Monthly Archives: March 2012
Social Fixer 6.5 is an important update that fixes a number of bugs, and has a lot of re-written code under the hood. This is a big step forward in making Social Fixer more robust and faster.
Since a lot of things were changed, updated, and fixed, I'm not going to list everything that was done. This is kind of a fresh start that restructures the underlying code in a new way, allowing me to move forward with more efficient development.
One of the big changes many of you may notice is that Social Fixer now runs faster, and themes will usually be applied before the page is rendered, so you won't get that annoying flash of default Facebook Blue before the theme kicks in. Whether or not this works depends on your browser and some technical factors. It should work for most users.
This release also changes how Social Fixer checks for updates and other content from my site. It's much more efficient and caches data more efficiently, reducing the load on my server and making the app more reliable for everyone. I hope this helps reduce the overload problems my server has had in the past.
A number of changes have been made to better support Timeline, now that it's going to be mandatory for all pages as of tomorrow (supposedly). My support of Timeline continues to evolve and improve.
I've done extensive testing with number of testers on the Development Page for Social Fixer, and I believe I have resolved most problems. However, I know I haven't hit everything. There will always be some quirks and bugs, because Facebook constantly changes their code. But this version should be much better than the previous one. Not perfect, but much better.
I hope you enjoy the changes, and they work well for you. As always, feedback is welcome on the Social Fixer Page.