Norse Apps - New Look

On January 4th, Norse Apps will be getting a new look. This change is being pushed out by Google in an effort to provide improved consistency, usability, and flexibly across different platforms and web browsers.

New features include automatically adapting to the screen size, ability to change your display density, allows for resizing of Labels or Chat, better search and filter controls, and more. You can see these features and more at https://mail.google.com/mail/help/intl/en/newlook.html.

This new look is already the default for Calendar, Docs, and Sites.

Users that have not already switched over can opt-in by following the simple instructions below.

Norse Mail

  1. In Norse Mail, at the top of the page, click on Switch to the new look.
  2. Click on Settings (the gear icon) and choose a display density:
    1. Comfortable (most whitespace)
    2. Cozy (less whitespace)
    3. Compact(least whitespace)
  3. To switch back to the old interface, click on Settings (the gear icon) and choose Revert to the old look temporarily.

Norse Calendar

  1. In Norse Calendar, click on Options (the gear icon) and choose Use the classic look.
  2. To go back to the new look, click on Options (the gear icon) and choose Try the new look.

Google Docs

  1. In the Google Docs list, click on Settings (the gear icon) and choose a display density:
    1. Comfortable (most whitespace)
    2. Cozy (less whitespace)
    3. Compact(least whitespace)
  2. To switch back to the old interface, click on Settings (the gear icon) and choose Use the classic look.

NOTE: Older web browsers (Internet Explorer 7 or older, Firefox 3.6 or older) will not support these changes and must be upgraded. Most Luther workstations have already been upgraded. Contact the Technology Help Desk (x1000 or [email protected]) if you have any concerns about your browser.