Release Notes

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

Social Fixer 17.1 Release Notes

logo_detailed_20053_thumb Social Fixer Version 17.1 continues to add features and fixes that let you customize and improve your Facebook experience!

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Fixes

  • Post Filtering bugs fixed that were introduced in the 17.0 release
  • Performance optimizations for post filtering
  • Bar graphs in the “Trending” box stopped appearing
  • When changing post/comment font size, partial characters would appear behind emoticons

New Features

  • A new “Hide Posts” section in Options lets you enter simple keywords to filter out posts from the news feed, without needing to setup complicated filters

Improvements / Changes

  • Pressing ESC now closes any Social Fixer dialog in the upper right.

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 17.0 Release Notes

logo_detailed_20053_thumb Social Fixer Version 17.0 continues to add features and fixes that let you customize and improve your Facebook experience!

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New Features

  • Force font size and font face in post content and/or comments (in “User Interface”).

    You can use this to make the font more readable, or to stop Facebook from enlarging short status updates to a larger font.
  • Hide “Hovercards” that pop up when moving your mouse over a person’s name or profile picture (in “User Interface”, and you can still see them by holding down Ctrl when you hover).

  • New Post Filtering Functionality!
    • Run filters only on certain days of the week.
      Do you want to hide spoilers for The Walking Dead until after you watch it? Create a filter with the show’s keywords and set it to only run on Sunday!


    • Filter posts by how old they are
      Create a filtering to highlight posts older than a week, so it’s clear when someone is commenting on an older post.


    • Filter pictures by their content!
      This is still experimental, but Facebook is tagging pictures with keywords based on their content. Try filtering pictures by keyword “meme” and see what happens!


    • In filter actions, you can now target your CSS to a certain selector within the post, rather than acting on the whole post object itself.
      This means you could detect Public posts and highlight the timestamp to be green as an alert if you don’t want to comment on public posts, for example.


  • New Debugging Tools
    • A new “Debug” tab in Options provides a couple tools for developers and for users to enable in cases where the support team needs to gather more data.
    • Under the wrench menu on each post, a “Show Post HTML” action has been added to aid in support requests.

Improvements

  • Lots of internal improvements to filtering to make it more robust and reliable
  • Improved unique identification of posts, so more posts can be “marked read”
  • Many improvements to Comment Navigator, including the ability to make it automatically appear on all posts
  • Filter text will automatically have pipe characters at the beginning or end removed to avoid unintentional matches of everything
  • Improvements to the Anonymize feature to target more things to be anonymized
  • Added tooltips to many fields in the Edit Filter dialog, and a button to pop up “Filter Help” (work in progress)

Fixes

  • In the Notifications Popup, “liked” comments are no longer grayed out
  • When the Options dialog was tall, the dialog header got a scroll bar
  • Removed the “Themes” tab in Options, since everyone has seen it by now

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