Whatever you think of the new Gmail compose feature, it’ always useful to open an email in a new tab. Clicking Ctrl allows you to do just that. These are the Ctrl – clicks that open a new tab:

  • Ctrl + Compose to compose an email in a new tab – no matter which compose window default you have switched on
  • Ctrl + mouse click on an email in your inbox to open the email conversation in a new tab
  • Ctrl + mouse click on the expand arrow icon in the top right of an open email
  • Ctrl + mouse click on the expand arrow icon in the top right of an open chat window

Using Shift instead of Ctrl opens in a new window.

Let us know what you think about this tip, or if you find any more places you can use the Ctrl button to open a new tab in Gmail, in the Comments below.