Gmail does not open in standard mode,gives option to open in basic HTML

by Rohit Khurana on November 28, 2007


This happens many times while logging in to Gmail when we get message “Gmail cannot not open in standard mode, try basic html mode”.

Why Gmail got hanged in standard mode while opening?

Few of the most common reason for this problem are:

1. Cookies or temporary internet files.
2. Bad/slow internet connection speed.

You can fix first problem by clearing up your cookies and temporary files. Below is the step by step procedure to clean old cookies and temporary internet files for Microsoft Internet explorer and Mozilla Firefox as these two are the most commonly used browsers.

Clearing cookies and temporary files for Microsoft internet explorer:


1. Open Microsoft internet explorer
2. Go to File Menu >>Tools>>Internet Options
3. Click the general Tab>>click Delete cookies and temporary files. Fixed.

Clearing cookies and temporary files for Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox
2. Go to Tool Menu >>Clear private data.
3. This will show a small window, on this window check the following three options
-Authenticated sessions

4. Click the button “Clear Private Data Now”.

Even after this if the problem remains, then check whether the internet connection is healthy. Slow or bad internet connection also creates problems for Gmail standard mode.In such case you can get you internet connection fixed or keep using basic HTML.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

MSParul December 6, 2007 at 1:34 am

Hmmn.. keep the spirit high!!

Akbar Ali Awan April 1, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Really thanks for giving new updates and solution.

jenicks July 12, 2009 at 9:17 am

really cool stuff………

Soumen August 20, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Install latest version of Flash also for opening gmail.

shaitansingh srbm September 22, 2011 at 11:31 am

Dear sir
my new id is not open plz give me new passward

Lalit November 18, 2011 at 8:37 pm

not open gmail website in my computer and show Error 201 (net::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID): Unknown error.

kav November 26, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Error 201 (net::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID): Unknown error.
not open gmail website in my computer and show Error 201

venki December 1, 2011 at 12:30 pm

removed all cookies ,and gmail opens.thankyou

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