I hate the new GMail and have finally been forced to upgrade. How can I force the new interface to be less hate-worthy?
I've been a faithful user of GMail for years. I've enthusiastically welcomed many of the changes over time. However, I hate the "cleaner, more modern" look with a passion.
I have a few specific gripes but don't know how to get past them. Or, is there something like user styles that I can override the craptastic new colors and options?
"Compact" is fine, although the semi-transparent backgrounds on messages make things difficult to read.
I have used the Marina theme (here's a gallery
, Marina direct link
) and I love it. I have synaethesia, so color is important to me.
1. I found the setting to change the buttons to have words, not generic icons. However, they are still context-sensitive and I'd rather have them always display like before. How do I override this?
2. How do I get my beloved Marina theme colors back?
It may be time to pay someone for an interface I don't hate. Is there another service worth jumping ship to, even paid?