The new layout for tracks look weird.

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When I view this page in Incognito mode, everything looks fine. But when I view it in a Regular mode, the whole page looks weird.

In Incognito window: https://imgur.com/a/rlPsodi
In Regular window: https://imgur.com/a/0LilHrI

I also noticed that the top bar became transparent. It also happened to my avatar on the right corner of the screen show up and then it disappears. What is going on here?
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Patrick

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Tom Stephen

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Is it new layout coming to life? Please, no....

Not to say it's ugly af, but the staff should take attention on almost everything but layout. Or, saying about layout, let's take all these huge ads out, that's all what's needed.

You saddened me, Patrick, hope I'm wrong with diagnosing.
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Patrick

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Trust me, I'm not happy with the new layout either. I'm more for the current version that they launched three years ago. I also agree with the advertisement, it looks awful which it gives me another reason to keep my ABP extensions enabled.
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If that's a new design I like it. More open, less condensed design. Have seen it before when browsing to track pages. I like how the color of the main pic fades into the background, gives each track page more of a dominant color uniqueness. Of course lots of people won't like, it's something new so that's a given. People seem to want the "older" page which they cursed three years ago.
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To be honest, the new layout that came out three years ago didn't bug me much. But I get your point.
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Well, I think the "dislike-ness" of this song layout could be not only for this thing being new, but also for some real reasons. Personally, I think it's placing too many things near themselves, so you can be distracted by things going in horizontal way. Vertical seemed to be more useful for me - both in browser or mobile.
Good things? I can't imagine ads being placed there that easily.

I remember the change in 2015, and I'd say layout was the best thing they did. I appreciated it quite easily, and the thing which annoyed me the most was how rapidly site changed + how many options we lost. And also, how much time it was needed to repair all bugs, basic options etc. So I guess I was on more rational side of 'Last.fm Change Opposition'.
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Patrick,
do you have some addon that alters the last.fm layout, by any chance ?

I just checked the same page (also with Chrome) and I see only the one that you've pictured as "incognito" !
Like this:


I was in the normal view mode (never tried incognito mode, as a matter of fact).

I don't think that me being a subscriber has anything to do with this.

Also, in a Firefox as guest (not logged on), I see the same "version".

So, I'm not very convinced that the picture no.2  is something that last.fm is throwing at us.

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I disabled all extensions I could find and none of them are causing the issue. The page still looks modern.
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Official Response
We're testing out a new track page layout with some registered users, following some of the design elements introduced with the new music page.  

>>>I also noticed that the top bar became transparent. It also happened to my avatar on the right corner of the screen show up and then it disappears. What is going on here?

That doesn't sound right.  Which browser are you using and are you running any extensions that might affect the page loading correctly (skins/themes, adblocking, etc)?
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I'm using Google Chrome Version 69.0.3497.100 (Official Build) (64-bit). I'm also using two AdBlocks. AdBlock Plus and AdGuard AdBlock. I disabled both of those extensions to see how the site will react. The top bar came back to normal, the same goes for my avatar that used to show up on the right corner of the screen. After I enabled those two extensions, everything came back to normal, and since then nothing weird happened.
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