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17 July 2015 @ 04:41 pm
Yay or nay? New LJ Nav Menu  
Okay this is very different! We should riot? No. Gosh, I know some people want to which I suspect is why news no longer let's you comment to their posts which is kind of awful but at the same time probably saves their sanity. Still I get the first reactions towards annoyance and downright hatred of this new bar. Believe me. I get how annoying it can be when LJ changes something and our journal's are all messed up and we have no idea what to do to fix it and we are totally frustrated....


I do like that you have access to a few things right from your journal.

1. You can manage your Profile, Userpics, Friends, Custom Grups, Style, Tags and Communities from the Settings link in the dropdown menu. This isn't totally ideal because you have to click somewhere else to get these options but remember... LJ could have forgotten all about these things.

2. This menu will shrink when your window does and will change from words to icons. I like this just because then your menu doesn't become unreadable.

3. This NAV MENU is the same across all of LJ which means you aren't looking at multiple NAV MENUs and wondering where they put things. It will always be the same.

4. Note that the updated menu version is only for the redesigned version of the LiveJournal site. If you are using the older version of the site, the menu changes do not apply.

But there are a few bugs...

[Edit] Known issues & updates:

  • The old version of the friends page (/friends) is not applying friends filters. This will be fixed in an upcoming release.

  • The option for switching to the old version of the site has moved; it is now available as the last option at http://www.livejournal.com/manage/settings/?cat=display.

If you experience issues with the NAV MENU...
Please let LJ know if you run into any bugs or problems with the menu.

see the bird with the leaf in her mouthiatrogenicmyth on July 18th, 2015 12:48 am (UTC)
When you switch back to the old version, though, it looks like it's on crack.

Is LiveJournal TRYING to alienate its few remaining users?
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 20th, 2015 05:43 pm (UTC)
No, they are just trying to bring LJ into the new century and make it compatible with newer systems.
Josephine Stonejosephinestone on July 18th, 2015 01:42 am (UTC)
You are amazing!

Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 20th, 2015 05:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks but now it isn't working for me.
supernutjapansupernutjapan on July 18th, 2015 07:31 am (UTC)
Thank you for this!

I don't understand it all now, but I've put it in my memories for future reference <3

* scrap that, I've shared the post instead so my other friends can see it too :P

Edited at 2015-07-18 07:43 am (UTC)
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 20th, 2015 05:44 pm (UTC)
Have to see if it will keep working. This morning it wasn't working.
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Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 20th, 2015 05:44 pm (UTC)
Cool. Make sure you are seeing your journal because suddenly the coding stopped working.
girlfmkitty on July 18th, 2015 11:28 am (UTC)
I think I did it wrong because when I removed the part of the code you said to remove and replaced it with the new one, I completely lost my header and such. it came back when I restored the old settings so I'm not sure what I did wrong.

I do appreciate your hard work. =)

*icon reflects my reaction at my results*
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 20th, 2015 05:45 pm (UTC)
Sorry about that... don't touch it then. I don't know what went wrong.
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¿est elle lost in translation?estelle on July 21st, 2015 12:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, the irony.
I am aware that this is an automated comment but it made me laugh nontheless. It says something about LJ's design choices, doesn't it?
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 24th, 2015 12:47 am (UTC)
Re: Oh, the irony.
That is does.
carisma_senseicarisma_sensei on June 26th, 2016 04:17 pm (UTC)
Hi! Do you happen to know how to disable the lj controlstrip via coding nowadays? I'm looking for a tutorial so I can fix all my layouts but no luck.
Jill aka Jo: OUAT: Emma yellow Bugsireesanwar on July 13th, 2016 09:13 pm (UTC)
The new bar is part of the body structure now so trying to get rid of it breaks LJ and destroys the structure of the entire layout. So as of now... there isn't a way to do this.
(no subject) - rogokolop on August 22nd, 2016 11:45 am (UTC) (Expand)