Is it possible under personal preferences to change this layout back to the way it was before this?
If you can't find one, I'd assume not. Sorry!
To clarify, this is the new default layout of Discourse (this forum software).It can only changed back to the old layout in the admin settings.But that would affect all users...
Can't say I'm a fan. Also, the mobile version eliminated the little notification icon.
I don't know if it is as solution for you.But i only use bookmarks to the "latest" view.
Especially on mobiles this is the only view which makes sense
I only use mobile, but I still have the little notification icon.