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Dmitriy Goltseker
02 Sep 2016

One of my favorite features is "Sfx Watch"

Posted by:

UserP
02 Sep 2016

I loved Social Fixer and used it for quite a while. But when the wrench disappeared and it wasn't working for a long time, I gave up and installed Fluff Busting Purity instead. FBP is doing a nice job for me thus far. Eventually I may switch back - and I'm very grateful to Matt Kruse for all that he does - but if something is working then I'd rather not switch back again. BTW I wish there were a way to filter out photos of certain types that I don't want to see, but I guess that won't happen for several years.

Posted by:

Dmitriy Goltseker
02 Sep 2016

Lucky me, i never had the wrench disappear

Posted by:

clyde
02 Sep 2016

easy I don't use any of them

Posted by:

Don
02 Sep 2016

Okay, I'm missing something. I can't download or install this program; It just keeps taking me around in a circle. I assume it's supposed to be available for PC's because I don't use FB enough on my phone to bother.
help?

Posted by:

Pierre M Laberge
02 Sep 2016

BUT: How do you get rid of all the little messages it keeps giving you? They are annoying and suck up page space.

As for the "enter thing". I always use "control enter", anyway. Besides, I cannot find that feature, and 1/2 the time it did not work in the prev version.

The menus or controls or whatever, are incredibly confusing. He needs to fix that so normal people can use the tool.

Really, I wish I could turn off the fixer.

Posted by:

Dmitriy Goltseker
02 Sep 2016

Not sure what's confusing. Everything seems to be clearly explained. He also provided a post of what's available and an additional FAQ was provided. There's an option you can "turn off the fixer" if you choose to do so.

Posted by:

Joe M
02 Sep 2016

People use desktop computers for FB???

Posted by:

Doc
02 Sep 2016

Just another proof that God is Multitudinous, but Subtle--- VERY subtle. I'D LOVED that little program, donated several times because I tend to think we ALL need to help and support each other with good ideas they develop and we use (just like it would be the other way around). I'd written it off as a good idea with a cigar, but FB wouldn't let him use matches or a lighter. One of my first stops today. Thanks for keeping an eye out for this Bob!!!! -- one of the FEW tools I used every second I was-am on Facebook. It's kinda like reading and typing, DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!!! -- though I DID hate the double return when it broke. I feel joy that he kept with it. I thought he'd thrown up his hands in anger and frustration and went on to do other cool things to help people. Who says you only bring gloom-n-doom? Today you may my heart sing! (without ANY reference to the 1960's-early 70's).

Posted by:

John
02 Sep 2016

With Social Fixer, it doesn't work. I just keep getting this message:

"Error: 'alert' called on an object that does not implement interface Window."

Posted by:

briton
02 Sep 2016

Nice write up. A couple of points your readers might like to know.

First of all, apart from Internet Explorer and some of the less used browsers, Social Fixer for Facebook may work with a browser not listed INCLUDING Opera. Browser developers have various requirements including the need to approve extensions/addons before they can be installed. If the extension for your browser hasn't yet been released, you will probably find that there is a user script (available from the download site you linked) which will run in the Greasemonkey (for Firefox) or Tampermonkey (for many other browsers).

Secondly if anyone is having trouble with installing (or anything else), the Social Fixer User Support Group on Facebook is there to help you and if they can't, they can get answers from Matt Kruse. It's at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SocialFixerUserSupport.

Thanks for a very clear article about this great extension.

Posted by:

jacksonbear
02 Sep 2016

I was on FB 2 differnet times and got off. Don't like the security. I know I got a trojan both times. But the last straw was when they said my 15 character password, made by a randon password generator, was insecure. I changed it to "JaCk10" (without the quotes),and they said that was great. I set it as my new password; logged out; did something else for 15 minutes; logged back in with the new password; and canceled the account. That was more than 5 years ago. I occasionally wish I had a FB account, but I have more time to do other things and waste less time. I do not like their security methods. I don't really miss it!

Posted by:

Dmitriy Goltseker
02 Sep 2016

jacksonbear - what you said has nothing to do with Sfx

Posted by:

gtodon
02 Sep 2016

I second a previous commenter's enthusiasm for FB Purity. I used Social Fixer for years, and I sympathized with its developer's travails in trying to keep up with Facebook's frequent code changes, but in the end I needed something that simply worked. Social Fixer rarely did. It was broken for more than a year, despite repeated promises that it would be fixed any day now. (And for Firefox users it's still broken, as the new version sits far down in the Firefox approval queue.)

FB Purity, on the other hand, simply works. All the time. And while it doesn't do all of the things Social Fixer does, it does other things that SF doesn't do. I've thought about trying SF again, but then I realize it's just a question of time before it's broken yet again. Meanwhile, FB Purity is reliable, month in and month out. Never a problem.

Posted by:

Therrito
02 Sep 2016

This is AWESOME news! I sent Matt Kruse a message with a "big phat THANK YOU" for his diligent work.

Thanks for the heads up on this, Bob. :-)

Posted by:

Jay R
03 Sep 2016

More new stuff! It's like being a kid again, with all the aches and pains of old age. Bring me a beer, Wrench! (Where did Nurse Ratchet go, anyway?) I'm going to have to check this out. Thanx, Bob, and everyone else who contributed here to my new database!

Posted by:

pshaw
03 Sep 2016

Tried to download. Got message that the new version for Firefox users hasn't yet met Mozilla's approval or something like that. Will you alert us when ready?

Posted by:

Bela
03 Sep 2016

The feature which makes Enter create a line break is not yet implemented in SFx 15. We're told that it's on Matt's TODO list.

It works in Opera and other Chrome-derived browsers (e.g. Chromium; Vivaldi) by one of two paths: either install that browser's version of greasemonkey; or use that browser's built-in or addon-supplied ability to install extensions directly from Google's Chrome Store.

Matt is also working on an official Opera extension (it -- and the Firefox extension -- are wending their ways through the respective "store" approval processes).

He is not yet working on official Safari packaging due to not having a Mac on which to do the work.

Posted by:

Jim
03 Sep 2016

Lucky me I don't use Facebook.

Posted by:

Jesse
03 Sep 2016

So glad this is working again, albeit not totally, since many of the very useful features still have yet to be implemented. That, and need Greasemonkey to use this for now, until Firefox signs it. I'm sure we'll get them in the next release or soon after, which hopefully won't take another 1 3/4 years to happen! One of which is that I really hope we'll get back will be being able to disable the annoying lightbox photo viewer once more, which I hate so much, and is God-awful! In the meantime, F.B. Purity is a good alternative, especially since they have the FRIEND TRACKER, which S.F. sadly gave up a while back, but also hopes to let us reinstate it eventually as well.

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