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mardi 12 avril 2011

Two interfaces for contacts

There are two contacts interfaces, with different features:

Be sure to use the first one. It is more powerful and is keyboard shortcut-compatible (provided you activated the shortcut in settings, you can compose a new mail by hitting c with the embedded interface, something you cannot do with the dedicated interface. Plus, it is simpler for Gmail user, because this is what they know the best. Really, there is only two good thing to consider:
  • Its three-panel layout
  • Newly-created contacts default to the selected group. In Gmail regular, newly created contact default to My Contacts, which make it hard to properly organize contacts.

Again: don’t use the dedicated interface.

I asked for a merge at Google Help forum, where Google employees wander and sometimes honour requests.