Modified 23 January 2020 by Eugen Plesa

If you have a history with Outlook and you’re now on Gmail. You’ve probably tried double clicking a few times and yep you’re right, nothing happens!

 There’s 2 questions we get asked regularly…

  1. Can I open an email in a separate window or tab, so I can have multiple emails open at once?
  2. Can I have the compose box open in a separate window?

The answer to both these questions is YES!... And the answer is easy.


All you have to do is hold SHIFT when selecting an email you want open or when you click Compose.

SHIFT+click = Opens in a new window

ctrl+click     = Opens in a new tab in Chrome (cmd on Macs)


Tip from CloudShed