Popular web services like Facebook, Gmail or Yahoo Mail can usually be improved through the use of browser add-ons and userscripts that add or change functionality directly on those websites.
Facebook Fixer is one of the first extensions for the Google Chrome web browser that improves the user experience on Facebook significantly.
The extension adds its menu entry to the settings menu on Facebook which opens up an overlay window upon activation.
This window lists options divided into the eight categories Homepage, live feed, pictures, birthdays / events, menus / cat, keyboard shortcuts, other options and advanced.
Here is what the individual sections offer:
Facebook Fixer improves the Facebook experience of Google Chrome users. The extension is compatible with all recent versions of Google Chrome. It is available for download at the official Google Chrome extension repository.
Update: Facebook Fixer extension for Chrome has been discontinued. You can use the Facebook Fixer userscript instead which offers a similar feature set or Social Fixer. The latter adds interesting features such as tabbed news feeds, news feed filters, element hiding to hide certain page elements or auto-switching to the most recent news feed.
Please note that the script has not been updated since 2011 and is likely not going to work anymore, and that the Chrome extension has not been updated since 2014 which suggests it has been abandoned as well.
A comparable extension or script is not available right now.
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