A very simple extension to hide the Ticker and restore Newsfeed to showing latest stories first - and remind you about NSA snooping
A simple extension that restores the Newsfeed as a chronological collection of posts. It also hides the triangular blue corner tabs that appear in each story. The News Ticker panel is now hidden - it used to be visible in the Chat window and the normal view.
You can toggle the Ticker on or off with a new link near "Create an Event" on the right side of the Newsfeed.
This extension has been reviewed in a few places:
Life Hacker: "Facebook Classic Puts Your News Feed Back into Chronological Order"
Addictive Tips: "Facebook Classic – Restore Latest News On Your Facebook Wall"
How do you know its worked?
- The Newsfeed title now says "LATEST STORIES"
- The ticker, normally on the right side of the page or chat window, can be visible or hidden
- Those blue triangle buttons are gone from the corner of items
- Stories now ordered from Newest to Oldest
- Allow you to toggle the Ticker on or off - DONE
- Allow you to provide direct feedback on problems and feature requests
0.0.2.1 - Bug-fix (again - sorry!) Assumed all users used https. Not always the case. Clean-code.
0.0.1.5 - Bug-fix! Properly sort Stream based off URL - will refresh page (quickly) if necessary.
0.0.1.4 - Don't show irrelevant message for non-us users. Basic stats for usage.
0.0.1.3 - Note to users regarding Facebook chats etc being accessible by NSA
0.0.1.1 - Added message bar noting NSA program, over July 4th weekend (4th - 8th)
0.0.1.0 - Logo and name change to address a second Cease and Desist
0.0.0.9 - Minor. Updated logo.
0.0.0.8 - Added icon for Toggle button (usually under Events link on right)
0.0.0.7 - BUG FIXES! From last release. Sorry. Hopefully this will do it.
0.0.0.6 - Added a Show/Hide Ticker option in column to right of the Newsfeed
0.0.0.5 - Hide the Ticker under Chat view as well as normal view
Note to users in Feedback (and those about to leave a comment):
- This does not interfere with Chat. If you have problems with the Chat window then its not me, its something else - maybe you have other extensions installed?. This extension is very very specific in what it does and doesn't touch Chat. At all. Ever.
- It does not interfere with Profile pictures. That was a separate Facebook problem and since solved.
- I cannot reply to questions in the feedback - Google doesn't give me your info (and rightly so!)
- If you have problems installing it, well, its not me, its you. Leaving feedback with install problems doesn't make you look too smart (I mean that in the best possible way, its true - just read what others have said. No pleasant way to say that, sorry).
Get in touch
Contact me if you have a real problem or feedback. You can find me somehow through my web site: http://donohoe.io