About F.B Purity
Fluff Busting (F.B.) Purity lets you Clean up and Customize Facebook. It has a myriad of features for eliminating the junk and clutter on Facebook.
F.B. Purity's Features
F.B. Purity lets you hide the Suggested Posts / Related Posts / Sponsored Posts / Sponsored Stories / Upcoming Events / Games your Friends are playing / Games You May Like / Similar To / Related Articles / More Like / More From / Trending Topics etc
You know those posts in your newsfeed that you are not interested in seeing? FB Purity lets you hide all that stuff.
FBP gives you the option to turn off auto play videos, returning them to "Click to Play" instead. The option for this is under the "Video Stories" section under the Newsfeed Filters Heading on the FBP options screen.
FBP gives you the option to remove the Trending Topics box. The option for this is under the "More Options" Heading of the FBP options screen. One reason you might want to hide the Trending box would be if you wanted to avoid seeing Spoilers for your favourite TV Show, or Sporting event.
Lets you force Facebook to sort your newsfeed by "Most Recent" stories first
Although Facebook has an option to let you choose what order you want your newsfeed sorted in, it seems to keep "forgetting" the user's preference. This option lets you force Facebook to always keep you on the "Most Recent" feed page.
*Update* And now Facebook keeps bumping old posts to the top, FBP now has a Chronological Sort function that you can activate by pressing the "R" key, and all the posts will go back into their correct order.
Custom Text Filter - Hide Posts by Keywords / Phrases
Using the Custom Text Filter, You can hide posts that feature specific words or phrases that you don't want to see in your newsfeeds. This function can be used for hiding "spoilers" that people post about TV shows or Sports events. For instructions on how to do this, see the: Custom Text Filter Guide
Be alerted when any of your friends remove or delete you from their friends list
If for some reason you are removed from any of your friend's friend lists, FBP's built in tracker will detect it and display an alert on your screen telling you who unfriend-ed you. (If you miss the alert, you can press the "F" key to replay the alert.)
You can expand the width of the news column in the newsfeed with FB Purity.
You can do this by ticking the "Expand News Column" option, theres also an onscreen button to toggle this option at the end of the FB Purity info bar, and a keyboard shortcut that can also toggle this setting, just press the "E" key on the keyboard.
Revert Bubble Chat back to the Old Style Chat Interface
If you do not like the new style "Bubble Chat" interface, you can turn this back to the old style chat interface via the option on the FBP options screen.
Hide Offline Friends in Chat
Fed up of seeing a mish mash of online and offline friends in chat? FBP has an option to only show the online friends in chat.
Hide Trending Topics / Hashtags
If you dont want to see the Trending Topics / Hashtags box, and the "is trending" news stories in your newsfeed, FBP lets you hide them.
Stops External Links and News links you click from being intercepted by Facebook
FBP has an option for fixing the news article links that redirect via Facebook applications, and instead lets you go directly to the news article, this means what you read wont show up in other peoples tickers or newsfeed, and you wont get hassled with the news organisations application page wanting you to add the application every time you click a news article link.
Stop the Automatic Tag Suggestions when you are typing
FBP has options for stopping Facebook's irritating automatic tag suggestions that try and auto-complete what you are typing, the option is called Hide "Auto Tag Suggestions" and its under the "More Options" heading. Another similar option lets you turn off the popup suggestions that show up when you use the Search box at the top of the page. This option is titled "Hide Search Box Popup" and its under the "Top Nav Bar Options" heading.
Hide all Photos / Hide All Videos from the feed
As well as giving you options to hide the shared videos and shared photos, theres also an even stricter options of hiding "All Photos" or "All Videos" from the newsfeed
Hide the random images that show up on List pages (Friends and Interest Lists) and the Pages Feed page
To enable this option open the "List Options" section under the "Newsfeed Filters" heading, then tick the "hide random header images" option.
View Animated Gifs in the Facebook Newsfeed
FBP has an option to enable the viewing of animated GIFS in the newsfeed. If anyone posts a link to an animated gif on the newsfeed, FBP will convert it to an animated GIF
Hide comments that consist soley of Tagged User Names
On popular posts, you often see hundreds of comments that consist of just Tagged user names, FBP has a keyboard shortcut "Z" that when pressed hides all those types of comments, making it easier to find the type of comments you do want to read.
Hide the News Ticker / Hide the Chat Interface
F.B. Purity adds options to hide both the new FB Chat interface and also the "News Ticker" aka the "Happening Now" sidebar, which is the box of constantly scrolling news in the top righthand side corner of your page.
Hide the "Like Page" buttons that show up on shared items in the newsfeed
They are a bit of an eyesore, so now FBP has an option that lets you hide the "Like Page" buttons that show up with shared items in the feed
Freeze the left hand column of the newsfeed in position
FBP gives you an option to fix the left hand navbar in a fixed position even when you scroll the newsfeed down. Very useful indeed!
Change the Font, Font Size, Background Image and Background Colours
F.B. Purity now has a font chooser with 650 pre-defined fonts that you can choose from, it also has a font size feature, to access it, you just need to go into the F.B. Purity settings, by clicking the F.B Purity link above your Facebook homepage.
You can also choose a background image, that will be shown behind the facebook pages you view, and also what colour scheme or colors you want to view facebook with, you can enter either use the Colour Picker widget (if available for your browser) or enter any colour name or HTML/CSS colour code on FBP's options screen, and then Facebook will be displayed in your chosen colors.
Hide Notifications Popup
If you get a lot of notifications the popup box in the bottom left corner can be quite distracting and can interrupt what you are doing, FB Purity has an option to turn those notifications off too.
Hide the "New Stories" popup button
If you are idle on Facebook for any length of time, an annoying little button pops up saying "New Stories". FBP has an option to hide that button.
Hide Smileys / Emoticons
If you don't like the graphical smileys aka emoticons and "stickers" that Facebook displays, you can hide them with FBP's built in Emoticon hiding option
The application whitelist lets you specify particular applications, whose messages you *do* want to see on your homepage. The script comes with a default list of applications that will not be hidden by the F.B. Purity app filter.
This list includes the following applications: FB for Iphone, FB for Blackberry, FB for Palm, FB for Android, Tweetdeck, Digsby, Tumblr and Selective Twitter.
For instructions on how to add applications you *want* to see to the list, see the F.B. Purity Application Whitelist Guide
If you do want to see all application messages in your news feed, you can turn off the app/games filtering in your feed.
By default the script hides the following "Extras" (though you can choose to see them if you wish):
- Liked (Became a Fan Of)
- Joined a Group
- Became a Friend of
- Is Attending an event
- Attended an Event
- Shared an event
Additional optional "Extras" that can also be hidden, but are shown by default are:
Facebook Questions (and answers), Created an event, Changed location (FB Places), Updated profile, Changed profile picture, Changed relationship, Commented on or likes status, Uploaded photo, Shared Photo, Tagged in, likes or commented on photo, Tagged in, likes or commented on album, Uploaded video, Tagged in video, Share a link, Commented on or likes link, Read an article, Trending articles, Posted a note, Tagged in note, Commented on wall, Commented on group wall, Commented on page wall, Commented on Event wall, Fan Page Stories (Stories from pages you have liked), Commented on "this", Liked "this
If you would rather see one, some or all of these messages, You can edit the default list, to your taste. Instructions on how to do this are here:
F.B. Purity Extras Blacklist Guide
Hide the following from the right hand side of your Facebook Homepage
Suggestions (People you may know, Featured, Find Friends, Find More Friends, Friend Finder), Ads and Sponsored Stories, Promoted Posts in the Newsfeed / Facebook Offers (Ads), Get Connected (aka Connect with Friends), Pokes, Events, Birthdays, Friend Requests, Game and Application Requests, Recommended Pages, Suggested Groups
The script has the capability of hiding all the above boxes, to hide them, simply tick the corresponding boxes in the F.B Purity options screen.
Block Applications Directly From Your NewsFeed
F.B. Purity, as well as by default letting you hide the game and app posts from your feed, also adds "BA" (Block Application) links, beneath the "V" menu button at the top right of application posts in your news feed, which lets you completely block the application from getting any information about you, sending you notifications, or invites to add the application. N.B Facebook's built in "V" (hide menu) button only lets you hide the application messages from your news feed, it does not stop invites or notifications, or stop the application from reading your profile data.
The "BA" button lets you block multiple applications at once, if there are multiple application messages on the screen, if you click the BA button, it will ask you if you want to block all the applications at the same time, if you say no, it will ask if you just want to block the app you clicked on.
Hide links in the Left Column, such as "Like Pages", "Pages Feed", "Games Feed" and "App Center"
FBP also gives you the option to hide links that you dont want to see in the Left hand column such as Pages Feed, Pages, Find Friends, Advert Manager, Music, Pokes, Places Editor, Interests, Like Pages, Games Feed,App Center, Create a Page, Create group, Events, Adverts Manager, Connect, Groups, Interests, Friends, Developer etc
Import and Export your F.B Purity Settings
You can export and import your FBP settings, so you can transfer your settings from browser to browser, or recover them after you have a browser crash etc
Further Customize Facebook by Setting Custom CSS Rules
You can add Custom CSS rules to FBP, so you can view Facebook exactly how you like it. CSS is a language for describing how elements on a web page should look. For examples and help with CSS, check out the F.B. Purity CSS page
For instructions on how to install F.B. Purity, please go to the
Install F.B. Purity page.
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