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16 May 2014 @ 10:36 pm
Back to the Old Friends Page  
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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!


 
 
 
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.
swissmargswissmarg on August 7th, 2014 12:37 pm (UTC)
Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you, I've been on vacation. I've submitted a support ticket. Hopefully that will have the desired result. Thank you for the tip!
swissmargswissmarg on August 7th, 2014 03:13 pm (UTC)
And they did get back to me quickly, but basically it's that LJ sucks hard once again. Their answer is that it's due to the Firefox extension LJ Login (which I use), which they have deemed to be incompatible with LiveJournal. Everyone who uses it is recognized as 'logged out' by the Friends page - even though, you know, you aren't, and you are recognized as logged in everywhere else - and kicked out to the feed.
Jill aka Jo: ST: DS9 Cheerssireesanwar on August 7th, 2014 11:02 pm (UTC)
Wow. Would be nice if they actually stated that somewhere so you didn't have to go begging for help.

You know I got rid of an extension for Firefox a long time ago because it started causing me trouble and never thought about it again. Thankfully the one with the random icon (LJ Hook) still works well.