FB Purity v15.0.1 – New options: Hide Fundraisers Section & Today’s Games & Lots of bug fixes

FB Purity v15.0.1 has been released

Added FB Purity to my browser and all the annoying crap on Facebook is gone!

Added the safe, free and top rated FB Purity to my browser and all the annoying crap on Facebook is gone!

FBP v15.0.1 Changes Summary:

  • Fixed the FBP link not showing in the top nav bar for some people
  • Fixed the “Hide Post” menu opening when newsfeed was loaded
  • Fixed the slowdown some users were experiencing
  • Fixed various Top Nav Bar options
  • Fixed new user welcome screen not showing
  • Fixed attending event filter
  • FixedLive Grid” functionality on the “Live Video” page.
  • Fixed descriptions in shared links sometimes not showing if the show full url option was on
  • Fixed compatibility with maxthon 4.9
  • New: Added a hide “Fundraisers” left column section option
  • New: Added a hide “Today’s Games” right column option

Important News for Chrome users of FBP:

Facebook’s legal team have made Google remove the Chrome extension from the Chrome Webstore due to claimed Trademark Infringement. I am in the process of getting this resolved. Until that is sorted, the install/update process for the Chrome extension has changed. You now need to save the extension to your computer, then drag it on to the Chrome Extensions page. (Full instructions for doing this are shown on the Install Page in red text below the green “Install F.B. Purity” button)

Install / Update the latest version of FB Purity by clicking the green “Install FB Purity” button on the FB Purity Install Page.

If you have any problems or questions with/about FBP, please use the available help resources on this website, including the FBP User Guide, and FBP FAQ page which includes a comprehensive Troubleshooting Guide that you should follow if you have any problems.

If you wish to support FB Purity, please Donate to ensure the continuation of this project. Please also tell all your Facebook friends and family about FBP too, cheers!

Best Regards,

Steve

**News Update Regarding Facebook notifications for “X new posts” on the FBP Fan Page**

Facebook have changed some code regarding the notifications for the FB Purity Fan Page and it seems to be rather buggy, it is posting notifications that there are new posts when there aren’t any. The solution is to hover over the “Like” button on the FB Purity Fan Page and unsubscribe from notifications. You no longer need Facebook’s notifications because the FB Purity extension now has its own notification system for new posts on the FBP Fan Page built in (make sure you have the “Show FBP News Notifications” box ticked under the “Text Filter” box on the FBP options screen to receive FBP News notifications)

**News Update Regarding The Left Column Links Section**
Some people are experiencing a new design for Facebook’s “Left column links” section, as they are part of a small group that Facebook is testing new code out on. Some of FBP’s left column related options may stop working if you have that new design. A lot of people are wondering how they can access their Friend and Interest Lists they have created. You can still access your Friends Lists here and your Interest Lists here.

FBP TIP: If you are being blitzed by posts about “Pokemon Go” in your newsfeed and want them gone. Putting the words pokemon and pokémon into FBP‘s Text Filter box should filter out most pokemon posts. Or if you want greater coverage, heres a longer list of keywords/phrases you can put into the Text Filter box, that should filter out even more Pokemon related posts:

Pokémon
Pokemon

pokeball
Pokéball
pokestop
pokéstop
pokegym
pokégym
pokélure
pokelure
pokécoin
pokecoin
Team Instinct
TeamInstinct
Team Valor
TeamValor
Team Mystic
TeamMystic
Team Rocket
TeamRocket

Facebook driving you crazy? Don’t get mad, Get FB Purity!

FB Purity Overview

For those who don’t already know, FB Purity is a safe, free and top rated web browser extension for Google ChromeFirefox, Safari, Opera and Maxthon. It lets you clean  up the junk and customize Facebook the way you want it to be. It has many cool features, such as hiding all the ads, alerting you when friends un-friend you, letting you change the site’s colours, fonts and background image,  it lets you stay on the “Most Recent” feed permanently and lots more. FBP has been reviewed and highly recommended in many places including the Washington Post, CNET, PCWorld, MacWorld, GetConnected etc.

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FB Purity v14.9.1 – Sort Most Recent on Friend’s Timeline pages, new View Live Grid function + bug fixes

FB Purity v14.9.1 has been released

Added FB Purity to my browser and all the annoying crap on Facebook is gone!

Added the safe, free and top rated FB Purity to my browser and all the annoying crap on Facebook is gone!

FBP v14.9.1 Changes Summary:

  • Updated: the “News Sort : Most Recent” option to also clear the “POSTS YOU HAVEN’T SEEN” section at the top of your friend’s Timeline pages, so it shows their Most Recent Posts at the top, as you would expect.
  • Fixed: the “Friends Feed” option which had stopped working, and also fixed the constant refreshing that could occur if that option was selected.
  • Fixed: the text smileys that were showing alongside the graphical smileys, if you had set a font size using the “Font Size” option
  • New: I’ve added a “View Live Grid” Link at the top of the Live Video Map page, gives you a grid based view of current Live Users.
New View Live User Grid Option - Shows a grid of users currently broadcasting live video

New View Live User Grid Option – Shows a grid of users currently broadcasting live video

The Live Grid Shows Facebook users who are currently broadcasting live video

Clicking the “View Live Grid” link displays a grid of Facebook users who are currently broadcasting live video

Known issue with the live grid, for users of the Firefox extension version of FBP if you click one of the images in the live grid in firefox, it opens the video in a new tab, FBP will not be active in the new tab, and you will need to refresh the page to activate FBP in that tab. A solution to this, is to use the GM Script version of FBP instead of the extension version, as that issue does not occur with that version. The GM Script version of FBP is on the same Install page as the extension version.

  • New: Option to hide the “Your Posts” link, under the “Hide Left Column Links” heading
  • New: “Enlarge Reaction Images” Option, under the “Custom Reactions” heading. I’ve also made it easier to select the existing Custom Reactions from the Custom Reactions page. Hovering over the example URLs on that page will display a preview of what the reaction images look like and clicking on a URL will select the URL, you then just need to right click and copy and paste it into the Custom Reactions box on the FBP Options screen.
  • Updated: If you tick the “Hide Nagging Questions” option (under the Timeline Options heading on the FBP options screen) it should also now get rid of those Facebook Greetings you get under the Status box on the Newsfeed page.

Install / Update the latest version of FB Purity by clicking the green “Install FB Purity” button on the FB Purity Install Page.

Please note Chrome users can try updating the extension by going to the Chrome Extensions management page then ticking the “Developer Options” box, then clicking the “Update Extensions Now” button.

If you have any problems or questions with/about FBP, please use the available help resources on this website, including the FBP User Guide, and FBP FAQ page which includes a comprehensive Troubleshooting Guide that you should follow if you have any problems.

If you wish to support FB Purity, please Donate to ensure the continuation of this project. Please also tell all your Facebook friends and family about FBP too, cheers!

Best Regards,

Steve

Facebook driving you crazy? Don’t get mad, Get FB Purity!

FB Purity Overview

For those who don’t already know, FB Purity is a safe, free and top rated web browser extension for Google ChromeFirefox, Safari, Opera and Maxthon. It lets you clean  up the junk and customize Facebook the way you want it to be. It has many cool features, such as hiding all the ads, alerting you when friends un-friend you, letting you change the site’s colours, fonts and background image,  it lets you stay on the “Most Recent” feed permanently and lots more. FBP has been reviewed and highly recommended in many places including the Washington Post, CNET, PCWorld, MacWorld, GetConnected etc.

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F.B. Purity v14.8.0 – Hide Live Box in right column and Discover Groups in left column

FB Purity v14.8.0 has been released

Added FB Purity to my browser and all the annoying crap on Facebook is gone!

Added the safe, free and top rated FB Purity to my browser and all the annoying crap on Facebook is gone!

FBP v14.8.0 Changes Summary:

  • New: Option to hide the new “Live” box in the right column. (Option is under the “Hide Right Column Links” heading on the options screen)
  • New: Option to hide the “Discover Groups” link in the left column (Option is under the “Hide Left Column Links” heading on the FBP options screen)
  • New: Option to hide the “Live Video” (was called “Live Map” previously) link in the left column (Option is under the “Hide Left Column Links” heading on the FBP options screen)
  • Fixed: The Custom Reactions functionality
  • Fixed: If the “Show Log Out Button” option was turned on, the page would sometimes redirect to Facebook’s settings page.
  • Fixed: The “Clear Ad Prefs” functionality, that lets you clear out all the Ad Topics on the Facebook Ad Prefs Page
  • Fixed: The “Freeze Top Nav Bar” Option. I had removed it previously because the option was causing some problems, but I think I have managed to fix it now. (Option is under the “Top Nav Bar Options” heading.

Install / Update the latest version of FB Purity by clicking the green “Install FB Purity” button on the FB Purity Install Page.

If you have any problems or questions with/about FBP, please use the available help resources on this website, including the FBP User Guide, and FBP FAQ page which includes a comprehensive Troubleshooting Guide that you should follow if you have any problems.

If you wish to support FB Purity, please Donate to ensure the continuation of this project. Please also tell all your Facebook friends and family about FBP too, cheers!

For those who don’t already know, FB Purity is a safe, free and top rated web browser extension for Google ChromeFirefox, Safari, Opera and Maxthon. It lets you clean  up the junk and customize Facebook the way you want it to be. It has many cool features, such as hiding all the ads, alerting you when friends un-friend you, letting you change the site’s colours, fonts and background image,  it lets you stay on the “Most Recent” feed permanently and lots more. FBP has been reviewed and highly recommended in none other than the Washington Post!

Best Regards,

Steve

Facebook driving you crazy? Don’t get mad, Get FB Purity!

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F.B. Purity v14.7.0 – Lets you use Custom Reaction Images on Facebook

F.B. Purity v14.7.0 – Lets you Customize the Reaction Images – Export and Import your FBP Settings by Files – The Chrome extension should now be more stable + Lots more fixes

Hide the new Facebook Reactions with FB Purity

FB Purity gives you the option to use Custom Reaction Images.

FBP v14.7.0 Changes Summary:

  • New: Custom Reactions Option, lets you add either a URL for a Custom Reaction Image packs or a comma separated list of individual reaction image URLs. For instructions on how to use this option, please read the FBP Custom Reaction Images page

Video Example of FB Purity’s Custom Reactions functionality featuring animated Reactions

  • New: Import FBP Settings directly from a previously saved Settings text file.
  • Fixed: The Chrome extension version of FBP, should work more consistently now. Previously it was intermittently stopping working, fingers crossed that is fixed now.
  • Fixed: If you have a Background colour set, uploaded photos in groups, and images on notifications pages should no longer be invisible
  • Fixed: Hide “Wrote on Timeline” option
  • Fixed: The “Hide All Videos” newsfeed filter option should now also hide Animated Gif posts.
  • Fixed: The “Zap Comments” function, that hides comments that just consist of Tagged names when you press the “Z” key should now work properly again.
  • Fixed: If you have the “Timeline Options” setting “Hide Games + Apps” turned on, it should no longer hide app/game posts on your own Timeline page.
  • Fixed: The Hide “Your Memories” (aka On This Day) filter. Previously it occasionally showed your memory posts even if the option to hide them was turned on.
  • Fixed: If the “Show Full URL on Shared Links” option was turned on, sometimes the “shared link”‘s description would be hidden, this is fixed now.

Safari Users Rejoice, You can now use the latest version of FB Purity in your browser, however you need to first install the Tampermonkey extension then install the GM Script version of FB Purity. Please check the FB Purity Install page for more information.

Install / Update the latest version of FB Purity by clicking the green “Install FB Purity” button on the FB Purity Install Page.

If you have any problems or questions with/about FBP, please use the available help resources on this website, including the FBP User Guide, and FBP FAQ page which includes a comprehensive Troubleshooting Guide that you should follow if you have any problems.

If you wish to support FB Purity, please Donate to ensure the continuation of this project. Please also tell all your Facebook friends and family about FBP too, cheers!

For those who don’t already know, FB Purity is a safe, free and top rated web browser extension for Google ChromeFirefox, Safari, Opera and Maxthon. It lets you clean  up the junk and customize Facebook the way you want it to be. It has many cool features, such as hiding all the ads, alerting you when friends un-friend you, letting you change the site’s colours, fonts and background image,  let you stay on the “Most Recent” feed permanently and lots more. FBP has been reviewed and highly recommended in none other than the Washington Post!

Best Regards,

Steve

Facebook driving you crazy? Don’t get mad, Get FB Purity!

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FB Purity v14.5.0 – Hide Reactions Bar – Hide Reactions Emojis – Hide Payments Section

F.B. Purity Beta v14.5.0 – Lets you hide the new Reactions Bar

Hide the new Facebook Reactions with FB Purity

FB Purity lets you hide Facebook’s new “Like” Reactions bar

FB Purity was in the news recently on WSAZ TV in a segment called Dealing with Political Discord on Social Media, check it out:

FBP v14.5.0 Changes Summary:

  • New: Hide “Reaction Bar” Option (hides the reactions bar completely)
  • New: Hide “Payments Section” option to hide the Payments links in the Left Column (the option is under the “Hide Left Column Links” heading and ticking this option hides both the “Payment History” and “Send Money” links in the Payments section)
  • New: Hide “Tagged in this” option (located next to the “commented on this” and “liked this” options)
  • New: The “Export Settings” link at the bottom of the FBP options screen now gives you the option to save your FBP settings to a text file.
  • Fixed: The Hide “Graphical Smileys / Emoticons” option now hides the new “Like/Reaction” Emojis in the Reactions bar and replaces them with text.
  • Fixed: The new “Page Stories You Might Like” box that has started showing up in the newsfeed, will now be hidden if you have the hide “Sponsored Box/ Stories” option turned on.
  • Fixed: The “Liked” (this,photo,video,status etc) newsfeed filters have been updated to also hide “Reacted to” stories

Install / Update the latest version of FB Purity by clicking the green “Install FB Purity” button on the FB Purity Install Page 

Tip for Google Chrome users who are having problems updating FBP: Tick the “Developer Options” box button on the Extension management page, then click “Update Extensions Now” button. Please note this won’t work if your version of FBP says “Not From Chrome Webstore” next to it, due to a bug in chrome. If it says that, you should export your FBP settings (see the FBP User Guide page for how to do this) then uninstall FBP, then reinstall it via the big green “Install FB Purity” button, then import your FBP settings which you had exported previously. After doing that FBP should be able to auto-update in future and will also be safe from being automatically disabled by Chrome, when it disables extensions that are “Not from Chrome Webstore”.

If you have any problems or questions with/about FBP, please use the available help resources on this website, including the FBP User Guide, and FBP FAQ page which includes a comprehensive Troubleshooting Guide that you should follow if you have any problems.

If you wish to support FB Purity, please Donate to ensure the continuation of this project. Please also tell all your Facebook friends and family about FBP too, cheers!

For those who don’t already know, FB Purity is a safe, free and top rated web browser extension for Google ChromeFirefox, Safari, Opera and Maxthon. It lets you clean  up the junk and customize Facebook the way you want it to be. It has many cool features, such as hiding all the ads, alerting you when friends un-friend you, letting you change the site’s colours, fonts and background image,  let you stay on the “Most Recent” feed permanently and lots more. FBP has been reviewed and highly recommended in none other than the Washington Post!

Best Regards,

Steve

Facebook driving you crazy? Don’t get mad, Get FB Purity!

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FB Purity v14.3.1 Fixes Expand News Column, Adds WebFont Preview box plus lots of bugfixes

FB Purity Update: v14.3.1 has been released. It Fixes the Expand News Column option, Adds WebFont Preview box plus lots of bugfixes

Clean up and Customize Facebook with FB Purity

Imagine Facebook without the junk. Get FB Purity, and enjoy a cleaned up Facebook experience: http://fbpurity.com

Changes in this release:

  • New: Added “Preview” (individual web font) link next to the Web Font select box. My WebFont of the Day Tip : “Cherry Swash”.FBP's WebFont Preview Window
  • New:Show Full URLs on shared links” option. (Under the Further Options heading) FBP's Show Full URL on Shared Links option
  • New: Updated “Hide Trending search suggestions” option to remove political debate search suggestions that show up below the search box
  • New: Facebook is now adding prompts beneath your status box asking you to update your status about certain current events (such as Election debates etc) or public holidays or festivals, if you tick the “Hide Nagging Questions” option under “Timeline Options“, FBP should hide these now.
  • Fixed: Fixed “Expand News Column” option. Previously it was set to auto-expand, and would change widths as you scrolled the page down, the width should remain stable now.
  • Fixed: Improved hide “Graphical Smileys / Emoticons” option to show the text behind the graphic in some cases
  • Fixed: Stopped the FBP News notification from showing up on every install, it should now only show up if there is a new story on the FBP fan page.
  • Fixed: Renamed Hide “Wrote on Wall” option to Hide “Wrote on Timeline” to make it clearer to new users what the option does.
  • Fixed: Removed “Freeze top nav bar” option, as it no longer seems necessary and was causing problems for some users (it was cutting off a small section from the top of the page). If you want that functionality back you can put the following Custom CSS into FBP’s CSS box:
    /*Freeze Top Nav Bar*/
    #blueBarDOMInspector>div {position:fixed !important}
  • Fixed: Hide birthday posts in newsfeed if the hide Birthdays option, under the “Hide Right Column Links” heading, is ticked
  • Fixed: Hide “Games + Apps” option on Timeline pages option (under “Timeline Options” heading). This option should now hide games and apps on Timeline pages, (unless the game/app has been whitelisted)

Known Issues

  • If you have the expand news column option turned on and chat/sidebar hidden, then open the chat/sidebar, the chat column will open up slightly overlapping the news column. A page reload will fix this issue.
  • The font preview box sometimes appears in random parts of the screen if the existing font size is too large. I’m looking into fixing this.
  • The WebFonts option works really badly on Firefox, if you set a webfont in Firefox, the screen will flicker a lot. It works fine in Chrome however, in case you want to try it. It also works ok in the developer version of Firefox (FF47) so when the fixes in that version of Firefox trickle down to the stable version of FF, the web fonts option should start working ok, or you could switch to using the Developer Version of FF, though you would currently need to use the Greasemonkey extension with the GM script version of FBP for that.

Install / Update the latest version of FB Purity by clicking the green “Install FB Purity” button on the FB Purity Install Page 

Tip for Google Chrome users who are having problems updating FBP: Tick the “Developer Options” box button on the Extension management page, then click “Update Extensions Now” button. Please note this won’t work if your version of FBP says “Not From Chrome Webstore” next to it due to a bug in chrome. If it says that, you need to either update it manually via the instructions on the FBP install page, or else export your FBP settings (see user guide on how to do this) then uninstall FBP, then reinstall it via the green “Install FB Purity” button, then import your FBP settings you exported previously. After doing that FBP should be able to auto-update in future.

If you have any problems or questions with/about FBP, please use the available help resources on this website, including the FBP User Guide, and FBP FAQ page which includes a comprehensive Troubleshooting Guide that you should follow if you have any problems.

If you wish to support FB Purity, please Donate to ensure the continuation of this project. Please also tell all your Facebook friends and family about FBP too, cheers!

For those who don’t already know, FB Purity is a safe, free and top rated web browser extension for Google ChromeFirefox, Safari, Opera and Maxthon. It lets you clean  up the junk and customize Facebook the way you want it to be. It has many cool features, such as hiding all the ads, alerting you when friends un-friend you, letting you change the site’s colours, fonts and background image,  let you stay on the “Most Recent” feed permanently and lots more. FBP has been reviewed and highly recommended in none other than the Washington Post!

Best Regards,

Steve

Facebook driving you crazy? Don’t get mad, Get FB Purity!

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FB Purity v14.1.0 fixes top nav bar issues & other bugs & adds new functionality

F.B. Purity v14.0.1 has been released. Fixing various issues, and adds some new functionality.

Clean up and Customize Facebook with the safe, free and critically acclaimed FB Purity

“Added FB Purity to my browser, and all the annoying crap on Facebook has gone!”

Summary of Changes in FBP 14.1.0:

Get FB Purity and solve many Facebook annoyances

FB Purity lets you clean up and customize Facebook, making Facebook much less annoying to use.

  • New: Added an option to make “Friends Feed” the default,”News Sort: Friend Feed“. The Friends feed is basically the newsfeed featuring only posts from your friends, none from Pages that you have liked, so it loads much quicker, if you just want to catch up on what your friends are doing.
    (Please note: Choose either the “Friends Feed” or “Most Recent” option or neither, if you select both options, it will just default to “Friends Feed” which is naturally sorted by most recent anyway.
  • New: The “Z” keyboard shortcut for the ‘Zap “name tag only” comments’ function, now also zaps comments that feature words/phrases in your Text Filter box.
  • Fixed: Fixed the “Top Nav Bar” colour / image/ logout button options
  • Fixed: The “Sort Feed: Most Recent” option should work again now. Please note that I’ve changed the  name of option to “News Sort: Most Recent”.
  • Fixed: Filtering app/game posts in the news ticker in the right hand column.
  • Fixed: Hide “Liked Page” filter (previously it was also filtering out extra posts that it shouldn’t have)
  • Fixed: The “Show/Hide” toggle functionality on the “Apps/Extras” links at the top of the newsfeed should be working better now
  • Fixed: Hide “Wrote on wall” filter

Install / Update the latest version of FB Purity by clicking the green “Install FB Purity” button on the FB Purity Install Page 

N.B If you are using Chrome, you may be able to update by ticking the “Developer Mode” box at the top of the browser’s extensions management page, and then clicking the “Update extensions now” button. If that doesn’t work, you will need to install via the drag and drop method explained on the install page. Or another way to do it would be to export your settings via the FBP options screen, then remove the existing version of FBP via the extensions management page, then goto the install page and install fbp by clicking the green button. Then once its installed, import your settings again.

If you have any problems or questions with/about FBP, please use the available help resources on this website, including the FBP User Guide, and FBP FAQ page which includes a comprehensive Troubleshooting Guide that you should follow if you have any problems.

If you wish to support FB Purity, please Donate to ensure the continuation of this project. Please also tell all your Facebook friends and family about FBP too, cheers!

For those who don’t already know, FB Purity is a safe, free and top rated web browser extension for Google ChromeFirefox, Safari, Opera and Maxthon. It lets you clean  up the junk and customize Facebook the way you want it to be. It has many cool features, such as hiding all the ads, alerting you if friends un-friend you, letting you change the site’s colours, fonts and background image,  let you stay on the Most Recent feed permanently and lots more. FBP has been reviewed and highly recommended in none other than the Washington Post!

Best Regards,

Steve

Facebook driving you crazy? Don’t get mad, Get FB Purity!

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FB Purity v14.0.0 Fixes feed filtering for Firefox & the FF add-on is now signed!

FB Purity v14.0 is out now, fixing newsfeed filtering for Firefox & the FF add-on also now signed!

The 12 Days of Facebook... Clean up and Customize Facebook with the safe, free and top rated FB Purity browser add-on.

Happy Holidays! I hope you have a great new year too!

Get FB Purity and clean up and customize Facebook just the way you like it

FB Purity lets you clean up and customize Facebook.

Whats fixed in FBP 14.0:

  • Fixed: newsfeed filtering for FF41/42/43+ The FF add-on is now signed too! However, please read all the notes below before installing the fixed version!
  • Fixed: the “Set Background Image” link for photo theatre mode
  • Fixed: the “Hide Send Money Button” option (under the Chat Options heading on the FBP options screen.)
  • Fixed: hiding the “Pages you may like” box that shows up in the newsfeed
  • Fixed: The “Sort Feed : Most Recent” option was no longer working in certain situations. This has been fixed now. If you have FBP v14 installed already, but this option is not working for you, clear your browser cache *then* re-install FBP, as this fix was added a few days after the initial release.

Whats New in FBP 14.0:

  • Added: HideSale Groups” option under the “Hide Links in Left Column” heading on FBP options screen. (N.B this is a late addition, as Facebook added this link right after FBP14 was released, if its not in FBP 14 for you yet, clear your browser’s cache then reinstall FBP)
  • Added: “Remove image from background” option, which shows up under an image in theatre mode after you have set it as your background.
  • Added: “is playing” to the hide “watching / listening to” filter
  • Added: “Hide trending search suggestions” option (under the Top Nav Bar Options heading on the FBP options screen)
  • Added: hiding the seasonal / promotional messages that show up in and under the status update box to the hide “Hide nagging questions” option. (This option is under the “Timeline Options” heading on the FBP options screen)

**IMPORTANT INFO – Firefox Users Please Read!!**

I had to change the internal ID of the FF extension in order to get it signed, which means when you install it, it will appear as a fresh install and will not replace the existing version of FBP. So before installing this new version of the Firefox extension, export your FBP settings from your existing version of FBP via the “Export Settings” link at the bottom of the FBP options screen, then disable the current version of FBP via Firefox’s Add-ons screen. Once that is done, install the new version of FBP, then go to the Options screen and Import the settings you saved previously, via the “Import Settings” link.

If you previously installed FF ESR to get FBP working properly again, you can either stick with that version of Firefox if you prefer it, or you can now update to the latest version of Firefox, by simply Downloading the latest version of Firefox  and installing it directly over the FF ESR installation. This should preserve all your bookmarks, settings, extensions, profiles etc. If you switched to the GM script version of FBP to get FBP working again when FF43 was released, again you can either stick with that, or disable that and go back to the extension version of FBP, its up to you.

Its also worth noting that if you turned off the “xpinstall.signatures.required” setting in Firefox previously, you can turn it back on after installing FBP v14, now that FBP is signed.

One last piece of Firefox related news. Although I can’t support users who use Alpha/Beta/Dev/ versions of browsers, if you do want to get FBP running in the latest Firefox Dev or Nightly versions of FF with Electrolysis turned on, you should know that the current version of the FBP extension does not work under Electrolysis, but it seems the GM script version of FBP does work fine in the latest FF Nightly builds with Electrolysis turned on. It didn’t work too great in the Dev version when i tried it, but I’m sure it will catch up with the Nightly version soon.

Other FBP  Related News

Facebook has been showing a box in the newsfeed recently asking for “Feedback” that looks like this:

We'd like to improve your Facebook experience.

The “We’d like to improve your Facebook experience” box

If you are fed up of clicking the hide this post menu item under the chevron in the top right corner, and seeing it keep re-appearing. Just put the following text (without the quotes) into the “Text Filter” box on the FBP options screen:

We’d like to improve your Facebook experience” (without the quotes)

Then FBP will filter that item out of the newsfeed for you.

 

Install / Update the latest version of FB Purity by clicking the green “Install FB Purity” button on the FB Purity Install Page 

N.B If you are using Chrome, you may be able to update by ticking the “Developer Mode” box at the top of the extensions management page, and then clicking the “Update Extensions Now” button. If that doesn’t work, you will need to install via the drag and drop method explained on the install page. Or another way to do it would be to export your settings via the FBP options screen, then remove the existing version of FBP via the extensions management page, then goto the install page and install fbp by clicking the green button. Then once its installed, import your settings again.

If you wish to support FB Purity, please Donate to ensure the continuation of this project. Please also tell all your Facebook friends and family about FBP too! As a special Holiday treat, you could install it for them and show them how it works! :)

Wishing you all a very merry end of year celebration and hoping you have an awesome new year too! Huge thanks to all those people who have supported FB Purity through the years! Without you this wouldn’t be possible. Cheers!

Best Wishes,

Steve

Seasons Greetings from FBP

Seasons Greetings from FBP

FB Purity is a safe, free and top rated web browser extension for Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Maxthon. It lets you clean  up the junk and customize Facebook the way you want it to be. It has many cool features, such as hiding all the ads, alerting you if friends un-friend you, letting you change the site’s colours, fonts and background image,  let you stay on the Most Recent feed permanently and lots more” FBP has been reviewed and highly recommended in none other than the Washington Post!

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FBP News Roundup : Multiple issues affecting FBP plus solutions

FB Purity News round up **All FBP users, please read this post as it has info relevant to all**

Clean up and Customize Facebook with the safe, free and top rated FB Purity browser add-on

FB Purity, the safe, free and top rated browser add-on lets you hide boring topics or spoilers from your newsfeed, with its keyword filtering technology : http://www.fbpurity.com

Issues affecting Firefox users

Firefox v43 was released on the 15th Dec, and that version of Firefox automatically disables any “un-signed” extensions including FBP.

**UPDATE** FBP v14.0 has now been released, and the Firefox extension has been signed, so please read the release notes for FBP v14 for important information regarding the latest release.

It is possible to enable/re-enable unsigned extensions to be installed in FF43 by changing a Firefox setting: Type about:config into the URL bar in Firefox, then in the Search box type xpinstall.signatures.required then double-click the preference, or right-click and select “Toggle”, to set it to false. This will allow you to install or re-enable any unsigned extensions.

Newsfeed filtering is still broken in Firefox since FF41 was released, so I still recommend installing Firefox ESR (Extended Support Release) via https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/ It is a straightforward, quick and painless procedure, and replaces your existing FF installation, but retains your settings, bookmarks and extensions etc and means FBP’s newsfeed filtering functionality will work properly for you again. FF ESR is a secure and stable version of Firefox that receives regular security updates at the same time as the most recent FF release.

Another option is to switch to using the Greasemonkey version of FBP, which is available on the same  FBP download page as the FF extension. The GM script version of FBP has the exact same functionality as the extension version, but because the Greasemonkey extension itself has been signed, that means you can install any GM scripts you like, including FBP, so no need to alter any settings, or install different versions of Firefox.

Of course another option is to switch to another browser that FBP will run in, such as Chrome, Opera or Maxthon. In my own personal experience FBP functions much better in those browsers anyway.

New Facebook Advert Preferences Interface

Facebook have recently exposed its ad preferences interface which shows how Facebook stores ad topics that it thinks you might be interested in. Of course if you have FBP’s ad hiding function turned on, you won’t see the ads, but you might still be interested to see the list of Ad topics it thinks you are interested in, and may even want to delete them.

You can see the list of ad topics here: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/edit/ You will be pleased to know that FBP now has functionality for cleaning out the list of ad topics from that page, as Facebook only allows you to delete them one at a time. FBP adds a button to that page, titled “Clear Ad Prefs with FBP” and clicking it will remove all the topics from the page. I recently fixed a bug with this, so you may need to reinstall FBP to get the button working properly so it clears all the preferences out without leaving any behind, in a single sweep.

Trending Topics appearing in Search box popup

“Trending Topics” have now started appearing as search suggestions in the Search popup box. FBP has an option under the “Top Nav Bar Options” heading to completely hide the “search box popup”, but I have now figured out some CSS code that just hides the Trending/Popular/Recent Searches from showing in the popup. To add the code, click the CSS tab link on the FBP options screen, then copy and paste the following code into the box, then click the “Save & Close” button.

/* hide search suggestions */
#facebar_typeahead_view_list._21c._2yob, #blueBarNAXAnchor div.injectedSearchSuggestion {display:none}

For more CSS customisation options, check out the FBP CSS Page

Bug in Hide “Liked Page” Filter

Another thing worth mentioning is the Hide “Liked Page” filter, under the “Link / Page Stories” heading on the FBP options screen. This filter has a bug which causes extra posts to be hidden than should be (they will have text filter match “like page” written under them). So if you are suffering from that problem, turn that option off, until i can figure out a fix for it.

Bug in Hide “Auto Tag Suggestions” option

This option is not working properly any more, since an FB code change, and its very hard to fix, so may not be back for a while, as I have lots of other more pressing issues to deal with right now.

The Hide “Your Memories” filter

Some people are noticing that some memories are getting past this filter. There is a solution: Go to the On This Day page, click the Preferences button, then click the “Edit” link in the people section and add your own name to the list of people whose posts will be filtered out.

New Facebook Popup Notifications in the Bottom Right Corner

One last thing, I keep getting people saying FBP’s Hide “Popup Notifications” option is no longer blocking facebook’s popup notifications, in fact fbp is still blocking the popup notifications that appear at the bottom left side of facebook pages, but it cannot block the facebook notifications that appear at the bottom right, and show up whether or not you actually have Facebook open at the time. These are a different type of notification and you can actually stop them in either Facebook’s own notification settings and / or the browser’s settings. The  image below explains how to block the right hand side popups from showing up in Google Chrome browser:

How to block Facebook's new browser popup notifications that appear at the bottom right of your browser window.

Click the padlock in the URL bar, then click the Notifications menu, and tick the “Always block on this site” option.

And the image below, shows you how to turn them off on Facebook’s own Notification Settings page:

Turn off Facebook's

How to turn off Facebook’s “Push” notifications, that pop up at the bottom right of your browser, whether or not you have Facebook open.

Hopefully this news is helpful to some of you,

Best regards,

Steve

Please remember if you have any problems or questions with or about FBP, to use the available help resources on this website, including the FBP User Guide, and FBP FAQ page  which includes a comprehensive Troubleshooting Guide

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