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How do I switch back to the old jira interface?

I made the mistake of switching to the new jira interface.

this is missing basic functionality and has a lot of useless whitespace.

I need to go back to the old one.

6 answers

Click on the little person icon in the lower left corner of jira.

and click personal settings.

Scroll down to the bottom to the Jira Labs section and turn off the new view.

It's a green check mark slider switch.

THANK YOU!!!! I had turned it off before, but it seems like they wanted to have me have it on and it came back. I seriously hate the new view.

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This is good news. The new interface is a big step back.

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Brilliant, thanks.

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the problem with old view though is that mentions in comments shown as uuid :(

Thank you so much! The new view some of the worst I've ever used.

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Thank you! New view is a nightmare. I was using it for couple of weeks and I all the time missed the old one. Now it's back. :)

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This new view is terrible. Issue management is a nightmare.  

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Why are my issues still in this absolutely TERRIBLE layout? JIRA, this is a disaster!! Fix it now or I'm leaving the platform.

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Thanks Jessie! very helpful

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edwin Community Leader Jan 11, 2018

Hi Nicky,

You can do so from your profile link

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ow this option in not available pls let me know how can i manage it

You can't go back any more.

pls guide me how can get back olde jira ui

This version of jira is too slow, please do something to revert this.

Again, you can't go back any more.

If you want the old UI, you need to migrate to server

wait. Is this answer for real?  So many things are not visible with the new interface.  Many people in my teams find it harder to discover information.    This cannot be; they'll reject it eventually if they are forcd to deal with this "streamlined" UI.

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Yes.  If you want the old UI, move to server.

No that's OK — I plan instead to continue to demand the choice between them, and to make noise and spread doubt of Atlassian's brand if the community is not listened to on this one. 

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I've gone back by turning off the Jira Labs feature in profile and settings page.

Not sure why Nic is suggesting that it can't be done.


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Hi @Hrant - this worked a treat, thanks.  Do you know if there is a way to set this as a default, so as I add new users they don't have to change this individually?  Thanks.

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@Nikki Izatt 
Jira Settings | Default user preferences (under user interface)
Does not have an option for this, so I doubt that you'd be able to set this globally.


You'd have to ask Atlassian for that.

Good luck, seeing how this was shoved on us, and probably soon we won't even be able to go back to the more useful older Issue View and be forced to accept the new Issue View with all it's limitations.

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Literally would cause mass abandonment.  There are field missing from the new UI that you just cannot get back. It's a nightmare. 

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Thank you so much for your instruction. I did it.

Yes!!! I can turn off the "New Jira issue view" on the Jira labs section of your personal setting.

Remember, you must keep talking about this in various places. Without mass 'outcry' about it, the atlassian product team shows all signs of taking away the ability to revert — out of some hubris that we are all 'too fussy' and 'need to give it up'.

Also, it's wrong that admins cannot give their teams the defaults that are preferred.

I had feedback bubble-up from multiple teams that 'people hated jira' and were asking we migrate to other tools.  Think about the time lost: all of those people dissatisfied at work, and researching other tools to replace the crappy jira experience they were now having. Then taking the time to talk about it as a team and bubble-up the feedback.  All because of this hubris from Jira Product team.

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My users keep asking me how to switch it back to the Original view.  The new view is terrible.

The new Jira view is incredibly useless.

Where is the activity tab that used to be in old view? we don't need history tab that show nothing

Go to Settings, Personal Settings and Turn off Jira Labs.


The new UI is Horrible. I used to be such a huge advocate of JIRA, but this new UI is a major turn off for many in our project, to the point that we are looking into other PLM products to manage projects in.

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