Switch Gmail Icons Back to Text Labels

By Jason Fitzpatrick on March 19th, 2012

If Gmail’s icon-based buttons annoy you, it’s now possible to switch them back to the old text labels with a simple settings toggle.

At MakeUseOf they highlight the new option in Gmail and how you can switch back to the old button layout:

So how do you make that happen? All you have to do is click on the cog button, choose “Settings”, and go to the the General tab. Scroll down to find the “Button labels” setting, and change it from icons to text.

I know what I’ll be doing shortly; text-based button labels here I come.

[via MakeUseOf]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/19/12
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