Serious bug Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Three stars for it still working for composing, but it now has a serious bug preventing the Contacts from loading within G-Mail, and also the pictures of chat contacts from loading. I don't care about the pictures, but the lack of being able to open my Contacts is a serious problem. Pity, because it is otherwise a great add-on. Problem with contacts exists since version 35 of FF

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Locks up Compose completely - FF 35.01 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This totally locked up my ability to compose anything in gmail. The active link on the compose button was not there after installing this add-on. All was fine after I removed this app. I was looking for "Fix Compose for Gmail" like on Chrome, but they don't provide it for FF. :(

Issue with multiply accounts Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Good idea but when I enabled this plugin the button for switching to another opened gmail account was disappeared.
Plugin version - 2.2.8
Browser - Firefox v.35

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great add-on, but it may be on its way out. This morning, I had an error message at the top of my gmail page saying "This version of Firefox is no longer supported. Please upgrade to asupported browser."

Love it, love it, love it, thank you so much to the developers Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am happiest with version 0.1 of the plugin - works absolutely fine for me. This plugin ended months of frustration as the awful new Gmail compose had caused me to constantly send emails to myself by mistake when I hit the reply button after receiving emails sent from my webform. Now with OldCompose I can keep in view who I am replying to and which identity I am sending as.

Boomerang Doesn't Appear Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I tried this extension some time ago, but it didn't play well with Boomerang, so I deactivated/deleted it. I read an article about how the new version was written from the ground up to play well with other extensions - including Boomerang. So I installed the latest version - 2.2.8 as I write this. After installing and restarting Firefox 28, I opened a new compose window and everything looked/functioned fine, except there's no Boomerang button for sending later. Unless someone has a solution, it looks like I'll be dumping this version too.

Also, when checking to see the version for the extension, I couldn't find it in the list of Extensions in FF's Add-Ons window. Why? Because it's not named "Old Compose"! It's named "Restore Your Gmail Settings" What's up with that?

New glitch Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've been using this add-on for a while, but noticed a couple of days ago that when it is enabled, my Google+ notification bell no longer appears in Gmail, for both the original version 0.1 and the latest version 2.2.8. (I haven't tested all the ones in between.)

I have been using FF24 since its release, and have not changed anything recently that would account for this.

Anybody have any ideas about this?

Update: Have switched to FF30 and the problem persists.

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Old Compose actual version is going badly, but first 0.1 version is OK ! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Something is going badly , many months working fine but today things and icons on the composer appear all mixed up. May be a problem with firefox 29.0.1 last update or changes from Gmail UI. Any idea ?

Edited: Thanks to idno0001 , just re-install the very first 0.1 version ! and our beloved old style clean composer is back !
find it here:

Anyway I encourage to Oldcompose to fix the plugging in order to avoid security issues.

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Old Compose WAS working, until arrived Rated 5 out of 5 stars

**Note: 5 star rating is given for the original old compose only.

I've no idea how it happened, but gmail's Old Compose has been working fine for several months, then all of a sudden a few hours ago, an email dropped in from '' and instantly, gmail reverted back to the unwanted new style.

I've tried downloading it from Mozilla's site - it goes through the motions of downloading, but gmail is still stuck in the new format. There is also no 'blue icon' in options to click on.

I'd like to know what was in that email that it screwed up the old compose I'd been using without problems for several months? - because I sense something (typically) suspicious where anything Google is concerned.

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Great addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Switching back to Classic Compose got me my ItsAllText back.

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Help! Where can I download version 0.1?? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for the info about version 0.1. Do you know where I can download that older version? I can't find anything via Goggle other than the current version. Thanks! (Rating is for the previously functional version.)

Edited on 2014-05-16 to add: Thanks, idno0001, for reminding me about the "complete version history" downloads! I re-installed version 0.8 AND turned off automatic updates. Old Compose now works as it should, once again. Whew!

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Version 0.1 works Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I installed version 0.1 and disabled automatic updates, and it seems to be working fine again. (The 5 star rating is for the old version.)

Edit: the older versions are available at the bottom of the add-on page - click "Version Information" and then "See complete version history".

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Since today it does not work anymore Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Google has - as expected - changed something

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Oh thank you thank you thank you Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was at my wits end with the awful scrolling when composing messages (especially replies) in gmail. This add-on makes my life so much better!

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Wants access to your Google Account info (First/Last Name/E-mail Address) / Tracks installs via GA / Obfuscated/Minified Source Rated 2 out of 5 stars


     ● Restores Gmail's Old Compose Window!!! :-) 5 Stars for this part!


     ● Weird "Are you ready to restore your beautiful classic compose settings?!" when visiting Gmail for 1st time after install.
     ● If you say Yes to that, a window pops up & you are prompted again, by Google, to give the "App" (this Addon)
        access to some of your info (Full Name/E-mail). At which point, you should say Cancel.

                        ███ This Addon DOES NOT need that info to do what it does ███

     ● Tracking on install: bootstrap.js sends a ping to, to track installs.
     ● The source code is Obfuscated (or at least "minified"), hindering analysis of "WTF it's doing".
     ● The Google Chrome version has already been removed from the Chrome Web Store...wonder why?
        (I don't use Google Chrome, but did they remove it for these same reasons?)

Overall, the Addon is only 27KB, but I can't really find ANY REASON why it works. I mean, it DOES work, but how? 99% of the code is simply tracking/analytics code. I don't see anything that "makes it restore the old compose". It appears that when you load Gmail, it appends 2 JavaScript files to the page, one of which is the useless authorization.js, that only displays that weird question/tries to get authed into your account. The other file is which is direct from Google, I can't imagine Google would still be hosting a way to restore the old compose, so HOW does this Addon work in the 1st place?

Looks like version 0.1 was the best version, without all the Tracking & Obfuscated Source (versions less than 0.5, also didn't have tracking). Also, as far as I can tell, this "works" by hijacking the User Agent sent to Gmail, which is the ONLY thing 0.1 did, before all the extra "cruft" was added.

To Addon Dev: I'm sorry for this bad Review, I actually do like the Old Compose & this Addon does bring it back, but could you explain, why your Addon does all this tracking, without mentioning it on this AMO page?...& why do you NEED to OAuth into my Google Account? If you can explain this, I may change my review. I wanted to rate it 5 stars, before I noticed all this "extra" unnecessary stuff.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great is more easy to copy and review attachment file

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

AWESOME, override google's stupidity to block my plugin it's all text! Now I use vim and GPG inside vim and gmail.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Superb! Google take note, your new design isn't practical!

If you write emails using gmail's web interface then this is an absolute must, no more scrolling up or attempting to remember what you were replying to!

FANTASTIC addon! thank you!

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

You're my hero. THANK YOU!

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Awesome, but will it last? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Unless I am mistaken, it appears the plugin just changes the user-agent header in order to trick GMail to provide the older composition interface. If this is the case, then this plugin, as of this writing, will only function as long as Google keeps the old composition interface available.

I give it five stars for now, but I would not be surprised if Google pulls the rug out.

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