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How do you revert to the old interface?

The new interface is an abomination. The color coding of statuses has changed, navigation is a complete mess with the menus changing colors depending on where you are. Back arrow buttons don't always take you back to the previous state. Please tell me there is way to revert.

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Hi @Benjamin Peikes,

for now you can revert the interface by klicking on your profile picture within the lower left corner and then klicking on Turn off for now.


How long will that work? The new interface is horrendous.

OMG. This is beyond horrible!!! This is very very disturbing. I have to use jira to do real work. It's such a pain in the ass to use now that instead of getting my work done I'm searching the internet for a way to get the good interface back. This is like Windows 10. Just a lot of worthless bloat smothering what used to be a wonderful highly functional tool. I can't see a single thing that I would consider an improvement. I RARELY post my opinion about anything on the internet, but this is really really upsetting.  I've been Atlassian's biggest fan since 2005. Jira has always gotten better and better. Why suddenly start doing horrible stuff like this!? What is this possibly supposed to be fixing!? Or improving!? It's awful.

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There is no way back on Cloud.

Your best bet is to set up your own Server version and migrate (or get a server provider to host for you).  We are all hoping the "new interface" never makes it to server, and we're pretty sure it won't any time soon (the noises I've heard are "no chance before the next US Summit and you're looking at months to year longer than that"). 

Hopefully, by the time it makes it to server, the "new look" will have been either abandoned (because it's crap) or redesigned enough so that it might work.

 am unable to check turn off switch pls suggest me how can i get old jira version

See the comment above yours, it's still true.

o i checked cann not able pls help

@Thorsten Letschert -Decadis AG-

I don't have a "Turn off for now" option under profile when I follow you instructions above. Is that still true?

I don't think you can turn it off now.

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Today I watched a video in youtube about some settings in jira, and there was old jira design... I had tears in my eyes... Everything was in the right place, everything was beautiful (yeah, it was very simple, and as beautiful as simple)... Nostalgia... It was like I eventually came home after very long trip.. And then video ended, and I woke up, and continued my work in new jira. Life is pain.

"We've come a long, long way...... only to find we want to be back where we started after all" haha


EVERYTHING was perfect last year, now in (Insert year here) its all gone to shot....

Sadly us Dinosaurs always have to give way to "the yut" eventually, thankfully most of us are SysAdmins so we can always change the yut's passwords and give em a taste of their own medicine.

Just yesterday I was reminiscing about the sounds my old 56k flex modem used to make ( I can still recreate it tone for tone). This post on Stack Exchange made me feel especially Old/Nostalgic :

Not sure if someone is going to read my reply, but new UI is so baaaaaaaaad! 

I read and i confirm, so far we can disable it and that's a good thing, but until when ?

I really dislike the UX in Jira and Confluence Cloud at the moment. It's waisting so much time of me and my colleagues. Is it tested on speed of usage? 


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Also, additionally for service desk issues, the old view menu has the "Create Linked Issue" item, (all permissions set correctly), this is just missing from the new view.

I have to manually click the "See the old view" link atop each issue for every view of every issue. (That or append `?useOldView=1` to the URL each time).

Once again Atlassian subvert workable solutions in favour of a clean (but useless) view.

This is horrible. I am a paying customer and I will leave if there is no way to go back, that's how bad of a crappy business decision it was to move to this "new" design. 

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