Introduction: How to Go Back to the Original Interface for Viewing Instructables

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If you didn't realize, Instructables' interface for viewing things has been changed for featured, popular, rating | recent, views, and zeitgeist. I saw a couple of complaints that they didn't like this change, so to everybody: here is where we change things.

Don't forget to rate if you like it!

Step 1: Viewing

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First, you want to view the Instructables/ Slideshows/ Videos, right?

You obviously can't view without viewing.

Go to "Explore v" and click on one of the things that comes down in the dropdown, and pick whatever you are looking for.

Then move onto the next step when you are ready.

Step 2: Changing

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I clicked featured, but it doesn't matter which one you pick.

Look at those two icons right before the words "sort by:".

There should be a list icon, and an icon with a whole bunch of squares.

The old one is the list, the new one is the squares.

Click the list icon to change it back to the original.

Step 3: Done!

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After you clicked the list icon, the Instructables viewing way should go back to normal, like the original version.

I hope you liked my Instructable, thanks for checking it out!

Now go out and make people happy.



=SMART= (author)2008-06-11

hahaha fire shaving - no :D

carrotman (author)=SMART=2008-08-07

I said that too! (lol)

lucius108 (author)carrotman2009-07-07


iLikeCoolStuf (author)lucius1082009-07-20

hahaha fire shaving - no :D hey me 2 rofl!!!

AnarchistAsian (author)2008-10-19

i like the new one...

Weissensteinburg (author)2008-06-02

My computer automatically switched back

Can you be more specific, please? (Not being rude.)

I went back to the original way without me selecting it.

That happened to me, too.

Did you clear cookies or run ccleaner or a similar program recently?

I think we did a virus check and a disk cleanup, but thats prettywell it.

Ya disk cleanups clear your cookies. Try doing it now.

But I like this interface!

Then don't change it.

I wont.

theburn7 (author)2008-06-02

the second day i signed up, this interface changed

joejoerowley (author)2008-06-02

I just get the RSS feed so It I didn't even notice the changes until I saw this instructable. Cool Thanks Joe

trebuchet03 (author)2008-06-02

I smell a grease monkey script cooking - somewhere :p I dig the new view - It's very web 2.0 as the hipsters would say... Plus I'm a visual sort of guy, bigger picture is better :D

Labot2001 (author)trebuchet032008-06-02

IT is very "Web 2.0". Labot approves.

gmoon (author)trebuchet032008-06-02

Wow, I'm a very visual guy, and feel just the opposite--the photos usually aren't very representative, and now I have to work harder to suss out the 'ibles. Plus I'm very non-linear, and appreciate a little organization in my life.... The grid works with the featured projects, though--I'd say the photos are better.

trebuchet03 (author)gmoon2008-06-02

Fair enough :p I've been skipping most of the projects and just looking at most popular and featured - bad pictures have always been ignored (even without the new UI)... If you didn't spend enough time to use a good introduction picture in my opinion, it's not worth my time to sort it out :p But if the project is good despite it's introduction image short comings, it will be popular enough for me to catch it :p

Kiteman (author)2008-06-02

They snuck this on us while I was away, but I have to say it's grown on me very quickly.

Hoopajoo (author)2008-06-01

Thanks! The new template is a real turn-off for me. I saw the changes and was "WTF?" I know it may suit others better, but the original is still the best for me.

implaxis (author)2008-06-01

Thanks, I didn't notice that. I much prefer the List over the Thumbnail view.

acaz93 (author)2008-06-01

Fire shaving . NO hilarious , lol'd !

bumpus (author)2008-06-01

k well i figured this all out last weekend, but it does not stay in list view, it goes back to the new one, any idea how to change the views and keep it one way?

theRIAA (author)2008-06-01

didn't even notice. I bookmarked "recent" normal view a long time ago, and it hasn't changed.

Brennn10 (author)2008-06-01

Great instructable for those who are novices in navigating through the wonderful jolly maze of You will help many young souls with this Michael. Thy shalt be proud.

GorillazMiko (author)Brennn102008-06-01


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