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3-25-2009 12-18-03 PM

Over the last few days I have been plagued with a view of GMail that does not make for a “Google" experience of UX.  All my buttons are vertical instead of horizontal!  Features still work, but it is quite annoying.  I am wondering if any one else is going through it or if it is just me.

 

<—Click the image to see what it looks like.  My resolution is 1920x1200 on both displays.

 

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# re: GMail.com and IE 8 – Does anyone else have this problem
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Weird. I am on Win7 w\IE8 and no issues here. I am in Gmail all the time. Have you tried a theme or different theme to see if it sets things right?
Left by Chris Haaker on Mar 25, 2009 12:39 PM

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IE8 looks fine for me in gmail
Left by Matt Watson on Mar 25, 2009 7:26 PM

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I've had exactly the same experience with vertical buttons since I "upgraded" to IE8 yesterday. Hope they fix it soon...
Left by Justin G on Mar 26, 2009 1:17 AM

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The same issue here.
Left by Joe on Mar 26, 2009 4:27 AM

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I'm having major problems with gmail. Glad to see it is not just me, thought I was having a brain freeze or something. I am still not able to access my account. Get an error message, URL to long. I have had this problems since 3/26 and now into today 3/27.
Left by Jacalyn on Mar 27, 2009 11:13 AM

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I'm glad to see that it's not just me that gets that layout. Things were working fine initially after I switched to IE8, but then something happened. I don't think it was with a particular machine on my end, but something on the GMail app server, since it affects my access on several machines.
Left by William C Bonner on Mar 27, 2009 4:35 PM

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I had the problem with IE7 and upgraded to 8 hoping that it would go away... Also when I browse to yahoo.com I receive a message that states I'm not using a supported browser... And that was when I was on IE7. Somethings hosed.
Left by RSBlind on Mar 28, 2009 10:15 AM

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Just upgraded to IE8 on Vista (32bit) and I've the same issue. Prior to the upgrade, IE7 displayed it fine.
Left by adi on Mar 28, 2009 11:53 PM

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OK - Solved!
I solved it by changing the theme (to any theme), then change back to the original theme.
If you're the issue is with Google Apps - (managed domain - where themes are not available) change to a different language - and then switch back to English (Settings-> Language).
Left by adi on Mar 29, 2009 12:01 AM

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Thanks Adi, this has been bugging me for a while as well.
Left by Chris Hammond on Mar 29, 2009 7:42 PM

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No luck here with switching themes.
Left by RSBlind on Mar 29, 2009 10:02 PM

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I don't understand why Google hasn't fixed this - it has been a problem since the IE8 betas and IE8 has been final for some time now.

"Use a real browser" (firefox/chrome/etc) is not an acceptable answer - IE is the dominant browser in the marketplace and web developers need to support it. Even if the company they work for makes it's own browser.
Left by Sam on Mar 30, 2009 8:03 PM

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Found issue... At least on my client. I tried to update as John stated and when I went to windows update it said my PC was a Mac... Hmmm. Well when all else fails turn off AntiVirus... Boom all issues solved. Windows update, yahoo.com, and gmail buttons. Using Symantec Endpoint Protection. More specifically the issue seems to be the Network Protection software. Their client firewall. Turn off all works. Turn on all fails. Now it's time to bug Symantec.
Thanks All.
R
Left by RSBlind on Apr 02, 2009 7:20 PM

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i don't have such problem in my gmail account but how it happen!is it due to virus!
Left by prangya on Apr 11, 2009 1:14 PM

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Hey, I am not computer savvy. All i really use it for is to check e-mail and for school stuff. This afternoon I have not been able to get into gmail to check my e-mail. It keeps saying redirecting. Any help/suggestions? What's going on?
Left by Chrissy on Apr 29, 2009 9:12 PM

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that helped for me too, thanks adi.
Left by miki on May 05, 2009 3:46 AM

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Did you enable "Compatability" mode? Try turning it off, either google or MS have fixed this :) But now it does not work properly in Comapatability mode...
Left by Martin Hinshelwood on May 08, 2009 6:37 PM

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gmail halts on ie7 and ie8, it only opens emails with a delay. seems that windows doesn't like gmail.
Left by amir on Jun 03, 2009 7:32 AM

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Go to Tools> Compatibility View Settings, then add google.com and/or gmail.com on the list.

Refresh gmail and voila!
Left by Christian on Jun 10, 2009 4:29 PM

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Using I.E. 8 my Gmail screen is all garbled up. Things are not in the places that I.E. 6 had. Anyone know the status of the fix for this?
Left by Tom Steele on Jul 14, 2009 1:43 PM

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All you have to do is uninstall IE8 and in you downloaded files install IE7.
So there ya go it's easy.
Left by justSpifffy on Jul 18, 2009 8:54 PM

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I have exactly the same issue I have to make it IE 7 Standard in case to let gmail works right
Left by kronass on Jul 19, 2009 8:16 AM

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I have the same problme trying working with Chrome,Work fine

Left by EM on Aug 28, 2009 2:59 AM

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when I try to log in with my Gmail account, for example on myspace, the IE8 types "...@mail" with NO "g". I have to type TWO "g" keys to have just ONE on screen and so I can log in...
Left by Anita on Sep 01, 2009 10:44 AM

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You will find a icon named 'gmail view' bottom of the gmail webpage.click 'basic html'. once you are in html view switch back to 'standard view',the buttons will move horizontal now.
Left by Beena on Sep 03, 2009 2:09 PM

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thanks to Christian.
Tools => Compatilibity View Settings added google.com and gmail.com which totally fixed my problems with WinIE8 and google/gmail problems!
Left by thanks! on Sep 08, 2009 8:35 PM

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I have been trying to instigate a video chat with gmail but all the links are blocked although all popup blockers are disabled, can anyone help?
Left by terry welford on Nov 07, 2009 11:47 AM

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My problem got only resolved after I enabled "Display ALL sites in Compatibility View Mode" checkbox, in Compatibility View Settings.
Left by Alexandre Bodi on Dec 19, 2009 7:07 AM

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Thank you, Christian
That worked great for me. I appreciate your help. Carolyn
Left by Carolyn on Dec 29, 2009 1:44 AM

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Since installing IE8, I finally have gmail looking like it should thanks to Christian. The problem now is the reply button opens up so tiny. I need the window gmail used to provide when replying to an email. Is anyone else experiencing this and do you have a fix? Thank you!
Left by Carolyn on Dec 29, 2009 1:56 PM

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Yeah, only IE8 crashes for a while then starts working again, then crashes again before Gmail says there is a "Internet Connectivity issue" and suggests that I switch to the older version or basic HTML, I always choose Basic HTML!
Left by Zac on Jan 07, 2010 2:28 PM

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Man IE is so annoying! we have to use it in our business but the buttons viewing horizontal is so annoying!

Also I have one major problem which is on some emails the width of the email is mega long and you have scroll to the right to see the reply button in Gmail! I think its something to do with encoding but have no idea how to fix.

HELP! please! :)
Left by Dylan on Mar 03, 2010 12:06 AM

# re: GMail.com and IE 8 – Does anyone else have this problem
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Carolyn, I had the same problem with the reply window in Gmail. All the buttons also appeared in dark gray instead of the normal silver-gradient.

If you are using IE7pro, look under preferences->IE settings->User agent. In my case it was set to IE6 (that's what I had before installing IE8). Change it to "default" and see if it resolves the problem.

If not, you might want to run IE without add ons. If it works, you may then turn them off one at a time and locate the problematic one. Right click the IE icon on your desktop and choose "Start without Add-ons".

Gil
Left by Gil on Mar 14, 2010 1:34 AM

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I have IE7 and all buttons are vertical. Tried changing themes with no luck. Can't upgrade to IE8 because of policy at work.. Any suggestions to how I can resolve the problem?
Left by Christine on Jun 17, 2010 9:57 PM

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I'm having terrible problems with Gmail and ie8. None of the suggestions here or anywhere else I've tried work. When I display gmail, it keeps bouncing between www.mail.google.com/mail and www.google.com/mail. Recent changes including 'syncing' to offline (which I've uninstalled and disabled) and 'keep me signed in'. Any help??
Left by Laura on Jul 21, 2010 3:47 AM

# re: GMail.com and IE 8 – Does anyone else have this problem
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I had the same issue but once I add goodle and gmail to compatibility list, it fixed it.

Go to Tools --> Compatibility View Settings --> add gmail.com and/or google.com

Refresh your gmail and it should be fixed.
Left by Bader Cheema on Nov 03, 2010 4:14 AM

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