facebook-logoSince Facebook changed its chat I hear a lot of people complaining that they prefer the old chat where you could see only your online friends and not those that Facebook decided you should see even if they aren't online. Here is an intresting *fix" about this that I read on Gizmodo. I copy directly from Gizmodo.


Gizmodo reader Tal Ater agreed that Facebook's new chat system is a clusterzuck of confusion, so he created a little program to fix it! It will take off the list anyone who's offline. Here's how to do it:

Drag this bookmarklet and drop it on your browser bookmark bar: Fix Chat

Open a new Facebook window, click on Fix Chat on your bookmarks and open the chat bar.

That's it. Now Facebook chat will only show the people who are online (green icon) or recently online (with the away icon).

It works great but, as always, run this software at your own risk. You will need to click on the bookmarket in every new Facebook window (I keep mine open most of the time, so this is ok). If you use Windows, you can also run a program that will fix the chat forever. You can find it at his download page. Tal says that he's working on a program that will fix the chat permanently on Mac and Linux systems.

I've tested it and it works just fine! How about you?

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Even simpler......
Or one can simply copy and paste...


into your browser, save as bookmark and Bob's your Tranny auntie! smilies/wink.gif
notoriousmagik@hotmail.com , August 14, 2011
The only "problem" with the popout.php is that you see the chat in the whole page while with the javascript trick you can see the normal facebook page. smilies/smiley.gif
axel , August 31, 2011
want old version
there is a big problem to use facebook now .....i am not able to see my ol frnd's...and also takes too much time to upload facebbok
ankush , September 17, 2011
Thanks very useful smilies/smiley.gif
kiko94 , October 25, 2011
Thanks - this is awesome, no more scrolling though a list to guess who is online.
Shel , December 28, 2011
The porblem I have, I can see my friend pictues online
olowojolu abiodun , January 22, 2012
this is awesome
dineshgola025 , February 17, 2012
Does as advertised. It might take a few secs to take effect so have patience.
cj , March 30, 2012
Problem in the ....
Please answer me. There is a little problem. I haven't to show my friends. Please, help me. Thanks in advance.
Alick , September 16, 2012
Does not work in Chrome. Test your shit before posting it on the internet. Friendly advice.
Tawny , September 19, 2012
Tawny this article was written more than a year ago. When I wrote it the fix was working.
axel , September 23, 2012
My facebook if i login also its showing offline.
smilies/smiley.gifMy facebook if i login also its showing offline.
guru , February 17, 2013
See whos on line on Facebook
I've already had it on the online list but forgot it
Speedy jahan , February 08, 2014
no worky
this issue just started for me on one pc but not the other. one shows online only when I open chat the other shows everyone of my friends online or not. This is a real pain! smilies/angry.gif your program ain't working!!! smilies/angry.gif
grumnp , February 13, 2014

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