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16 May 2014 @ 09:43 am
Switch back to old style  
I was reading the complaints on news and someone mentioned that you can switch back but it's a hidden link.

If you go to the Livejournal homepage and look at the top bar in the new UI, you should be able to click on the (blank?) space between "Post in blog" and the message icon. This should give you a menu that includes the option to revert.

So please try this and let me know if it works. If it does please tell all your friends about this post so they can fix it. Seems that they did that horrible thing about changing the friends page everyone feared. What's wonderful about the friends page is to read it in your own style. The same style your journal main page is and being able to see icons and photos WITHOUT going to each journal individually. That's the whole point of a friends page. So I hope this will help. Spread the word.
Current Mood: angryangry
actipton80actipton80 on May 16th, 2014 03:18 pm (UTC)
I fixed mine. I'm glad you found that. Now I need to go find the news board so I can complain about the new style.
Des: Owen's Lead Singerthagirion on May 16th, 2014 03:22 pm (UTC)
Oh excellent! And how stupid they'd hide it like that instead of announcing it. Yeah complaints start half way on page 2.
This is where the complaints are.

Edited at 2014-05-16 03:24 pm (UTC)
 Shannon  シャノンshampoo_neko02 on May 16th, 2014 05:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks you so much for sharing this.
I just got on and saw how ugly LJ looks and was so unhappy.
Now I read your post and fixed mine.
Thank you!
Des: Pirate Parrotthagirion on May 16th, 2014 05:27 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. I hate it when sites do stuff like this. I hope they won't force us all to change too soon. Tell your friends since everyone is angry about this.
marchskies: do stupid fastermarchskies on May 16th, 2014 06:21 pm (UTC)
Good info, Des. I got a pop-up option to switch back to the old version when it first switched over. I submitted a complaint, I think as a "Bug" oops, that not everyone reads LJ on an iPad or tablet. I wish sites would quit forcing the tablet friendly design on everyone else. *grumbles*

*spelling mistake

Edited at 2014-05-16 06:22 pm (UTC)
Des: Pirate Parrotthagirion on May 16th, 2014 06:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Glad to help as always. I hate that everyone's trying to be like facebook or cater the the cellphone crowd. I don't even own a phone or tablet. And tablet used to be a name for a digital art instrument. I do have that. That's a real tablet. I will always be a PC and laptop user. Phones and ipads just can't have the versatility of a real computer and companies should not forget that.
Calzephyrcalzephyr77 on May 16th, 2014 07:48 pm (UTC)
If I wanted to use Tumblr...I would use Tumblr :D
Des: Cope Thumbs Upthagirion on May 16th, 2014 07:57 pm (UTC)
Exactly. LJ needs to be LJ.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Kurtz Whatsilvolf on May 16th, 2014 09:03 pm (UTC)
That's totally odd. My friends page hasn't changed, it looks like it always has.
Desthagirion on May 16th, 2014 09:09 pm (UTC)
You're lucky they didn't try to make you change. They might if you look at your profile.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Argit WTFsilvolf on May 16th, 2014 09:24 pm (UTC)
I won't look at my profile then lol! I'll see what happens.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on May 17th, 2014 09:32 am (UTC)
Thanks Des. I did this and my friend's page looks MUCH BETTER!
Des: YAY Dogthagirion on May 17th, 2014 11:19 am (UTC)
Oh good. Glad it's fixed.
badcowboy: wtfbadcowboy on May 20th, 2014 11:53 am (UTC)
I know I'm still learning my way around, so I might not see the changes right away. I haven't seen too much, but like I said maybe it's just because I'm too new to this place. I do agree about the constant changes to things. It's like It's working FINE why do you have to mess with it??? Facebook keeps doing random bits of nonsense like that. Once a person gets used to the changes, they go and mix them up again. Ugh!
Des: Owen Painedthagirion on May 20th, 2014 12:43 pm (UTC)
I really hate that ALL sites do this. Yeah when you're new you don't know any better and I guess they are hoping for this "new blood" to be the majority. But they keep messing and pissing everyone off anyway. I'm glad I found this so people can switch back at least. Last week was bad online for me because all my online hangouts did something annoying.