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David
19 Sep 2013

I think you were entirely too kind to that cheapskate Zuckerberg who pulls illegal alien programmers out of Uranus.

Anyone who uses SocialFixer will never stop and if you don't tip Mr. Kruse lavishly then you will suffer the suffering of toenail fungus until you do.

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MaryBeth
19 Sep 2013

I signed up for the social fixer thanks to you Bob and gave a small donation. This guy Matt is cool for trying to help people. But it is also good on you for helping him in kind. Bless you Bob. Keep this kind of support and articles coming.

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Phily47
19 Sep 2013

It is a real shame what Facebook has done to Matt's Social Fixer site! He is only trying to help make Facebook a better place to visit. Evidently, Facebook is not interested in dedicated volunteers who only want to improve the Facebook experience!!

Posted by:

Annette
19 Sep 2013

What would be the advantage for Facebook to prevent users from finding their site easier to use? Or is it something about the kind Mr. Kruse being more able?

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David
19 Sep 2013

FB can be fixed by only one thing - its complete and utter deletion from the world.

Posted by:

Heather
19 Sep 2013

I will go and add this right now. Thanks for sharing it! It is a crying shame that the powers that be on FB are so hostile, they're also hostile to religious (Christian) and conservative thought. Kirk Cameron's movie, "Unstoppable" had a page with thousands of followers and it is now deleted from the site. Second amendment supporter pages are also targets (pun intended) of the FB deleters.

But you should know there's a way around the submit/enter problem. That's to hit control/enter and it makes you a paragraph space. Also don't forget you can edit comments and delete them too!

Another annoyance is that whilst you CAN edit comments, you CANNOT edit your posts. And that's a problem if you don't just write one sentence. If you need to amend your post you have to copy it, then delete, then paste the text into a new post box, and make your amendments. I don't see that Social Fixer has that feature, in your listing of its features. Does Social Fixer let you edit your posts without having to do all that?

Posted by:

Renaud Olgiati
19 Sep 2013

Another good product for controlling what FB displays and how it works is F.B. Purity
http://www.fbpurity.com/

Posted by:

Phyllis
19 Sep 2013

I believe that Facebook has deleted the Facebook Social Fixer page because they don't like folks doing an end-run on their "code kingdom." Next step: people who use Social Fixer will be shut down or they will have to pay to use it. Check it out!

Posted by:

Psmith
19 Sep 2013

By far the easiest fix is to not sign up for FB in the first place. If you are like me and did sign up, then close the account.

Closing the account will not necessarily get rid of FB annoyances entirely. For several years I still got a few random emails from FB. I tried to stop them but of course FB would not let me communicate with them until I signed in. The account could not be signed into because I had closed it. Finally I complained to the FCC. That seemed to do the trick.

About a month before FB's IPO I started to get somewhat frequent emails from FB again. After the IPO they stopped. I have a pretty good idea what was happening with that.

Posted by:

Susan
19 Sep 2013

When I first saw the title of your post, I thought it was going to be about making FB not such a sinkhole. What's wrong with a little face-to-face interaction. I have to agree with David: complete and utter deletion is the only way to fix FB.

Posted by:

Shawn Rosvold
19 Sep 2013

I installed the app and my Facebook news feed has completely disappeared. I have tried everything, including uninstalling the app, but nothing is working. The new Social Fixer support group Facebook page is also not working. What a mess!

EDITOR'S NOTE: System Restore should get you back to good, if restarting the browser and/or computer doesn't help.

Posted by:

Jenny
20 Sep 2013

Sounds good, I might have a look!

Though, for the 'enter key' problem, shift+enter usually works to go to the next line without selecting 'submit' :)

Posted by:

Stan
20 Sep 2013

But will it fix FB's total, determined ignorance of geography? Staveley and Kendal are in Cumbria (UK) but FB offers only Lancashire and Indonesia. I have the emails saying they're looking into it from 2010 on. Buy a bloody map Zucks!

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Rick
20 Sep 2013

I have used Social Fixer for quite some time now and almost have forgotten how unfriendly FB can be. Kudos to Matt for helping to make this software more friendly and useful! Now if we can just get Apple to let people do the same with their iPhones and iPads instead of forcing us to use a jailbreak to make these devices more friendly.

Posted by:

Shawn Rosvold
20 Sep 2013

I uninstalled the app, restarted my computer and FB eventually, gradually returned to normal. The people on Matt Kruse's FB support page did nothing but insult me when I suggested they make their app work with FB. They said it was FB's problem, not theirs. My question is, if you can't make a FB app that's supposed to work with FB, why blame that on FB? Anyway, they threw me off their page. Just thought you'd like to know. Now, I'm trying to get my money back. Wish me luck.

Posted by:

JeanInMontana
20 Sep 2013

Awesome to see my favorite tech guy showing the love for the best FB app there is! I've been a reader of Bob Rankin since the Tour Bus days and subscribe to the Ask Bob.

Matt Kruse is a hero for what he has done with SocialFixer and Facebook has no grounds for what they did. If they were honest they would have to admit to the features they did add that Matt and the rest of us were using all along!

I have offered Matt free web site space on my site with his own subdomain if Facebook continues to be so .....

Posted by:

Ken
21 Sep 2013

Thanks again Bob. Great little addon. I played around with it for about 15 minutes and already have a need looking new interface. I will continue to play around with it to really tweak it the way I want it. I love everything about it so far.

UDAMAN!

Posted by:

Will Robinson
21 Sep 2013

Well done for helping promote such a well designed and useful tool. Matt and the team of volunteers deserve nothing but praise for the time they put into SF.

Shawn: all the app is, is a single script. it's either there or it isn't - no half way mark. If you uninstall it, it goes. You can't say 'it gradually returned to normal' as it simply doesn't work like that...

As for the Facebook haters; if you don't like it, don't use it. There's no need to register your hatred everyone someone mentions it because you have issues with it. It happens to be a handy way of keeping in touch with family and friends without the costs incurred with calling several people at once across the globe (for instance), and if you really have nothing good to say to without reason then you should keep your thoughts to yourself as they are neither helpful nor productive; do you stand on street corners shouting at cars that aren't your favorite colo(u)r too?

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Carla
21 Sep 2013

Safari was unable to download on my IPad?

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JayB
23 Sep 2013

I down-loaded and installed the Mozilla Firefox version of Social Fixer. I liked the ability to turn off the chat crawl on the right side of the screen and the ability to set the display to the window width, I liked that it can make FB display the feed in chronological order and the ability to mark something as read. I turned on the tabs and I just don't get how that works. It is not as intuitive as I hoped it would be. It seems like it has a mind of its own as to what tabs should be created and what should be in those tabs. I was at a loss as to how to tell it that I did not want an item to be in the tab in which it had automatically been placed. I also noticed (which left a negative impression) that, when reading items in a tab which it had created (and put most of my feed into), I could not 'like' items in that tab. I was too tired at the time, it being late, to investigate how the tabbing feature is controlled or if I even have any say in what it does, so I just disabled the whole thing (interestingly the chat crawl is still off after disabling Social Fixer). I was less than impressed that I had to restart the browser to enable and disable this add-on. Perhaps I will investigate it further later.

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