***Updated: They fixed my concern... Whoohoo! (Read below)*** Anyone else NOT appreciate having the new design forced on them?

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    Frank Lee

    Making good decisions about a large online Saas is difficult and shouldn't be made by force.  How about a vote?  I find the new design distracting, especially the part where they removed the frame around the page.

     

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    E.Brown

     Agreed.

    The new design should be an optional addition to the non-premium Themes section.

    A core pillar it seemed for this platform was Optimization and is the main reason I migrated here.

    The lack of Assurance that there won't be constant "upgrades" that will eventually bloat load times is extremely irritating.

     

    I don't mind the new theme, the load time wasn't too noticeably different (noticeably by fresh experience of the change).

    My real complaint is the anticipation of further haphazard top-down enforced mandatory changes that will be mutually exclusive from any Choice. 

    *Provide upgrades but for every change that can have the microscopic-est effect on performance, ensure a customer-friendly concerted statement to have a toggle in the Settings menu for this upgrade.

    (P.S. Can anyone relate to Classic WoWarcraft. This is a category of annoyance that is deep-rooted in every cloud platform.)

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    degruyter2016

    I also miss "make lists not war." Also the frame...it is such a blank page now :(

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    Frank Lee

    SUCH a blank page... Yikes!

     

    I didn't even notice that quote was gone. The tragedy of it all. It was so apropos for this system.

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    Aaron Lawson

    I want the option to go back, the new interface has truncated the breadcrumb migration to where I cannot navigate my files, and even something so simple as the bullet hover commands got messed up. See attached.

    After such a good track record of making good decisions, and tools that 'just work', they have absolutely botched it.

    If they don't give us a classic view where we can get out of this new nonsense, I will be leaving very soon.

     

     

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    E.Brown

    I would like to add. The new layout/theme has "broken" a convenient user script: "Sort WorkFlowy.user.js"

    https://workflowy.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360000100186/comments/360000572823

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    rawbytz

    @E.Brown

    v2.2 of sortWorkFlowy is available. For now it works only from https://beta.workflowy.com .  It uses the new WorkFlowy API which will be available on the production domain in the near future. 

    https://gist.github.com/rawbytz/3b295652c24738b044dd4d4ee8b4a0e3

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    Lee Granas

    Hey all,

    Good news for those who are missing the "page" feeling of the old design. You can now get that part of the old design back under Settings > Theme > Vintage.

    If you do find things that seem "broken" please write to us directly (help@workflowy.com) and we can fix that.

    Thanks for continuing to dialogue with us about compromises.

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    Lee Granas

    *Correction: Vintage is on beta.workflowy.com. Will be live on production tomorrow.

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    degruyter2016

    Thanks, Lee!

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    Frank Lee

    Thank you soooo much. I tried it on beta.workflowy.com and it worked GREAT!!! Thanks for you effort in this matter Workflowy Team.

    When a company listens... Wow!

     

     

    like seriously...wow

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    E.Brown

    @rawbytz

    I installed v2.6 to Tampermonkey.

    The Key Combination does not work in Default, Vintage, nor Beta. 

    Am I doing something wrong? The Bookmarklet still works.

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    rawbytz

    @E.Brown

    hmmm, v2.6 is working for me (Windows/Chrome).  As configured, it does not work on beta, only the main site...  and the theme shouldn't matter.  You could try removing it from TM, and then reinstall. Make sure it's enabled, and then reload your WorkFlowy tab. 

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