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16 May 2014 @ 10:36 pm
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So the issue is that some time ago you changed to the new version of the Friends Page and now you can't get back. I discovered a way but it means losing the new updates to LiveJournal for however long they allow it. I am still able to use my version of the Friends Page so I'm hoping the new look won't come along with the permanent version of LJ's site. Since I actually like this update I'd be reluctant to do it but if you don't mind going back to the old LJ look then go for it.

1. Go to your Profile or the LiveJournal homepage. Click the cloud icon on the right. When you click a window will pop up with a link to "Switch Back To Old version". This will remove the new look of LJ and return to the previous site look for however long they make it available. Remember if don't want to go back to the old look, DO NOT continue. Otherwise proceed.

2. Once you've reverted back to LJ's previous look go to your Journal and Click the Friends link in you navbar. Your Friends "Feed" probably looks similar to this. Hopefully, you'll see the highlighted section at the top that tells you to "switch to the old one." This will give you back your customized Friends Page.

This is what my Friends Feed Looks like:

3. Do you see your previous look?

If that worked then great. If not it was worth a try right.

For those willing to temporarily lose the new look of LJ and want the old Friends Page back it is worth it. I'm hoping a mass exodus to the old friends page will help them get the hint.

If that doesn't work or you just don't want to try this... you should consider this:
Click on the thought bubble/cloud (whatever it is) in step one and submit feedback under the Redesign section.

Tell them your accounts name and that you are seeing the feed rather than the Friends Page when you click on your friends link. They should be able to reset this for you considering this Support Request.

Hope that helps you!


 
 
 
a_ngua: neko chana_ngua on May 17th, 2014 08:40 am (UTC)
This is just short breather, they'll force this change (like every previous one) on us eventually, I was told so by support team.

There's no hope they'll get any hint or they care as matter of fact.
Igrick(&alike) and his comrades marches to the beat of their own drums...
Jill aka Josireesanwar on May 17th, 2014 08:55 am (UTC)
It is more than likely true... but in the meantime I use the old friends page in protest. I think more people need to be willing to just stick with the old stuff and maybe they'll get the hint.
Angelserenitysangel on May 17th, 2014 11:53 am (UTC)
Thanks for this. So far everything is okay for me. But it was a bit of a surprise coming on to find everything had changed! Really hate when they change things that don't need changing! Grr!
Jill aka Josireesanwar on May 17th, 2014 10:52 pm (UTC)
I do too but this I don't mind so much. What I will mind is the inability to have my friends page looking like the rest of my journal.
(no subject) - serenitysangel on May 21st, 2014 12:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Jill aka Jo: GOT: House Baratheonsireesanwar on May 17th, 2014 11:03 pm (UTC)
It is a bit. Yes! Okay to certain things now being in the navigation is just plain moronic, no? Friends Feed link, userpics, scrapbook. These are things we want to find. I was annoyed with the last update that took my link to all my friends birthdays. Found it btw.
CellyLS: Allen Walker by DeidaraTheHottycellyls on May 24th, 2014 06:53 am (UTC)
Ow, thank you so much!
Jill aka Jo: Misc: All I Want Is Funsireesanwar on May 27th, 2014 05:26 am (UTC)
You are welcome!
Restlessaibaxsho on May 26th, 2014 10:40 pm (UTC)
You're a lifesaver. Thank you. :-)
Jill aka Josireesanwar on May 27th, 2014 05:40 am (UTC)
I aim to please.
swissmargswissmarg on July 11th, 2014 02:30 pm (UTC)
I used this trick to get my old Friends page back when the new version first came out, but as of yesterday I have been forced onto the new version and those links you've shown to switch back are not available. Instead, at the top of my 'entries feed' it says "You're viewing the new version of the Friends page. If you want to use it by default click here." I don't want to, but there's no other option given. And on my profile page, I don't have those 3 icons anymore (question mark, envelope, magnifier). It just says "Switch to new version".

Do you have some direct url you can post that will allow us to switch back to the old version? Or is there some other place in the profile where we can switch it?
Jill aka Jo: Movie: Frozensireesanwar on July 16th, 2014 10:57 pm (UTC)
Okay after much digging I think this is something LJ actually has to do for you which I realized after reading this
http://www.livejournal.com/support/see_request.bml?id=1803878

My suggestion is to click on the thought bubble/cloud (whatever it is) and submit feedback under the Redesign section.

Tell them our accounts name and that you are seeing the feed rather than the Friends Page when you click on your friends link. They should be able to reset this for you considering the above Support Request.

Let me know if this works.
(no subject) - swissmarg on August 7th, 2014 12:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - swissmarg on August 7th, 2014 03:13 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sireesanwar on August 7th, 2014 11:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
manwhowasntther on July 31st, 2014 10:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the help. I was searching all through the layout and customization pages and found nothing. I never would have clicked the cloud icon.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on August 3rd, 2014 06:23 am (UTC)
You are welcome.
nikaakanishishidinakajima on November 6th, 2014 05:57 pm (UTC)
OMG!!!! You are a life saver! Thank you so so much for showing me how to switch back to the old version! THe new version was terrible! Thank you!!!!
Jill aka Josireesanwar on November 6th, 2014 09:32 pm (UTC)
You are welcome.
hiseyesmiles1423flailingjoie on November 8th, 2014 01:35 pm (UTC)
I can't see the highlighted section at the top ;;
Jill aka Jo: TO: Haley good days and badsireesanwar on November 15th, 2014 12:45 am (UTC)
Okay some can't and what I would suggest is this:

Okay after much digging I think this is something LJ actually has to do for you which I realized after reading this
http://www.livejournal.com/support/see_request.bml?id=1803878

My suggestion is to click on the thought bubble/cloud (whatever it is) and submit feedback under the Redesign section.

Tell them our accounts name and that you are seeing the feed rather than the Friends Page when you click on your friends link. They should be able to reset this for you considering the above Support Request.

Let me know if this works.
momoikurabumoimoikurabu on January 25th, 2015 01:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It worked. *sighs out in relief*
Jill aka Josireesanwar on January 27th, 2015 11:55 pm (UTC)
You are welcome.
ayshasetaos on February 18th, 2015 01:33 pm (UTC)

Hi.
This may sound dumb, but is it possible for me to change my friends page back to the new one? Thanks.
Jill aka Jo: Stock: Lipssireesanwar on February 18th, 2015 06:30 pm (UTC)
Re:
I'm going to make a full post about this.

Jonathan Schattkewizwom on February 25th, 2015 01:43 pm (UTC)
This is completely wrong, this reverting no longer works.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on February 26th, 2015 09:08 pm (UTC)
It did at the time I posted it but I added the note at the bottom of what to do if it doesn't work.

Thanks.
(no subject) - wizwom on February 27th, 2015 08:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sireesanwar on February 27th, 2015 08:35 pm (UTC) (Expand)
THANK YOU - julietm on October 25th, 2017 07:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
lalaxaimanlalaxaiman on March 3rd, 2015 03:48 pm (UTC)
hello there..
i tried to change the link to /friends but it redirect back to /feed...
i want my the older version of friends page but the highlighted section is not there
can you help me?
Jill aka Josireesanwar on March 5th, 2015 08:05 pm (UTC)
I might but it will have to wait until I can actually use LJ. Right now LJ is having some massive trouble in my region and it prevents me from doing more than commenting back.
(no subject) - lalaxaiman on March 7th, 2015 02:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sireesanwar on March 10th, 2015 09:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - lalaxaiman on March 20th, 2015 03:03 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sireesanwar on March 20th, 2015 09:13 pm (UTC) (Expand)
jme24576jme24576 on April 13th, 2015 04:29 pm (UTC)
Saw this post & was wondering: could you upload a screenshot of what the "friends page" looks like in the new layout? Also, I really hope that everyone here has sent Livejournal feedback about everything they don't like about the new layout. I'm still hoping that the LJ people will actually start listening to what we say. Also hoping they think of doing what this website did & give us a choice instead of forcing us: http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/siteprefs.cfm?ClassicSite=Yes (hope this is allowed).
Jill aka Jo: GOT: Three meetingsireesanwar on April 15th, 2015 11:56 pm (UTC)
First I haven't been to TV Shows On DVD in so long! Wow! And second... the "New" Friends Page is actually the "Friends Feed" which I'm going to update the image above to show you what mine looks like.
Senora Sassafrasssewcute on June 30th, 2015 03:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you for posting this!!!!
Jill aka Jo: UTD: Julia & Barbie closesireesanwar on July 1st, 2015 12:44 am (UTC)
You are so welcome!