FB Purity v17.2.0 is out! Removes coloured backgrounds from statuses, lets you Auto-expand Shortcuts and Explore in the Left Column

FBP V17.2.0 has been released, it fixes coloured statuses, plus lots more

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

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

Changes in this release:

  • New: Added  Autoclick “Explore : See More” & Autoclick “Shortcuts :See More” options that let you automatically expand the “Shortcuts” and “Explore” left column headings. These new options are located under the “Left Column Links” heading on the FBP options screen.
  • Fixed: Hiding the new Colour Statuses. By default FBP will return statuses with coloured backgrounds, to normal. (They may have a plain thin dark outline around them, so you can see that they are not normal statuses) To see some “live” examples of coloured statuses “in the wild” check the following search results : https://fb.com/search/latest/..If you have the latest FBP installed you can toggle the Hide “Coloured Statuses” option to allow coloured backgrounds or hide the coloured backgrounds depending on your preference.Screenshot showing the new FBP option to turn off Coloured Backgrounds on Statuses
By default the latest version of FB Purity returns coloured statuses back to normal height, font size, alignment and background colour

Return Coloured Statuses on Facebook to Normal with FB Purity

  • Fixed: The HideMoments” link in left column option should work now.
  • Fixed: The “Clear Advertisers with FBP” button, that lets you easily remove all the Advertisers on the Edit Advertising Prefs page
  • Fixed: “Deleted friend Alerts” replay link was not showing in left column of new left column design when an alert was available
  • Fixed: FBP News link was not showing in left column of new left column design
  • Fixed: the HideCommented on this” filter
  • Fixed:  the Hide “Wrote on Timeline” option. This option should now be more robust and not need regular updating.
  • Fixed: Transparency issue with new left column design. If you use a background image and the transparency option, the nub to the left of the links where the cogwheel icon used to be has been removed.
  • New: Image content filter: “Smoking Image“, also image classification feature now works on a multi image post
  • New: Added new Custom Reaction Image sets ( Shia LaBeouf, Mr TReimu Hakurei, Barack ObamaMark Zuckerberg )
  • New: Added “Create a frame” to the hide “Create Section” option under “Left Column Links” heading
  • Changed: Moved the “Freeze Left Column” option to the “Left Column Options” section
  • Changed: Renamed the “Hide Left Column Links” heading on the FBP options screen to just “Left Column Links

Now that FBP is back in the Chrome Webstore, if you have  installed the FBP Chrome extension via the “Inline Install” method (by clicking the green “Install F.B. Purity” button on the FBP Install page) or directly via the Chrome Webstore, you should now receive automatic updates, though you can force an update by turning on “Developer Mode” on the Chrome extensions management page, then clicking the “Update Extensions Now” button (make sure you don’t have any facebook tabs open, so Chrome can unload the existing version first).

To make sure people don’t fall for fake versions of FB Purity, please leave a 5* review for the real F.B. Purity in the Chrome Webstore

All other  FBP users can update to the latest version of FB Purity by clicking the green “Install F.B. Purity” button on the FB Purity Install page on FBPURITY.COM and then following the on screen instructions.

Get FB Purity here: http://fbpurity.com

Facebook News that is relevant to all FBP Users

Important News about the “Most Recent” Feed

Facebook has decided to break their “Most recent” newsfeed even more than it was before, they are now bumping old posts that have new comments or new likes and are not labelling those posts as such (i.e. they are no longer putting the “person x liked this” or “person x commented on this” label at the top of the bumped posts, so fbp can no longer filter those bumped posts out) A workaround for this is to use FBP’s “manual” newsfeed Re-Sort function, which you can activate by pressing the “R” key on the keyboard, which will re-sort the currently loaded stories in the feed into their correct chronological order)

Important News for those who have the New Left Column Design

Not everybody has new the left column design (it has different and fewer section headings than the normal design, which include “Shortcuts” and “Explore“.  If you have previously hidden the “Apps Section” when you had the old left column design, you should know that this actually hides the “Explore” section in the new left column design. The reason for this is because Facebook re-used the same CSS identifier for the new section. So if you are missing any particular links in the left column, make sure you have un-checked the HideApps Section” option.

If you have the new Shortcuts Section, its basically similar to the old “Favourites” section, and can be edited to suit your preferences. There is an “Edit” link to the top right of this section, and clicking it brings up options for adding links you use frequently or hiding links you no longer want to be shown in that section.

In the new left column design the Friends Lists no longer show up, you now need to click the “Friends list” link to access them, also Facebook have removed the Interest Lists functionality, though you may still be able to access your old Interest Lists if you have bookmarked them, or if you can remember the names you gave them, you should be able to find them by searching for their names in the Facebook search box at the top of any Facebook page.

One thing a lot of people miss is the ability to organise your Shortcuts easily, one solution to this is to create a folder in your browser’s bookmarks toolbar, and put all the Facebook pages/groups/friends lists you wish to access easily in that folder, you can even have subfolders if you like, and can keep your facebook bookmarks organised neatly any way you choose.

News about a new Facebook Test – Comment Thread Notifications Popup Tabs

Facebook is testing out a new annoying feature that has apparently only been released to a small group of people so far. Its a new type of popup that occurs when someone comments on a post thread that you have also commented on. It seems, Facebook has added an option to turn off these new  popup comment notifications, you can access the option by clicking the cogwheel icon at the bottom right of facebook that controls the chat options, as seen in this screenshot:

If you have any problems with or questions 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. Many heartfelt thanks to those who have generously donated! :)

Please also tell all your Facebook friends and family about FBP too, cheers!

Thanks,

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 ChromeFirefoxEdgeSafari, 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. FB Purity has been reviewed and highly recommended in many places including the Washington Post, CNET, PCWorld, MacWorld, GetConnected etc and has over 300,000 users worldwide.

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FB Purity News Update: News for Firefox, Chrome, and all FBP users

News Updates (for Firefox, Chrome and Safari Users, plus info for all F.B. Purity users about the Image Content Filtering options):

News for Firefox Users of FBP
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If you are a Firefox user (using the FBP FF extension) who found that FBP stopped working after updating to FF49,  and already have a backup of your fbp settings you should uninstall FBP, then goto INSTALL.FBPURITY.COM and re-install FBP, then import your saved settings. If you don’t have a backup of your settings, and want to be able to restore them, you will need to first install an older version of Firefox over your current installation, which will get FBP working again, then export (aka backup) your FBP settings by clicking the “Export Settings” link at the bottom of the FBP options screen. Once that is done, you can uninstall FBP, then update Firefox so it goes back to FF49, then goto INSTALL.FBPURITY.COM and install FBP again, the new version of FBP should work fine, and you can then import your previously saved settings by clicking the “Import Settings” link at the botom of the FBP options screen.

News for Safari Users of FBP
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If FBP stopped working after you updated your MacOS operating system to Sierra, this is because the version of Tampermonkey you are using is not compatible with the Sierra update. To get FBP working again, you need to update the Tampermonkey extension to the latest version.

News for Chrome Users of FBP
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Google have still not removed the fake copy of FBP from the Chrome Webstore, so please give the real version of FBP a 5* review so people visiting the Chrome Webstore will not get confused. The real version of FBP in the Webstore is titled “F.B.(Fluff Busting)Purity.

General FBP News
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FB Purity now lets you block images based on their contents. For example you can now block cat photos, dog photos, baby photos, memes. selfies, happy couples and food photos.

FB Purity now lets you block images based on their contents. For example you can now block cat photos, dog photos, baby photos, memes. selfies, happy couples and food photos.

The screenshot in this image shows FBP v16.0.0’s Image Content Filtering Options, located under the “Photo Stories” heading on the FBP options screen. They let you filter out Image posts based on the contents of the images. Shown in the image are the built in filter options that let you hide cat photos, dog photos, memes, etc, but there is also a box where you can add your own list of things you don’t want to see, but bear in mind its all based on Facebook’s image recognition and classification system, which is an automated computer system, so it won’t be as good at recognising images as a human. Also important to note is Facebook’s image classification system does not identify individuals such as “celebrities” or politicians, if you want to filter posts about them out of your newsfeed, put their names into FBP’s “Text Filter” box, the big box on the FBP options screen.

For those who don’t know, F.B. Purity is a safe, free and top rated browser add-on, for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari and Opera that lets you filter out the parts of Facebook you don’t want to see, and also adds extra functionality, such as hiding all the ads, alerting you if friends un-friend you, giving you the options to change the site’s colours, fonts and background image, gives you the option stay on the Most Recent Newsfeed plus lots more. Get F.B. Purity from FBPURITY .COM

If you have any questions about F.B. Purity please read the FAQ page on FBPURITY .COM

If you have any problems with F.B. Purity, please follow the steps in the Troubleshooting Guide on the FAQ page on FBPURITY .COM

Cheers,

Steve

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F.B. Purity HotFix Release Fixes the “Hide Post” menu location (puts it back to the top)

Facebook has moved the

Facebook has moved the “hide post” menu to the bottom right of posts. Install FB Purity to move it back to the “top right, where it should be

Facebook has annoyingly moved the
Hide post” caret/chevron menu to the bottom right (as shown in the screenshot above).

Install / Update F.B. Purity to put it back to the top again, where it should be.

Also fixed in this release: The text emoticons showing up next to graphical emoticons if you have set a custom font size should now be fixed, and the hide “Wrote on Timeline” option should also be fixed.

You may need to clear your browser cache first before installing/updating to make sure you get the very latest version of FBP.

An added bonus in this release is Custom Reactions previews, when  you select a set of Custom Reactions from the select box on the FBP options screen, it should now show a preview of the Custom Reaction images.

Please note: I have not incremented the main version number, as its mainly a hotfix release.

Note for Chrome users wishing to update to the latest version of FBP. 

Now that FBP is back in the Chrome Webstore (**see previous post for more info**), if you have the FBP Chrome extension installed via the process mentioned in the previous post, you should now receive automatic updates, though you can force an update by turning on “Developer Mode” on the Chrome extensions management page, then clicking the “Update Extensions Now” button (make sure you don’t have any facebook tabs open, so Chrome can unload the existing version first).

All other users of FBP can update to the latest version of FB Purity by clicking the green “Install F.B. Purity” button on the Install page on FBPURITY.COM and then following the on screen instructions.

Get FB Purity here: http://fbpurity.com

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!

Thanks,

Steve

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

F.B. 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!

F.B. Purity 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 option
  • New: Added a hide “Today’s Games” right column option

*** UPDATE ** Late additional fixes (if you have already installed v15.0.1 and dont have the fixes below, you will need to re-install FBP to get them)

  • Fixed “Revert Bubble Chat” option (Facebook have changed the design of the chat windows, this option changes it back to how it was before)
  • Fixed Facebook are testing a new design for the Status Update box, where when you click in the box to start typing your status, the rest of the page goes dark. This version now fixes that, by changing the status box to how it was before.
  • Fixed Hide “Your Posts” link option
  • Fixed Hiding the “Find Friends” link in the top nav bar

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 F.B. Purity by clicking the green “Install F.B. Purity” button on the F.B. 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)

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 ChromeFirefoxEdgeSafari, 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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