Gmail as of Aug 13 will not open in Standard mode, it forces HTML mode only on Brave Browser, please help!

That’s great, the errors from the console might be of help to resolve the issue!

@AgentStarling provided the following log through a DM:

Console log
mail.google.com/:1 [DOM] Found 2 elements with non-unique id #null: (More info: https://goo.gl/9p2vKq) <form id=​"null" action=​"?ui=html&zy=s" method=​"post">​…​</form>​ <form id=​"null" action=​"?ui=html&zy=d" method=​"post">​…​</form>​
m=a:1754 Deprecated API for given entry type.
fyd.activate @ m=a:1754
Bzd @ m=a:1832
Azd.initialize @ m=a:1829
_.V1a.onLoad @ m=b:722
_.u.gsa @ m=b:3883
_.u.gsa @ m=b:1068
_.B @ m=b:112
(anonymous) @ m=a:2206
(anonymous) @ (index):22
Promise.then (async)
B.<computed> @ (index):22
(anonymous) @ m=a:3
m=rn4kU,yWJZbc,PaBahd,MMhUM,cs,zm225,o2ajQe,kRtote,Av2a7c,kbPIy,igbF5,Trl7bc,cv,dFpypf,MigGy,jVZ0pe,rMQdJc,Sz7W7c,CTcde,NVcOs,PZhDZb,Aihl6c,J03Die:210 POST https://mail-ads.google.com/mail/u/0/ads/main_jspb?rt=r&client=25 net::ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT
dao @ m=rn4kU,yWJZbc,PaBahd,MMhUM,cs,zm225,o2ajQe,kRtote,Av2a7c,kbPIy,igbF5,Trl7bc,cv,dFpypf,MigGy,jVZ0pe,rMQdJc,Sz7W7c,CTcde,NVcOs,PZhDZb,Aihl6c,J03Die:210
$n.ha @ m=rn4kU,yWJZbc,PaBahd,MMhUM,cs,zm225,o2ajQe,kRtote,Av2a7c,kbPIy,igbF5,Trl7bc,cv,dFpypf,MigGy,jVZ0pe,rMQdJc,Sz7W7c,CTcde,NVcOs,PZhDZb,Aihl6c,J03Die:206
hao.ha @ m=rn4kU,yWJZbc,PaBahd,MMhUM,cs,zm225,o2ajQe,kRtote,Av2a7c,kbPIy,igbF5,Trl7bc,cv,dFpypf,MigGy,jVZ0pe,rMQdJc,Sz7W7c,CTcde,NVcOs,PZhDZb,Aihl6c,J03Die:214
M$n.ha @ m=rn4kU,yWJZbc,PaBahd,MMhUM,cs,zm225,o2ajQe,kRtote,Av2a7c,kbPIy,igbF5,Trl7bc,cv,dFpypf,MigGy,jVZ0pe,rMQdJc,Sz7W7c,CTcde,NVcOs,PZhDZb,Aihl6c,J03Die:192
G$n.ha @ m=rn4kU,yWJZbc,PaBahd,MMhUM,cs,zm225,o2ajQe,kRtote,Av2a7c,kbPIy,igbF5,Trl7bc,cv,dFpypf,MigGy,jVZ0pe,rMQdJc,Sz7W7c,CTcde,NVcOs,PZhDZb,Aihl6c,J03Die:185
G$n.ha @ m=rn4kU,yWJZbc,PaBahd,MMhUM,cs,zm225,o2ajQe,kRtote,Av2a7c,kbPIy,igbF5,Trl7bc,cv,dFpypf,MigGy,jVZ0pe,rMQdJc,Sz7W7c,CTcde,NVcOs,PZhDZb,Aihl6c,J03Die:185
(anonymous) @ m=rn4kU,yWJZbc,PaBahd,MMhUM,cs,zm225,o2ajQe,kRtote,Av2a7c,kbPIy,igbF5,Trl7bc,cv,dFpypf,MigGy,jVZ0pe,rMQdJc,Sz7W7c,CTcde,NVcOs,PZhDZb,Aihl6c,J03Die:187
m6a.ha @ m=b:915
_.LG @ m=b:2289
uMe @ m=ebdd,sps,l,spit,t,lLYctc,anc:464
xMe @ m=ebdd,sps,l,spit,t,lLYctc,anc:465
zMe @ m=ebdd,sps,l,spit,t,lLYctc,anc:465
(anonymous) @ m=ebdd,sps,l,spit,t,lLYctc,anc:466
hUa.wa @ m=b:452
(anonymous) @ m=b:3483
hUa.wa @ m=b:452
_.BCc @ m=b:3500
(anonymous) @ m=b:3498
CCc.handleEvent @ m=b:3497
postMessage (async)
jCc @ m=b:3489
_.DCc.wa @ m=b:3498
_.JCc @ m=b:3499
PBc @ m=b:3499
HBc @ m=b:3483
_.FBc.Ao @ m=b:3480
S5a.Ao @ m=b:898
D0a @ m=b:893
B0a @ m=b:671
Sw.ha @ m=b:670
D2b.ha @ m=b:2280
(anonymous) @ m=ebdd,sps,l,spit,t,lLYctc,anc:395
L2b.oa @ m=b:2284
y6a.wa @ m=b:929
O5a.Ao @ m=b:896
b3b.Ao @ m=b:2297
D0a @ m=b:893
B0a @ m=b:671
Sw.ha @ m=b:670
j6a.Ia @ m=b:913
g6a.wa @ m=b:908
O5a.Ao @ m=b:896
D0a @ m=b:893
B0a @ m=b:671
Sw.ha @ m=b:670
D2b.ha @ m=b:2280
(anonymous) @ m=b:3719
Promise.then (async)
_.kM @ m=b:3719
Hhf.load @ m=ebdd,sps,l,spit,t,lLYctc,anc:986
uhf @ m=ebdd,sps,l,spit,t,lLYctc,anc:982
vhf.ha @ m=ebdd,sps,l,spit,t,lLYctc,anc:982
(anonymous) @ m=ebdd,sps,l,spit,t,lLYctc,anc:402
m6a.ha @ m=b:915
_.LG @ m=b:2289
S2b.wa @ m=b:2288
(anonymous) @ m=b:3483
hUa.wa @ m=b:452
_.BCc @ m=b:3500
(anonymous) @ m=b:3498
CCc.handleEvent @ m=b:3497
postMessage (async)
jCc @ m=b:3489
_.DCc.wa @ m=b:3498
_.JCc @ m=b:3499
PBc @ m=b:3499
HBc @ m=b:3483
_.FBc.Ao @ m=b:3480
_.QG @ m=b:2294
QAc.hw @ m=b:3461
_.wDc.Ci @ m=b:3518
(anonymous) @ m=Zxsddf:38
l6a.oa @ m=b:912
h6a.Ya @ m=b:910
g6a.wa @ m=b:908
O5a.Ao @ m=b:896
D0a @ m=b:893
_.u.Qx @ m=b:669
_.i6a @ m=b:907
_.Cy @ m=b:922
(anonymous) @ m=Zxsddf:38
m6a.ha @ m=b:915
_.LG @ m=b:2289
S2b.wa @ m=b:2288
O5a.Ao @ m=b:896
_.QG @ m=b:2294
_.BCe @ m=ebdd,sps,l,spit,t,lLYctc,anc:364
tLe.ha @ m=ebdd,sps,l,spit,t,lLYctc,anc:454
EUo @ m=Zxsddf:38
UUo.start @ m=Zxsddf:45
(anonymous) @ m=m,m_i,i20jfd,lKrWxc,hkjXJ,gYOl6d,HXLjIb,DL8jZe,xaQcye,oRmHt,E1P0kd,pE92lb,v2eEBc:1709
(anonymous) @ m=b:143
_.Fq.x6b @ m=b:352
Promise.then (async)
_.Fq.I1 @ m=b:352
_.Fq @ m=b:352
nQa @ m=b:360
_.Lp.OJ @ m=b:359
_.Lp.kEd @ m=b:359
l @ m=b:360
Promise.then (async)
w0a @ m=b:667
Sw.then @ m=b:673
pQa @ m=b:360
eQa @ m=b:360
_.Lp.OJ @ m=b:359
(anonymous) @ m=b:353
g.wa @ m=b:358
_.Lp.dma @ m=b:362
mQa @ m=b:361
_.Lp.kMa @ m=b:361
_.Fq.x6b @ m=b:352
Promise.then (async)
_.Fq.I1 @ m=b:352
_.Fq @ m=b:352
nQa @ m=b:360
_.Lp.OJ @ m=b:359
(anonymous) @ m=b:353
_.Kp.kW @ m=b:747
_.Ax @ m=b:744
_.Kp.then @ m=b:745
(anonymous) @ m=m,m_i,i20jfd,lKrWxc,hkjXJ,gYOl6d,HXLjIb,DL8jZe,xaQcye,oRmHt,E1P0kd,pE92lb,v2eEBc:1709
(anonymous) @ m=a:1826
(anonymous) @ m=ebdd,sps,l,spit,t,lLYctc,anc:733
m6a.ha @ m=b:915
_.LG @ m=b:2289
(anonymous) @ m=ebdd,sps,l,spit,t,lLYctc,anc:459
m6a.ha @ m=b:915
_.LG @ m=b:2289
S2b.wa @ m=b:2288
(anonymous) @ m=b:3483
hUa.wa @ m=b:452
_.BCc @ m=b:3500
(anonymous) @ m=b:3498
CCc.handleEvent @ m=b:3497
postMessage (async)
jCc @ m=b:3489
_.DCc.wa @ m=b:3498
_.JCc @ m=b:3499
PBc @ m=b:3499
HBc @ m=b:3483
_.FBc.Ao @ m=b:3480
_.QG @ m=b:2294
PFe @ m=ebdd,sps,l,spit,t,lLYctc,anc:402
_.u.$0 @ m=ebdd,sps,l,spit,t,lLYctc,anc:403
(anonymous) @ m=ebdd,sps,l,spit,t,lLYctc,anc:403
m6a.ha @ m=b:915
_.LG @ m=b:2289
fnc.Ha @ m=b:3182
(anonymous) @ m=b:3218
m6a.ha @ m=b:915
_.LG @ m=b:2289
hnc.Ha @ m=b:3184
_.u.Mpa @ m=ebdd,sps,l,spit,t,lLYctc,anc:805
(anonymous) @ m=rn4kU,yWJZbc,PaBahd,MMhUM,cs,zm225,o2ajQe,kRtote,Av2a7c,kbPIy,igbF5,Trl7bc,cv,dFpypf,MigGy,jVZ0pe,rMQdJc,Sz7W7c,CTcde,NVcOs,PZhDZb,Aihl6c,J03Die:4853
(anonymous) @ m=m,m_i,i20jfd,lKrWxc,hkjXJ,gYOl6d,HXLjIb,DL8jZe,xaQcye,oRmHt,E1P0kd,pE92lb,v2eEBc:2067
(anonymous) @ m=m,m_i,i20jfd,lKrWxc,hkjXJ,gYOl6d,HXLjIb,DL8jZe,xaQcye,oRmHt,E1P0kd,pE92lb,v2eEBc:2067
g.wa @ m=b:358
_.Lp.dma @ m=b:362
mQa @ m=b:361
_.Lp.kMa @ m=b:361
_.Fq.x6b @ m=b:352
Promise.then (async)
_.Fq.I1 @ m=b:352
_.Fq @ m=b:352
nQa @ m=b:360
_.Lp.OJ @ m=b:359
(anonymous) @ m=b:353
(anonymous) @ m=b:3885
_.T1a.execute @ m=b:719
e @ m=b:1201
Z1a @ m=b:722
_.V1a.onLoad @ m=b:722
_.u.gsa @ m=b:3883
_.u.gsa @ m=b:1068
_.B @ m=b:112
(anonymous) @ m=rn4kU,yWJZbc,PaBahd,MMhUM,cs,zm225,o2ajQe,kRtote,Av2a7c,kbPIy,igbF5,Trl7bc,cv,dFpypf,MigGy,jVZ0pe,rMQdJc,Sz7W7c,CTcde,NVcOs,PZhDZb,Aihl6c,J03Die:28
(anonymous) @ m=rn4kU,yWJZbc,PaBahd,MMhUM,cs,zm225,o2ajQe,kRtote,Av2a7c,kbPIy,igbF5,Trl7bc,cv,dFpypf,MigGy,jVZ0pe,rMQdJc,Sz7W7c,CTcde,NVcOs,PZhDZb,Aihl6c,J03Die:5668
Unchecked runtime.lastError: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.
Unchecked runtime.lastError: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.
Unchecked runtime.lastError: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.
Unchecked runtime.lastError: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.
Unchecked runtime.lastError: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.
Unchecked runtime.lastError: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.
Unchecked runtime.lastError: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.
Unchecked runtime.lastError: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.
Unchecked runtime.lastError: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.
Unchecked runtime.lastError: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.
Unchecked runtime.lastError: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.
Unchecked runtime.lastError: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.
Unchecked runtime.lastError: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.
Unchecked runtime.lastError: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.
Unchecked runtime.lastError: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.
Unchecked runtime.lastError: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.
Unchecked runtime.lastError: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.
Unchecked runtime.lastError: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.
m=b:1000 POST https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/flushimpressions?ui=2&ik=68e152ba31&jsver=g89G45E-siA.en_GB.&cbl=gmail_fe_210806.06_p2&_reqid=639114&pcd=1&cfact=7416%2C7782%2C7518%2C7514%2C7113%2C7433%2C7546%2C7057%2C7753%2C7682%2C7594%2C7677%2C7030%2C7758%2C7496%2C7424%2C7766&cfinact=7689%2C7683%2C7117%2C7544%2C7056%2C7521%2C7754%2C7543%2C7085%2C7082%2C7580%2C7595%2C7799%2C7058%2C7684%2C7767%2C7690%2C7640%2C7086%2C7802%2C7512%2C7577%2C7083%2C7084%2C7421%2C7563&mb=0&rt=j net::ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT
_.Wy.send @ m=b:1000
_.u.h8 @ m=b:1685
_.vD.Kub @ m=b:1665
_.u.Kub @ m=a:1762
_.NHb @ m=b:1666
_.vD.Ka @ m=b:1666
_.vD.send @ m=b:1661
_.u.send @ m=a:1760
_.u.send @ m=b:1645
Xsl @ m=lC97vf:9
Wsl.Ca @ m=lC97vf:8
(anonymous) @ m=m,m_i,i20jfd,lKrWxc,hkjXJ,gYOl6d,HXLjIb,DL8jZe,xaQcye,oRmHt,E1P0kd,pE92lb,v2eEBc:1023
g.wa @ m=b:358
_.Lp.dma @ m=b:362
mQa @ m=b:361
_.Lp.kMa @ m=b:361
(anonymous) @ m=ZThjHe,cXmWHe,mib1Lb,PDSZTe,Wwwwbc,pmnVQ,M184fc,ZUhrff,x8nlqe,xivAT,jPErQb,Z16oCd,wS0DLb,wHcxDd,Q8AZuf,MAQNkf,djoBOd,AQzzK:657
hUa.wa @ m=b:452
(anonymous) @ m=b:3483
hUa.wa @ m=b:452
_.BCc @ m=b:3500
(anonymous) @ m=b:3498
CCc.handleEvent @ m=b:3497
postMessage (async)
jCc @ m=b:3489
_.DCc.wa @ m=b:3498
_.JCc @ m=b:3499
PBc @ m=b:3499
HBc @ m=b:3483
_.FBc.Ao @ m=b:3480
(anonymous) @ m=ZThjHe,cXmWHe,mib1Lb,PDSZTe,Wwwwbc,pmnVQ,M184fc,ZUhrff,x8nlqe,xivAT,jPErQb,Z16oCd,wS0DLb,wHcxDd,Q8AZuf,MAQNkf,djoBOd,AQzzK:657
nQa @ m=b:360
_.Lp.OJ @ m=b:359
(anonymous) @ m=b:353
(anonymous) @ m=b:3885
_.T1a.execute @ m=b:719
e @ m=b:1201
Z1a @ m=b:722
_.V1a.onLoad @ m=b:722
_.u.gsa @ m=b:3883
_.u.gsa @ m=b:1068
_.B @ m=b:112
(anonymous) @ m=lC97vf:11
(anonymous) @ m=lC97vf:15
m=f6apvd:10 GET https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?sw=2 net::ERR_FAILED
P7k @ m=f6apvd:10
u8k @ m=f6apvd:24
W8k @ m=f6apvd:54
_.R8k.Dvb @ m=f6apvd:53
(anonymous) @ m=m,m_i,i20jfd,lKrWxc,hkjXJ,gYOl6d,HXLjIb,DL8jZe,xaQcye,oRmHt,E1P0kd,pE92lb,v2eEBc:1026
g.wa @ m=b:358
_.Lp.dma @ m=b:362
mQa @ m=b:361
_.Lp.kMa @ m=b:361
(anonymous) @ m=ZThjHe,cXmWHe,mib1Lb,PDSZTe,Wwwwbc,pmnVQ,M184fc,ZUhrff,x8nlqe,xivAT,jPErQb,Z16oCd,wS0DLb,wHcxDd,Q8AZuf,MAQNkf,djoBOd,AQzzK:657
hUa.wa @ m=b:452
(anonymous) @ m=b:3483
hUa.wa @ m=b:452
_.BCc @ m=b:3500
(anonymous) @ m=b:3498
CCc.handleEvent @ m=b:3497
postMessage (async)
jCc @ m=b:3489
_.DCc.wa @ m=b:3498
_.JCc @ m=b:3499
PBc @ m=b:3499
HBc @ m=b:3483
_.FBc.Ao @ m=b:3480
(anonymous) @ m=ZThjHe,cXmWHe,mib1Lb,PDSZTe,Wwwwbc,pmnVQ,M184fc,ZUhrff,x8nlqe,xivAT,jPErQb,Z16oCd,wS0DLb,wHcxDd,Q8AZuf,MAQNkf,djoBOd,AQzzK:657
nQa @ m=b:360
_.Lp.OJ @ m=b:359
_.Lp.kEd @ m=b:359
l @ m=b:360
Promise.then (async)
pQa @ m=b:360
eQa @ m=b:360
_.Lp.OJ @ m=b:359
(anonymous) @ m=b:353
g.wa @ m=b:358
_.Lp.dma @ m=b:362
mQa @ m=b:361
_.Lp.kMa @ m=b:361
(anonymous) @ m=ZThjHe,cXmWHe,mib1Lb,PDSZTe,Wwwwbc,pmnVQ,M184fc,ZUhrff,x8nlqe,xivAT,jPErQb,Z16oCd,wS0DLb,wHcxDd,Q8AZuf,MAQNkf,djoBOd,AQzzK:657
hUa.wa @ m=b:452
(anonymous) @ m=b:3483
hUa.wa @ m=b:452
_.BCc @ m=b:3500
(anonymous) @ m=b:3498
CCc.handleEvent @ m=b:3497
postMessage (async)
jCc @ m=b:3489
_.DCc.wa @ m=b:3498
_.JCc @ m=b:3499
PBc @ m=b:3499
HBc @ m=b:3483
_.FBc.Ao @ m=b:3480
(anonymous) @ m=ZThjHe,cXmWHe,mib1Lb,PDSZTe,Wwwwbc,pmnVQ,M184fc,ZUhrff,x8nlqe,xivAT,jPErQb,Z16oCd,wS0DLb,wHcxDd,Q8AZuf,MAQNkf,djoBOd,AQzzK:657
nQa @ m=b:360
_.Lp.OJ @ m=b:359
(anonymous) @ m=b:353
(anonymous) @ m=b:3885
_.T1a.execute @ m=b:719
e @ m=b:1201
Z1a @ m=b:722
_.V1a.onLoad @ m=b:722
_.u.gsa @ m=b:3883
_.u.gsa @ m=b:1068
_.B @ m=b:112
(anonymous) @ m=f6apvd:56
(anonymous) @ m=f6apvd:60
/mail/u/0/#inbox:1 Uncaught (in promise) TypeError: Failed to fetch
Promise.then (async)
_.R8k.Dvb @ m=f6apvd:53
(anonymous) @ m=m,m_i,i20jfd,lKrWxc,hkjXJ,gYOl6d,HXLjIb,DL8jZe,xaQcye,oRmHt,E1P0kd,pE92lb,v2eEBc:1026
g.wa @ m=b:358
_.Lp.dma @ m=b:362
mQa @ m=b:361
_.Lp.kMa @ m=b:361
(anonymous) @ m=ZThjHe,cXmWHe,mib1Lb,PDSZTe,Wwwwbc,pmnVQ,M184fc,ZUhrff,x8nlqe,xivAT,jPErQb,Z16oCd,wS0DLb,wHcxDd,Q8AZuf,MAQNkf,djoBOd,AQzzK:657
hUa.wa @ m=b:452
(anonymous) @ m=b:3483
hUa.wa @ m=b:452
_.BCc @ m=b:3500
(anonymous) @ m=b:3498
CCc.handleEvent @ m=b:3497
postMessage (async)
jCc @ m=b:3489
_.DCc.wa @ m=b:3498
_.JCc @ m=b:3499
PBc @ m=b:3499
HBc @ m=b:3483
_.FBc.Ao @ m=b:3480
(anonymous) @ m=ZThjHe,cXmWHe,mib1Lb,PDSZTe,Wwwwbc,pmnVQ,M184fc,ZUhrff,x8nlqe,xivAT,jPErQb,Z16oCd,wS0DLb,wHcxDd,Q8AZuf,MAQNkf,djoBOd,AQzzK:657
nQa @ m=b:360
_.Lp.OJ @ m=b:359
_.Lp.kEd @ m=b:359
l @ m=b:360
Promise.then (async)
pQa @ m=b:360
eQa @ m=b:360
_.Lp.OJ @ m=b:359
(anonymous) @ m=b:353
g.wa @ m=b:358
_.Lp.dma @ m=b:362
mQa @ m=b:361
_.Lp.kMa @ m=b:361
(anonymous) @ m=ZThjHe,cXmWHe,mib1Lb,PDSZTe,Wwwwbc,pmnVQ,M184fc,ZUhrff,x8nlqe,xivAT,jPErQb,Z16oCd,wS0DLb,wHcxDd,Q8AZuf,MAQNkf,djoBOd,AQzzK:657
hUa.wa @ m=b:452
(anonymous) @ m=b:3483
hUa.wa @ m=b:452
_.BCc @ m=b:3500
(anonymous) @ m=b:3498
CCc.handleEvent @ m=b:3497
postMessage (async)
jCc @ m=b:3489
_.DCc.wa @ m=b:3498
_.JCc @ m=b:3499
PBc @ m=b:3499
HBc @ m=b:3483
_.FBc.Ao @ m=b:3480
(anonymous) @ m=ZThjHe,cXmWHe,mib1Lb,PDSZTe,Wwwwbc,pmnVQ,M184fc,ZUhrff,x8nlqe,xivAT,jPErQb,Z16oCd,wS0DLb,wHcxDd,Q8AZuf,MAQNkf,djoBOd,AQzzK:657
nQa @ m=b:360
_.Lp.OJ @ m=b:359
(anonymous) @ m=b:353
(anonymous) @ m=b:3885
_.T1a.execute @ m=b:719
e @ m=b:1201
Z1a @ m=b:722
_.V1a.onLoad @ m=b:722
_.u.gsa @ m=b:3883
_.u.gsa @ m=b:1068
_.B @ m=b:112
(anonymous) @ m=f6apvd:56
(anonymous) @ m=f6apvd:60

All back to normal it seems. :crossed_fingers:

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Sounds great! Please provide a step by step way to achieve what you did so @Alyssarya @rgrainer and @hellodave could give it a try!

OK, pretty simple, don’t be put off by all the stuff in the console window.

  • In your regular profile go to the Basic HTML Gmail tab and press the following keys together. Ctrl-Shift-I (that is the letter I not number 1).
  • A section will open up, usually at the bottom of the page. It is used by developers to debug but you don’t have to concern yourself with any of it, just let it sit there. The tab that you’re viewing - Gmail - will be resized and be a bit smaller, it might look like the page is on a mobile phone. Don’t worry about that either.
  • On the GMail page use the mouse to click the “standard” link and let the page refresh.
  • That’s all I did and everything went back to normal. You can close the console by pressing Ctrl-Shift-I again or clicking the “X” at the top left of the console menu.
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Oh, also in case it makes a difference, the “inbox type” I use in GMail does not have Smart features switched on.

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Oh how odd, this fixed it for me as well.
With the dev tools open, just clicking the “standard” link didn’t work, but Ctrl clicking to open in a new tab did.
I use the “start from last time” setting and my gmail tab is never closed.
I wonder if that had something to do with it.
Very, very odd! Thanks @AgentStarling

Edit - just to note, the original tab still won’t load normal HTML, but the new one loads it fine every time.

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Very odd indeed. My GMail tab is pinned and I too have “Continue where you left off” set, but the pinned tab is holding steady.

The weirdest thing about this issue is that the Standard link wouldn’t work if not clicked through the console. Is there a possible explanation for that behavior?

Rethanis,

For a long time, I have wondered how / why a webpage will develop / be rendered differently, because the Developer Tools window is open. I suspect that difference is because of timing and how timing may affect the order of appearance.

In that, a website server has expectations (responses from your browser, and a window of time in which such responses are to occur, plus the order of fetching / getting the to-and-fro of what passes between server and browser) - call that, Plan A.

If Plan A flops (because the server is not satisfied), then the website server goes to Plan B - some fall back position at which to make a diluted 2nd attempt to get communications going and safisfy your browser’s wish to render “at least something” of a webpage.

Currently, I have 2 sources for guidance re Developer Tools (about which, I am almost certain you know this stuff), that I’ll add here (for whomever is interested in learning more about DevTools):

How to Use Web Browser Developer Tools

(March 24, 2020)

https://www.lifewire.com/web-browser-developer-tools-3988965

Chrome Developers > Network Features Reference

(April 13, 2015 article by Kayce Basques)

https://developer.chrome.com/docs/devtools/network/reference/

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AgentStarling’s work around with hellodave’s addition of opening in a new tab worked for me. The previous tab had been pinned and refused to return to standard mode, but opening in a new tab, then re-pinning and replacing the old tab seemed to work for now. This works with Smart Features either turned on or off.

Thanks for the help, all, as this issue was driving me nuts.

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This worked. Thanks! Note that the “standard” link is at the bottom of the screen.

I’m happy to report success finally. Closed gmail in current session, opened a new private window and started gmail and it opened with correct standard appearance. Closed the private window, closed the other current session then restarted it and opened gmail in a new tab and it was set back to normal.

Thanks to all for your help in trouble shooting this

Description of the issue:
I have experienced the issue as described by Alyssarya in the original post.
I think I have resolved the issue by following the steps given by both AgentStarling and hellodave.

Steps to Reproduce:
Having followed the aforementioned steps, I am now unable to reproduce the issue.
The issue first appeared when I opened the browser to my gmail tab and was presented with a screen I’ve never seen before. I can’t remember what was said on the screen but there were two buttons labelled something like ‘go to standard mode’ and ‘go to HTML mode’. When I clicked the ‘go to standard mode’ button I was again met with the same unusual screen with the two buttons. When I tried the ‘go to HTML mode’ button, gmail loaded in the alternative/inferior mode with the “You have been redirected to the basic HTML version because this browser is not supported. To use standard view please upgrade to a [supported browser]” message in the top left.
Any basic/direct method to attempt to return to standard mode failed (clicking on the “standard mode link at the bottom of the gmail page, closing and re-opening tab/browser, lowering Brave shields etc.)

Brave Version:
V1.28.105 (an up to date version as of time of writing)

Reproducible on current live release:
Unclear. I was able to reproduce the issue at least once by closing the gmail tab and opening a new one. But I have opened and closed gmail several times now and it has not redirected me to the inferior/alternative HTML mode.

@AgentStarling and @hellodave thank you very much for your instructions.

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So on boot up this morning the pinned tab is back to basic HTML and won’t load standard. GMail standard loaded in a new tab straight away so I’ve replaced the pinned tab with that one. I closed the browser and re-opened and the new pinned tab has remained in standard mode.

I just tested GMail on my end - still nothing over here. I’m wondering if Google aren’t rolling out changes slowly, changes that will eventually affect all of us… Quite a weird and yet an interesting issue.

Can’t believe this is happening with me too!
I just saw this on the second brave profile I use for work.
Any solution?

(Pressing “Take me to latest Gmail” puts me back in here)

@Sidd

It doesn’t seem to be working for me :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

You have been redirected to the basic HTML version because this browser is not supported. To use standard view please upgrade to a [supported browser]

This worked for me too, thanks!

@Sidd and @hellodave - thank you, I updated my post with the additional info.

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