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Taming The Timeline And Other Fixes For Facebook

Updated on January 8, 2013
The main options screen of Social Fixer.
The main options screen of Social Fixer.
The layout section of Social Fixer's options.
The layout section of Social Fixer's options.
Just one of the many themes included as an example of how they modify appearance.
Just one of the many themes included as an example of how they modify appearance.

In today's world avoiding facebook entirely is out of the question for a lot of people. While we love what it does very few of us are really in love with the way it does it. Fortunately, browsers are very versatile things and allow addons that can change pretty much any part of the experience, including everything about how facebook works and looks.

I have tried several different addons in different browsers that all changed something about facebook, usually for the better. The one I ended up liking most had the benefits of doing everything the smaller addons did and a host of other things as well. It also works in all the main browsers so you won't have to switch to a new one to enjoy it. The addon I am speaking of is called Social Fixer. ( www.socialfixer.com )

It is packed with options that change how things look, from a simple change like stretching the margins on posts to use up the entire width of your browser window rather than leave big sections of white to either side if you have it running on a widescreen monitor, all the way to themes that change everything right down to the color scheme.

The author is usually very fast in fixing bugs that inevitably do come up due to constant code changes in facebook itself, and stays pretty actively involved with his community of users. On top of all this he doesn't charge anything at all for the program. Nothing is missing if you don't pay for it, though he does accept donations, they are in no way required. Social Fixer definitely is required for me though, I don't even want to consider having to go back to plain old facebook after getting spoiled like this.

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