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Social Fixer for Firefox for Windows

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Key Details of Social Fixer for Firefox

  • Add enhancements to your existing Facebook account.
  • Last updated on February 29, 2024
  • There have been 5 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Firefox extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Firefox browser.

Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Plenty of things are sadder than a plain Facebook page; spilled milk, for instance, or paper cuts. But why risk even that modicum of sorrow when it's so easy to personalize your space? With free tools like Better Facebook for Firefox, it's easy to create a memorable look and a custom feel for your Facebook page. This extension adds feed filters, tabbed news, a static header bar, enhanced navigation, a friend tracker, and the ability to hide read posts, and it also lets you hide features you don't want or need, such as the "Lightbox," and even restores some changes that some users didn't like.

We logged on to Facebook to start Better Facebook's 10-step setup wizard, which walked us through each of its options with clear explanations and illustrations. These options can be changed later from Better Facebook's tabbed toolbar, which itself is an optional feature. Among the options we could select were showing full images when hovering over a thumbnail, adding Reply links to comments, and floating the reply box above comments; changing the Enter key's behavior; restoring the old Comments button; hiding stuff we didn't want displayed; and even setting a Power Off button that disables all of the extension's features (which requires restarting Firefox). Another welcome option is themes, which the developer claims will be added regularly. The small default selection included some nice choices, especially the Dark Shiny themes. Nearly every option in Better Facebook is a simple check box, so it's just as easy to undo or change a setting as it is to make one. As we noted, this extension offers plenty of assistance along the way.

Better Facebook for Firefox is not only a good description of this tool's results, it's a good assessment of its performance as a browser extension. It's by far the most flexible and feature-packed Facebook enhancement we've seen, and the most useful one, too.

What's new in version 6.603

Version 6.603 fixes Chat, Trending Articles, and image previews issues.

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
May 15, 2012
Latest update
February 29, 2024
Version
6.603
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
Firefox 3.5 or later
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
4,719
Downloads Last Week
1

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User Reviews

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Developer's Description

Add enhancements to your existing Facebook account.
With Social Fixer (formerly Better Facebook) for Firefox make Facebook Better. Social Fixer for Firefox features tabbed news feeds, advanced feed filters, hide read posts, highlight new comments, static header bar, enhanced navigation, friend tracker, expand similar posts, custom CSS.