Monday, October 04, 2010

Hate the New IMDB interface? There is a solution

I am sure a lot of you hate the new interface the Internet Movie Database introduced a little while ago, but there is a little secret I think everyone should know.

Technically, you can still reach the older version of the IMDB if you know where to look. And lucky for you all, I figured that out.

If you are looking at a movie, television show and the like and you want to see the old style view of its listing, put in the following after the its specific listing.


For example, if when you visit the listing for The Social Network, it comes up like this, change /maindetails at the end of the url to /combined, and the old version of the page should appear.

And for people, like say, Kiefer Sutherland, add /filmotype to the end, and you should have a more normal looking display.

Sadly, I haven't found a way to bring back the old front page, but if there is a way, I will share with the group.

Hopefully the IMDB keeps these views available for people who hate the new layout. I hope this helps a few people out.


Pat Tillett said...

Thanks for the tip!
I was wondering why they changed it in the first place...

John said...

Thank you!

I despise the new interface.

MC said...

I am certainly no fan of it either... and I am glad to help other people not have to deal with that fundamentally less user-friendly interface.

DEZMOND said...

I've hated IMDB ever since they went PRO :) I know they have to earn some money, but I still don't like it :)