Social Fixer 18.0 Release Notes

logo_detailed_20053_thumb Social Fixer Version 18.0 is primarily a maintenance release, but it also introduces a few new features as well.


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New Features

  • “Show Photo Tags” [User Interface]: Display the auto-generated tag text that Facebook applies to pictures when you hover over them.

  • “Check For Filtered Messages” [General]: Facebook filters and hides messages it thinks are from people you don’t know - often in error. Social Fixer now alerts you when you have filtered messages

  • “Mark All Read”: Mark as read all posts above or below the selected post by holding Shift or Ctrl (Command on Mac) when clicking the “Mark Read” icon

  • “Short” Post Timestamps [General]: Optionally fix post timestamps and use a shorter format, like “12/31/2016 12:34:56 AM”

  • “Hide Most Recent switch messages” [Advanced]: When auto-switched to the Most Recent feed, disable the message ribbon saying you were switched

  • “Stealth Mode” [Wrench menu]: Once enabled, will now stay enabled after page reloads, until manually disabled
  • “Trending” tweaks: A “settings” link now appears in the Trending box, which shows controls to toggle Headline Summaries and Popularity Bars

  • Clear the red “Social Fixer Notification” # on the wrench with the new “clear” link in the menu
  • “Notification Popup” [User Interface]: Moved from the Experimental section, this feature creates a pop-out panel of your Notifications for easy access

Significant Fixes and Changes

  • “Always Show Tab List” [Advanced]: Now makes the control panel and tab list appear even if filtering is disabled, so the “All Posts” count can be seen
  • “Storage Check” is now only run once a day, and should avoid false positives that have plagued some users
  • Filtering fix for filters based on specific Apps

Under The Hood / Technical Details

  • Fixed timing issues that caused some features to fail occasionally
  • CSS Selector filters can now use :contains() to match text content of elements (for advanced users, to be used in the updated Sponsored Posts filter)
  • Allow custom hideables definition in Debug tab (only for advanced users)
  • Updated styles of Filter Condition rows for better display
  • Fixed a bug in removing leading | in filter regular expression, and automatically ignores ||
  • Fixes to auto-switch to most recent to handle more cases correctly
  • Force Post Action Icons to appear in the same place for every post, when hovering

Questions? Problems? Need Support?

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Matt Kruse, developer of Social Fixer