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

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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!

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

  1. jonathon green says:

    Hi the new one is giving a 404 error, so now I can not get the last one 14.3.1 is there way I can get that back until you fix the problem with this new version please.

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