How to opt-out of the new UI?

Yeah this them giving the middlefinger to their community of users.

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I guess they want to be consistent with the style and appearance of the GitHub App, but some changes are really stupid.

Like GH has this new web design, its horrible and I don’t like it.

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So bad. Just terrible.

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its quite depressing

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The new UI is so horrible. It never should have left beta and quite frankly I don’t understand how someone could have possibly been paid for the redesign.

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So, at first: if you add an option to opt-out of the new UI, everyone will be happy.
It isn’t hard to make.
Basically just host two separate css files and add an option to choose, and a few smaller adjustments.
But anyway, here are some problems of this… “UI”.

  • Most important: no click-feedback and barely visible hover-feedback (or how do you call that animation that changes something on mouse-hover)!

  • The main thing, the name of the folders/files is at the edge of the screen. Usual mistake. Uncomfortable on large screens, and very uncomfortable on a dual- or triple-monitor setup. I think that a lots of programmers have multiple monitors, so it affects a large portion of the user base.

  • H U G E margins/borders, a lot of space is unused… BUT WHY? It only looks good on huge displays, if you watch them from several meters. But I guess that 98% of the users doesn’t browse Github on a TV or projector.

  • Unused spaces again. Because this way I can waste more space on your monitor… And it seems like that Github UI designers like that.

  • [more wasted space]

  • No button borders. Personally I hate this design, but if the buttons weren’t so small, it would be just a “smaller” issue.

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Not a fan. Please revert. Ugly as all hell. Keep it boring and useful.

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Looks like a new ui. how do I rollback to the regular ui ?

Thanks.

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I don’t believe that there is a way to do so, but keep in mind that most changes are just appearance changes. Most functionality remains the same.

So even if it looks like a complete redesign of GitHub, it’s just an appearance change.

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it’s terrible, nothing is where it should be and now there is all this wasted space on the right hand side of the page… I almost overlooked releases as it is very obscure now, same with branches and commits… dunno why they want to mess with something that worked fine as it was

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Only on repository root pages, like this one. Folders in repositories (like this one) and files (like this one) are unaffected.

Github, please turn off the new UI change!

Many of us use Github for work, and not just as a hobby.

I used Github for years, and signed up on Community Forum, just because of this issue.

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I am so furious. I want the old ui back and I want it back now.

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we told everyone to take the rest of the week off while I try and set up a gitea server. (I’m not joking)<!@#$>

we just don’t want to be pushing to somewhere that is moving in this direction. way too many complaints.

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The voice of the user is important. Give the user the choice!

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Please revert to the old repo page UI or give the choice for user, the new one is simply bad in my opinion.

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Thank you kindly for sharing your perspectives, frustrations and suggestions on the recent UI changes! Presently, there is no method to opt-out of the updated UI. We absolutely appreciate the feedback; and we are also sharing this feedback with our product and engineering teams.

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We had a UI we loved, and now it’s gone. Why fix what’s not broken?

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For me the most frustrating is that the top menu is now left-aligned, but the repo remained centered. So the constant adjustment of X mouse position is necessary. Please revert this change, keep everything centered!

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