How to open an email in your own window in Gmail

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  1. Open emails in separate windows without distracting elements
  2. Open an email in its own Gmail window
  3. Turn off the conversation view
  4. Use Print Layout to open individual emails from conversations

Open emails in separate windows without distracting elements

Open your Gmail messages and conversations in separate browser tabs or windows to eliminate distractions and view multiple emails at once. You can open as many emails in new windows or tabs as your browser allows, and you can continue to read emails even after you’ve deleted or archived them in your inbox.

If you have a pop-up blocker enabled, you may need to disable it for this Gmail feature to work properly.

Open an email in its own Gmail window

Press and hold the key . to open each message in a separate browser window with Gmail Shift . You can organize windows and view them at the same time. Use this simple method if you are not using the conversation view. If you are using it but want to use this method, you can turn off the conversation view in the Settings menu.

Turn off the conversation view

If you want to open individual messages in separate windows instead of conversations, make sure Gmail has turned off conversation view first:

  1. Click the Gmail gear icon Settings .

  2. Select Settings in the drop-down menu.

  3. Go to the tab Occur often . Make sure the section View a conversation selected Show conversation off .

  4. Click Saving Changes .

Use Print Layout to open individual emails from conversations

As an alternative to disabling Conversation View, you can leave it enabled and use Print Layout to open individual emails in separate browser windows or tabs.

  1. Open the conversation that contains the message.

  2. When you see it Show cropped content with dots () at the bottom of the conversation, tap it to view all emails in the conversation.

  3. Click on icon Lake next to the arrow Answer for a single email that you want to open in a separate window.

  4. Select seal in the drop-down menu.

  5. Cancel the browser’s print window when it appears to leave a message in a separate window

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