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Social Fixer 19.0 Release Notes

logo_detailed_20053_thumb Social Fixer Version 19.0 finally brings back the Friend Tracker! Now known as “Friend Manager”, it adds more features like telling you when a friend changes their name. Included in this release are also a number of other fixes and features.

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Install the 19.0 update from SocialFixer.com


New Features

  • “Friend Manager” [Under the Wrench Menu]: The most requested feature is finally back. This tells you when someone unfriends you, when someone re-friends you, and when someone changes their name. Coming soon there will be other features as well!

    You will be alerted with a notification badge on the “Friend Requests” icon in the header if there are changes, or you can always access the Friend Manager using the new option under the wrench menu.




  • Search Options: The Options dialog now has a search field in the upper right to quickly find the option you’re looking for


  • “NOT” Contains in Filters [Filters]: Post filter conditions can now have “NOT Contains” as the expression. This allows you to filter all posts about a sport, but not those about your favorite team, for example.


  • Hide Posts Message [Hide Posts]: In the “Hide Posts” tab used for simple filtering, you can now choose to NOT display a message where hidden posts would have been.


Significant Fixes and Changes

  • FIXED: The initial delay in post processing when the news feed loads has been reduced to almost zero for most users.
  • FIXED: “Replace Text” actions in filters stopped working correctly.
  • NEW: When moving a post filtering rule UP in the list, holding Ctrl while clicking will move the filter to the top.
  • NEW: There is now an “X” to close the “Control Panel” that appears in the upper left of the screen. Doing so will warn about the exact features and filters which will be disabled without the Control Panel.
  • NEW: “Hide” filters won’t affect posts from Social Fixer, to avoid posts about certain filters from being hidden by the filters they are talking about.
  • NEW: Notifications Popup - If Ctrl is held down while clicking the popup link, it will open the popup in a tab insead of new window.

  • CHANGE: The “Max post load count” can now be changed directly in the “more posts” footer at the bottom of the news feed.
  • FIXED: “Hide Your Birthday” tip wasn’t working.
  • FIXED: Posts were not being filtered for some users after a Facebook code change.
  • REMOVED: “Trending” enhancements were removed after Facebook’s code changed broke them.

Under The Hood / Technical Details

  • The special :contains() selector in filters can now be a regular expression, like “^Sponsored$”
  • Changed: Wording of “Reset Position” in Advanced options tab to “Find Wrench Menu” and “Find Control Panel”
  • Improvements/Fixes to “Mark Read” feature
  • Fixed: The “pinned” post in the User Support Group was not being styled correctly after a FB code change

Questions? Problems? Need Support?

The Support Team and the Social Fixer user community can help you out in the Social Fixer Support Group, located here: http://SocialFixer.com/support/

Do you like what you see? Please, Donate to support development!

Matt Kruse, developer of Social Fixer

Not A Sports Fan? Hide All Football And Super Bowl Posts From Your News Feed!

In the last post, we showed you how to hide politics from your news feed using Social Fixer’s built-in filters. Now for all of you who are not sports fans, a new pre-made filter lets you hide football, too! Here’s how to do it in 4 easy steps:

  1. Download the Social Fixer browser extension. It plugs right into your browser (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, +more) and changes how Facebook works, adding lots of great features - including the ability to filter posts in your news feed.
    Download from SocialFixer.com

  2. Once installed, reload Facebook. You’ll see a menu badge appear. Click this wrench and choose Social Fixer Options to open the options menu.

  3. Choose the “Filters” section on the left, and scroll down to the bottom of the right panel. This is the list of ready-made post filters that you can simply enable and use. Find the one in the list for the Super Bowl. It is pre-configured to hide these posts from your news feed and replace them with a small note saying that a post was hidden. Click the + icon to add it to your list of Active Filters.

  4. Click “Save Changes” and refresh your news feed (F5) and see that the football posts are gone! Instead, you’ll see this small message in your feed where a post would have been:

You can still click on the message to show the original post, just in case.

Filters Auto-Update To Stay Current

Don’t worry about updating your keywords to keep blocking posts as the player names and teams in the news change. That’s all done automatically for you.

Every day, Social Fixer checks for filter updates from the development team and applies them automatically. So if a new word becomes common and posts aren’t filtered, rest assured it will soon vanish from your view.

More Pre-Made Filters

A number of additional pre-made filters are ready for you to add. These filters address common requests from users and take different actions on posts depending on the filter - for example, you can Hide Sponsored Posts! These all auto-update, so you can just “set it and forget it”.

Create Your Own Filters

Social Fixer has powerful filtering capabilities you’ll want to explore by creating your own filters. You can act based on a post’s author, keywords in the post, links posted, and many other details about the post. And you can hide posts, move them to tabs, change how they appear, and more. It’s easy to get started and play around, while the depth of functionality gives you all the control you would want.

Lots More Features

In addition to filtering your news feed, Social Fixer has lots of other great features to help you customize your Facebook experience. Be sure to check out the list of features and see what else it can do for you.

Questions? Problems? Need Support?

The Support Team and the Social Fixer user community can help you out in the Social Fixer Support Group, located here: http://SocialFixer.com/support/

Please, Donate to support development!

Matt Kruse, developer of Social Fixer

Sick of Politics on Facebook? Now You Can Filter Your News Feed. Here's How...

Is your news feed filled with Politics? Facebook itself offers no help. You can’t choose which posts not to see based on keywords, but a popular free browser extension called Social Fixer can do it for you using easy pre-made filters! Here’s how to do it in 4 easy steps:

  1. Download the Social Fixer browser extension. It plugs right into your browser (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, +more) and changes how Facebook works, adding lots of great features - including the ability to filter posts in your news feed.
    Download from SocialFixer.com

  2. Once installed, reload Facebook. You’ll see a menu badge appear. Click this wrench and choose Social Fixer Options to open the options menu.

  3. Choose the “Filters” section on the left, and scroll down to the bottom of the right panel. This is the list of ready-made post filters that you can simply enable and use. The first one in the list hides political posts from your news feed and replaces them with a small note saying that a post was hidden. Click the + icon to add it to your list of Active Filters.

  4. Click “Save Changes” and refresh your news feed (F5). Poof! The political posts are gone! Instead, you’ll see this small message in your feed where a post would have been:

You can still click on the message to show the original post, just in case.

Filters Auto-Update To Stay Current

Don’t worry about updating your political keywords to keep blocking posts as the names and words change. That’s all done automatically for you.

Every day, Social Fixer checks for filter updates from the development team and applies them automatically. So if a new word becomes common and posts aren’t filtered, rest assured it will soon vanish from your view.

More Pre-Made Filters

A number of additional pre-made filters are ready for you to add. These filters address common requests from users and take different actions on posts depending on the filter - for example, you can Hide Sponsored Posts! These all auto-update, so you can just “set it and forget it”.

Create Your Own Filters

Social Fixer has powerful filtering capabilities you’ll want to explore by creating your own filters. You can act based on a post’s author, keywords in the post, links posted, and many other details about the post. And you can hide posts, move them to tabs, change how they appear, and more. It’s easy to get started and play around, while the depth of functionality gives you all the control you would want.

Lots More Features

In addition to filtering your news feed, Social Fixer has lots of other great features to help you customize your Facebook experience. Be sure to check out the list of features and see what else it can do for you.

Questions? Problems? Need Support?

The Support Team and the Social Fixer user community can help you out in the Social Fixer Support Group, located here: http://SocialFixer.com/support/

Please, Donate to support development!

Matt Kruse, developer of Social Fixer