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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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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