(BTW, is there any way to edit posts or comments? No, right?)
Also, what’s nice is that they are finally getting rid of some of the usage of Silverlight.
The whole upload mechanism used to be handled by Silverlight. (I remember, “add attachments” used to be an attach icon above the message body area, and if you right-click on it, you see a menu that says, “Silverlight”, which indicates that it is in fact a Silverlight control. Furthermore, IIRC, when you are uploading, the animation was Silverlight as well.)
Now, as far as I can tell, it is all HTML5.
Now, if only they could make the “View slide show” feature in received/sent emails also non-Silverlight.
(Honestly, it’s just a slideshow in a lightbox; it really doesn’t require Silverlight…)
Drag & drop into Gmail compose window works just fine.
Drag & drop files are included as attachments, except if they are images in which case they are embedded inline.
Clicking “attach a file” let’s you insert files as attachments
Clicking “insert photo” let’s you insert pictures inline, but they must be selected one at a time Outlook
Drag & drop files are included as attachments
Clicking “Insert files as attachments” let’s you insert files as attachments
Clicking “Insert pictures inline” let’s you insert pictures inline
Upon some further testing,
I realized something about Gmail’s new Compose box.
What Mojave3012 said (“Drag & drop into Gmail compose window works just fine.”) and what Firefly7475 said (“Drag & drop files are included as attachments, except if they are images in which case they are embedded inline.”) are both true in certain circumstances.
The exact behavior is as follows:
- When you drag and drop multiple files into Gmail’s new Compose box,
it will attach the files, regardless of the types of the files.
- When you drag and drop a single file,
then if it is an image, it will include the image inline,
and if it is not an image, it will attach the non-image file.
I did not realize this before, as I was using a single file when I was testing.
I must say that IMO, this is not exactly obvious. I wouldn’t have guessed that this is how it behaves. I would much rather that either it always attaches or either it always inserts inline. (In Gmail’s old Compose screen, dragging to the “attachment” zone would always attach.)