I hate everything* that has been added to gmail in the past few years. I want a simple layout (not lots of odd scrolling parts), no chat-like "new compose", and no new inbox [that] put[s me]back in contro.
My simple question: How can I remove the labels Social, Promotions, Updates, Forums from being used in Gmail? I don't want my labels (as a dropdown to add/remove labels) cluttered with stupid terms I don't use. I have my own labels.
My more complicated question: why can't Google just leave it alone? These updates really frustrate me, especially when, this time anyway, I had no warning or chance to reject it (at least for a while).
(*Well, not everything. I like that typing "unr...." in the search bar brings up the pseudo-label "unread" to find all of my unread messages. But there was a simple workaround before, and it was silly to not have that in the first place. But otherwise, yes, everything.)