I cannot stand the new UI update.
Like the many, many others who mentioned it, I hate the new UI with a passion.
I did my best to put off the update after i saw a glimpse of it on browser, but Discord auto-updated, so now I'm stuck with this dumpster fire of a UI.
Discord is my main source of social interaction. It's how I speak to my friends worldwide. So this update makes that slightly difficult.
The compact and "sleek" feel of this update is very disorienting; it makes using Discord a chore. The lack of separation between messages makes it look disorganized and distracting. Also, the highlighting of messages and the godforsaken reactions coming every time my mouse hovers over every single message makes it nearly impossible for me to use the app for more than 5 minutes at a time.
I liked the old UI. Never had a problem with it. It was simple, clean, and cozy. It made it easier to keep track of the incoming and outgoing messages. This new update undoes all of that.
TL;DR, revert back to the old UI, cuz this one sucks.
I personally love the new UI. Don't see how it's messy.-27
at the least they should allow us to not use this horrible interface, it looks and feel horrible to use, ive never had any problems with the old ui and see this update as useless, annoying and unnecesarry12
I have no Problems with the Update either BUT I do have 2 Problems with the new UI (.5 if you count the line separator in):
- Active Now Bar (annoying and totally unnecessary because just by looking at the friends list you see who is doing what; AND there is no option to opt-out being shown there!)
- Reaction Bar (Annoying in Web-UI if you want to edit a message since you have no context menu; besides adding reaction is also included in the options you get by clicking on the three dots to the right! Annoying and unncecessary in Desktop because you can right-click any message and just add a reaction that way; also only limited Emojis are shown there!)
- Line Separator and Style of the "NEW" Line. Line Separator has gone missing with this new Update, making messages harder to read. Style of "NEW" Line (New Messages) is ugly and needs reformatting, BUT this is a thing I can live with.5
At the very least, just please let us disable the stupid automatic updates. When a program does things without me telling it to, or without my permission, I consider it malware. But Discord won't listen to us. They don't care about their users, even slightly.4
It would be SO COOL if you could switch in some sort of setting between all versions of the UI, including the first edition. It would be awesome, and would solve this issue for anyone complaining about the UI.5
better discord has a theme that reverts the ui almost completely
it's not *perfect* but it's very close.
just google the better discord library, it's not hard to find it in there. sort by date uploaded.
i'd link directly but i'll probably get punished because hurrdurr betterdiscord against tos3
yes, yes please. anything that allows me to go back to the precedent UI. i was avoiding to update because of the feedback i had on it, and it forced an update now... the UI interface is... off. a lot, i just don't like that. it feels smashed and crushed together , way too compact. the precedent one was perfect...1
I don't think messy is quite the right term for it, but with people that have reading disability issues (such as dyslexia), the removal of the divider line causes the text to more easily blur in with other lines, and it takes more effort to keep all of the information differentiated. In that sense, the interface itself isn't messy, but it's now been compressed in a way where some brains end up seeing it as messy.1
Use of BetterDiscord is against their TOS and COULD get you banned! As much as I wish I could revert certain things myself, I am not taking the risk of being banned...0
Perfect update is Discord providing us the OPTION to customize. Toggles, buttons and switches we actually want to press! PLEASE!2
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