they've rolled this out to all accounts yet. I could only see Themes on some of my Gmail accounts and none of my Apps accounts.

12:30 pm on Nov 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have it in my account & can only say one thing - SUPER!

Love it.

What a change from the drab interface of the old Gmail.

12:33 pm on Nov 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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After playing around for a few minutes I decided it would be best to head back to the old default and get back to work...

I did get back to the default after playing on the new themes for a while. I also thought many people will try some of the themes and get back to the default.

5:49 pm on Nov 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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This is gonna sound stupid .... but my theme has changed ...and i would like to change it to something else ... it a bit confusing not being able to read the top line in the blue .....

Where do i find the change theme tab ?

(i am running some google labs products )

Regards

Malcolm

11:03 pm on Nov 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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settings > themes

I'm a bit disappointed - my i-Google page has a cityscape that changes shade with the time of day; quite relaxing - these themes are wind0ze-type boring colour schemes, plus a couple of weird static pictures that make it hard to read the page.

Why can't they have the same options for both? Don't they talk to each other?

11:05 pm on Nov 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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... And it's really weird to use a different computer and find that themes are gone, and so is the tab ... because IE cannot cope with noo technology!
2:27 am on Nov 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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my i-Google page has a cityscape that changes shade with the time of day

Some of the themes ask you for your location (country & city), and they are supposed to change depending on the time of day as well. I haven't tried any of them for longer than a few minutes though. I'm too used to the classic default.
5:10 pm on Nov 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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One of the nice things about Google & Gmail is the clean, uncluttered interface. The new themes won't stay off. I am stuck with the mountains background image on the gmail login page. Fix it G, thanks.

[edited by: Tourz at 5:23 pm (utc) on Nov. 21, 2008]

12:02 pm on Nov 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Shiny Theme is the Best! except the bad Login page
5:10 pm on Nov 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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All fixed, thanks G!