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Recently Yahoo changed the UI of the Yahoo Mail service. I am curious what you think about it?

There's one "retro" function - keyboard shortcuts :-)

  • and what is really interesting about them I started using some
  • eventhough never used keyboard shortcuts in mail apps before

Here's a screenshot!

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I wouldn't call keyboard shortcuts retro, I think of them as absolutely essential if you want to use a site effectively. –  johnny Apr 29 '11 at 8:42
    
I can't mention any other web mail service which has built in keyboard shortcuts –  Roland Pokornyik Apr 29 '11 at 12:25
    
Let's take this discussion to chat. If you want to zero in on some specific aspect of the new interface (keyboard shortcuts?), feel free to ask another question that follows the guidelines in the FAQ. –  Patrick McElhaney Apr 29 '11 at 13:08
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Although I don't want to close the question, I think the grammar police need to make an arrest. If the question was, "How important are keyboard shortcuts? Example: Y! Mail" I would have been less confused about the question. (Short answer: Keyboard Shortcuts are essential to giving power users a sense of extra power." –  Glen Lipka Apr 29 '11 at 16:21
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I might miss some intended humor here, but it does look like Gmail and Gmail has very good keyboard shortcuts.

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It looks great! Much better than it did. I would also agree that they are trending toward the Gmail look, which is a good thing for users who do not wish to move away from Yahoo!.

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Am i missing something here? This screenshot is actually the old(er) UI for Yahoo mail. They've updated it (again) within the last month or two.

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