Release Notes

Social Fixer 20.0 Release Notes

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Social Fixer Version 20.0 includes a number of fixes and small improvements.

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Changes And Fixes In This Release

  • Fixed: The option to make Enter add a new line in comments is back! Along with the fix is a fall-back mechanism, so if it stops working in the future it will revert to normal behavior and not prevent comments from being entered at all.
  • “Friend Manager” [Under the Wrench Menu]:
    • A new “Options” tab contains all of the options related to this feature
    • Separate options for being alerted of unfriending vs name changes so you only see what you’re interested in
    • “Unfriend” alerts now inform you when the account may just be temporarily unavailable rather than actually unfriended
    • The list of friend changes in the blue bar dropdown menu is now scrollable so it doesn’t stretch all the way to the bottom of the screen
    • The “Friends” tab is now paged to speed up the display if you have a lot of friends
  • Fixed: Pressing the “X” in the Control Panel to hide it now works consistently
  • Fixed: For users of the Chrome, Firefox, and Opera extensions, preferences were previously not stored per Facebook user, causing several issues, including Friend lists to be shared and mass “unfriending” alerts. In this new version, preferences will be automatically migrated to per-user settings
  • Fixed: Post filtering in Safari

Technical Changes

  • Avoid using minified libraries to comply with Chrome extension policies
  • Fixed a bug in the “storage check” warning that sometimes resulted in a false positive and caused it to pop up frequently
  • Fixed: Greasemonkey on Firefox 55.0b1 failed to insert CSS, causing some features to not be visible
  • Change: Avoid => operator in javascript for Safari 9 compatibility

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

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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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

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?

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