The latest announcement at Gmail blog covers some of the experimental features (Gmail Labs) that will graduate the Labs, or, in other words, will become a part of the Gmail service, and some features that will retire, or, in other words, will be completely removed. While usually changes like this don’t affect myself much, this time I am in the minority. That is, I am using one of those features that will be retired – Fixed Width Font.
A lot of my emails have to do with coding and from automated scripts that send me the output. These make much more sense when displayed with fixed width font. Vertical alignment, tabulation levels, and simple table-like structures – these all break horribly when viewed with variable width font. Too bad that’s how I’ll have to look at it now.
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Although ideally not the best solution, if push comes to shove, you could try and use something like http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/17869
If the script is broken, or if you can’t find one which is working, tell me and I’ll sort it out for you ;-)
Or you could modify the scripts to send HTML with the code wrapped in pre tags.
yes, that would work, except for the fact that I don’t necessarily control all of those applications that send such emails, and people who send code.
They have been breaking lots of stuff lately. http://www.google.com/support/.....#038;hl=en They are being some real cowboys.
I agree, I think dropping fixed width font is a mistake.
this is a simple trick,and I use it.