I logged on to the site today to find the old layout replaced by a much uglier one. Is there any way to go back to the old one - and if not, are they considering implementing an option?

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    I also want the old layout with bluish background and the old tabs that are lined above.
    – Flonne
    Commented Dec 8, 2018 at 16:16
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    In 2016 this answer helped me: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/204016/… Not sure if it still works.
    – kuchitsu
    Commented Dec 8, 2018 at 17:18

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Is there any way to go back to the old layout?


The new layout is part of a general redesign of all sites across the Stack Exchange network.


You are not the only one unhappy with the new design (see the above posts), but as far as I understand the old design will be removed and the new one implemented.

The whole point of the new vanilla design will be that it is easier to maintain (network-wide), so the individual site designs will most certainly not be kept as a separate option, because they are too labour-intensive to maintain and are expected to break with future updates...

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    Don't shoot the messenger...
    – Earthliŋ Mod
    Commented Dec 8, 2018 at 18:56

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