I sometimes feel sad writing posts like this. Developers spend so much of time on designing, developing, testing and releasing new stuff and we end up helping people how to get rid of that
But that’s also part of the deal.
So, here is a small tip for those who did not like the new facebook news ticker sidebar that shows real time updates from your friends. There is a new extension that will disable this feature. If you have the adblock plus extension already installed, you can tweak it instead of installing a new extension just for this.
Â Facebook News Ticker Remover Extension
Does exactly what the name says. Install it and refresh your facebook page and the sidebar should haveÂ disappeared. After an update to the extension, it will now hide the Facebook news ticker in the chat sidebar too.
Tweaking the Adblock Extension to Remove The Ticker
Another way of removing the ticker is tweaking settings of your Adblock Plus extension. Go to the preferences page for your extension, ( go to chrome://extensions to look up Adblock Plus and you should have the options link there) You need to add the following code in the preferences.
Hope that works for you! Please drop me a comment if you need help or have some other interesting ways of getting rid of the news ticker. For the record, I liked the recent changes to Facebook UI 🙂
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