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How to Tackle Facebook’s New Interface

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Facebook has rolled out many new features and they have completely changed their User Interface, which looks similar to that of Google+. You’ll use it for some time, but the nonstop ticker shows you some unwanted activities of your friends which you would never like to know.

As the Facebook’s Old Interface wasn’t enough to beat the Google+, so Facebook are working hard on their interfaces and features.

Here are some thoughts about New Facebook Interface from my friends icon smile How to Tackle Facebooks New Interface :

  • @HilzFuld, a tech blogger and a friend of mine, wrote in his recent post about how Google+ and Facebook are fighting with each other by rolling out new features slowly and  changing their User Interfaces frequently, which is making  the users to think of other Social Network.
  • @SharonHayes raised an important question about the New Facebook Interface in one of her Facebook wall post and after a short discussion with her friends, she came to an conclusion that the New Facebook Interface is not for Social Media Experts and it’s a  big challenge for  Facebook to make casual users adapt to this New Interface
  • @mmangen says that the right sidebar ticker is distracting; her as her eyes keep on moving to it
  • @arkarthick feels that the Facebook is the New MySpace icon razz How to Tackle Facebooks New Interface
  • @rocksstar likes the the New Interface and hates the annoying ticker, but still find the ticker useful and according to her New Facebook is mashup of both Google+ and Twitter icon biggrin How to Tackle Facebooks New Interface

The most annoying thing with the New Facebook Interface is the right sidebar with the ticker . So here are 3 useful ways to get rid of the New Facebook Interface by removing the right sidebar and ticker :

1. Change the Language Settings as shown below

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Note: This trick might work for only a short period of time, as later New Facebook will be enabled for all the other languages as well.

 

2. Install the GreaseMonkey Script

You can revert the right sidebar to the old interface using an userscript. Click here to Download and install the script. Once installed, it completely removes the right sidebar and brings back the old chat style interface as shown below:

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Note : This script works for both Chrome and Firefox Browser

3. Resize your Window

Just try to resize your Windows manually or using a chrome extension which will resize the window and hence the right sidebar is hided.

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What do you think friends, is the New Interface of Facebook going to be adapted by everyone or will Facebook give a permanent option to switch back to Old Interface as well? Hit the Comment Section and Thanks for reading icon biggrin How to Tackle Facebooks New Interface

Sunil Jain

I am a part-time cool blogger :D, who loves WordPress and Social Media. You can tweet with me => @gupshupblog

11 Comments

    • Don’t worry :)
      Why don’t you try out by installing the greasemonkey script, it will at least give you some relief from the right sidebar ;)

  1. Why on earth would you want to hide one of the most useful things Facebook have done in years? The ticker is great. If you have a scroll wheel on your mouse you can scroll down and see everything with ease. You can pop-out the full story with all associated media right there and, permissions allowing, comment, share or link to it straight away. At the same time you can have any list you want in the middle column. There was so much knee-jerk reaction on my timeline yesterday that I wrote this in a hurry:

    http://jackharrybill.posterous.com/facebook-changes-are-good

    • Hello John :)

      The ticker seems to be useful only if you have a small network of friends, what if you have more than 1000+ friends, then there is always nonstop Ticker which will disturb while they’re actively engaging with other on their wall.

      I do agree that Facebook had to change as Google+ is moving very strongly, but how about the casual users who’ll have difficulty in getting adapted to such quick changes and now in the f8 Announcements they have introduced “Timeline”, which looks cool bur for how long.

      Either Facebook should try making things more simple or leave it users to switch to Google+ ;)

      Thanks for commenting :D

  2. new fb is crap I wish thet would ask the users what they think before imposing this crap on us again and again

  3. Sunil, aloha. Thanks for the tips.  Like so many others, I find the ticker distracting too. 

    Sunil, it was my understanding that come 9/30 we would all have the new interface and there will be no way we can change it.  What do you hear?

    By the way, I like the idea of resizing the window to hide the sidebar.  That’s my kind of fix; nice and easy.

    Best wishes for a terrific week.  Aloha. Janet

    • Hello Janet :)

      Timeline will replace the profiles and I don’t think so there will be any way to get the normal profile back, but when it comes to the Ticker it can be removed anytime :)

      Happy Blogging & Tweeting :D

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