How do I revert my LJ? - Input Junkie
How do I revert my LJ?|
Fortunately, the new version didn't affect my friends page, but I don't like what they've done to my new entry page or my recent comments page-- there's too much white space and the font is too light-weight.
I've heard rumors of a way to revert, but I can't find it.
On any page that's displaying in the new style, at the upper right corner there'll be something that says "Post to blog" (or something like it - I'm not going to let it display in the new style on my computer just to check!), then a space, and then an icon, either a stylized magnifying glass or an envelope. There's supposed to be another icon in the space, but LJ fucked that up too. Click in the space, and you'll get a drop-down box which includes "Revert to old style". Click that. Then go to the Help page and file a trouble ticket about how unusable the new style is, and insist that they undo the change.
Is there a way to revert back to the new version once you have done this?
. If you want to try the new design after switching back to the old, you need to open up a Support request to ask to have it set for you.
Did the folks at LJ test it at all before they released it?
Thank you! That is helpful! :)
That entry now includes a link that will revert back to the old version.
Switching back to the old version was never a problem. It's turning the new version back on after you've already dismissed it that requires a Support ticket. That spoiler in my ruljautonews
entry just says the same thing.
Why on earth would you want to do that?
I'm actually starting to like it after getting used to it. :)
See my reply to fiddlingfrog, above. I think you might also be able to re-set your choice by logging out of LJ, closing and re-opening your browser, and logging back in... but maybe not (I haven't tried it).Edited at 2014-05-18 06:29 am (UTC)
No that was one of the first things I had tried. I had also cleared my cache, logged out over night and then logged back in.
According to the Russian Support site,
You just have to open a support question and head it:
"Turn on new design"
Thank you very much-- that worked, and it's a tremendous relief having everything back the way it was.
I can't believe the revert icon was invisible. Did they check at all?
I've posted to help about the missing icon.
Edited at 2014-05-16 02:04 pm (UTC)
They mentioned the missing icon in their instructions for how to go back to the old style. They do know it's missing, but (at least yesterday, when I read it) they don't seem to know why.
Thank you so much!
I think this is what I just clicked on:
(my version of it) I'm not going back again either! ;D
Oh, they actually got around to inserting the icon they kept telling people to click. (But now there's a different problem, relating to being able to leave comments in some-but-not-all journals. Vladimir Vladimirovitch has a lot to answer for, beginning with the Ukraine and working down to LiveJournal...)
I've been having trouble leaving comments. You talking about Putin?
Russia seems like it's really really a crazy place right now, very poor and gang-controlled or mafia type activity all over.
Thank you. That link kept coming up when I searched for [livejournal help], but I couldn't believe a month-old post about heartbleed could be it.
Feel free to put your $.02 into the comments on that post as well; there are a lot more of them now.