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Alwittizer Facebook Enhancer - 1.4.7

by Alwittizer
Extension meant for Developer Builds of Google Chrome 4.0+

Enhance your day-to-day Facebook experience.
If you like it, please rate it. Also please digg it at http://alwittizer.co.cc
Thank you, guys…

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More about this extension

For those of you who are Facebook Mania out there…

I have created a Google Chrome Extension called “Facebook Enhancer” which include the following features:

  1. Bigger Profile Pictures and Photos Popup
    Popups a bigger picture when you hovering the mouse over thumbnails of profile pictures or photos, even if the person is not your friend. It then disappear when you move the mouse off the small picture. You can also hold Ctrl, Shift or Alt when putting the mouse over a picture to prevent the popup from appearing, or hold them when taking the mouse off a picture to keep the popup open.

  2. Fixed Top Menu Bar
    Keep the top menu bar on the screen, even after scrolling down.

  3. Fixed Left Filter List
    Keep the left filter list visible even after scrolling down.

  4. Bottom Menu Bar Transparency
    Makes the bottom menu bar 10% transparent.

  5. Highlights Today’s Birthdays
    Highlights your friends’ birthdays which occurs on today.

  6. Favicon Alerts
    Alerts you to the number of unread notifications which is overlaid on the Facebook icon.

  7. Facebook ChatBar++
    Gives you a collection of emoticons that you can click in Facebook Chat.

  8. Reload Button on Top Menu Bar
    Adds a “Reload” button on top menu bar of Facebook pages.
    Did you know that clicking browser’s reload button actually re-downloads the page along with images and everything? This script adds a “Reload” button in the top menubar on Facebook, clicking it just resets the URL to the same URL it already was, causing the page to update real fast without re-downloading images.

  9. Replace Text Smiley
    Replace text smileys (eg. “:-)”, “:)”, etc.) with graphical smileys (graphics by Facebook.com)

  10. Remove Top Menu Bar Redundancy
    Remove the redundancy of the Facebook top menu bar. The “Home” button is removed because the Facebook logo RIGHT BESIDE IT is also a link to go home. This also turn “Profile” button into your name.

  11. Remove Sponsored Section
    Remove the “Sponsored” section from the right sidebar.

  12. Remove Connect with Friends
    Remove the “Connect with Friends” section from the right sidebar.

  13. Rounded Profile Tabs
    Makes the tabs in your profile rounded corners.

  14. Simple Uploader
    Always use Simple Uploader for adding Facebook photos. Automatically and immediately load the Simple Uploader for photos everytime you go to the photo upload page. Bypass the Java Upload method that always takes so long to load.

  15. Change Page Title
    Remove “Facebook | ” from the page title.

  16. Add Protocol Links
    Add Protocol Links for Google Talk, Skype, Yahoo, and Windows Live in Profile Info section.

For more details and screenshots please go to:

http://alwittizer.co.cc

Final Note

If you have any suggestions, ideas, comments, or if you (gasp!) found a bug, please post a comment at the bottom or at http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=302774125262

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Alwitt’s Facebook Enhancer has NO multi-million dollar marketing campaign or celebrity sponsors, but we do have something even better—YOU! If you enjoy using it please consider telling friends, setting it up for someone less knowledgable than yourself, or writing the author of a media article that overlooks us.

Version History
Version 1.4.7
Now with Configurable Options Page under the “Account” dropdown menu!
Fixed some layout and html issues.
Version 1.4.6
Changed “Reload” [button] to Reload [link] to blend better with the rest.
Removed the title and the close button from the picture pop-ups.
Restored “Attending,” “Attended,” “Became Fan,” “Joined Group,” and “Now Friends” feeds.
Restored “Sponsored” and “Connect with Friends” sections to the right sidebar.
Restored Simple Uploader to Java Uploader.

Version 1.4.5
Fixed Facebook ChatBar++ emoticons.
From now on all of the emoticons are hosted on a single .png image file on Google Picasa Web Albums.

Version 1.4.4
Removed the Advanced Timestamps since we will get it anyway when we mouse hover the “xx minutes ago” text.
Removed the “Games” link.
Reverted “Buddies,” “Mailbox,” “Preferences,” back to “Friends,” “Inbox,” “Settings.”

Version 1.4.3
Removed “Attending,” “Attended,” “Became Fan,” “Joined Group,” and “Now Friends” messages from your Facebook homepage feeds. Leaving behind just the standard Facebook applications such as status updates, wall posts, links, notes, photos, etc.

Version 1.4.2
Fixed some bugs in edit profile info section.

Version 1.4.1
Fixed some bugs in photo albums.

Version 1.4
Added few more CSS tweaks.
Improved new look to Facebook.

Version 1.3
Added a “Reload” button.

Version 1.2
Removed “MafiaWars” and “StreetRacing” Links.
Removed Gmail Notifier.

Version 1.1
Added Advanced Timestamps
Added Favicon Alerts
Added Facebook ChatBar++
Added Replace Text Smiley
Added Rounded Profile Tabs
Added Simple Uploader
Added Gmail Notifier
Removed Top Menu Bar Redundancy
Removed Sponsored Section
Removed Connect with Friends

Credits to Facebook Re-Design by Matthew Badsey.

Change Log:

Alwittizer Facebook Enhancer v1.4.7 RELEASED!
Now with Configurable Options Page under the "Account" dropdown menu.

Older Versions

  1. Version 1.0
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds

    Facebook Enhancer includes some enhancements for Facebook like: Bigger Profile Pictures and Photos Popup, Fixed Top Menu Bar and more..

    Change Log:

    None

  2. Version 1.1
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds

    Enhance your day-to-day Facebook experience. For more details and screenshots please go to: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=302774125262

    Change Log:

    Added These Features:

    Advanced Timestamps
    Replaces all timestamps of facebook status updates and wall posts with more useful information.

    Favicon Alerts
    Alerts you to the number of unread notifications which is overlaid on the Facebook icon.

    Facebook ChatBar++
    Gives you a collection of emoticons that you can click in Facebook Chat.

    Replace Text Smiley
    Replace text smileys (eg. ":-)", ":)", etc.) with graphical smileys (graphics by Facebook.com)

    Remove Top Menu Bar Redundancy
    Remove the redundancy of the Facebook top menu bar. The "Home" button is removed because the Facebook logo RIGHT BESIDE IT is also a link to go home. This also turn "Profile" button into your name.

    Remove Sponsored Section
    Remove the "Sponsored" section from the right sidebar.

    Remove Connect with Friends
    Remove the "Connect with Friends" section from the right sidebar.

    Rounded Profile Tabs
    Makes the tabs in your profile rounded corners.

    Simple Uploader
    Always use Simple Uploader for adding Facebook photos. Automatically and immediately load the Simple Uploader for photos everytime you go to the photo upload page. Bypass the Java Upload method that always takes so long to load.

    Gmail Notifier
    Displays a toolstrip that shows how many messages are in your Gmail inbox.

  3. Version 1.2
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds

    Enhance your day-to-day Facebook experience. For more details and screenshots please go to: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=302774125262

    Change Log:

  4. Version 1.3
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds

    Enhance your day-to-day Facebook experience. If you like it, please rate it. Thanks... ??? ???«{^?^}»??? ??? ???«{^?^}»??? ???

    Change Log:

  5. Version 1.4
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds

    Enhance your day-to-day Facebook experience. If you like it, please rate it. Thanks... ??? ???«{^?^}»??? ??? ???«{^?^}»??? ???

    Change Log:

    Added few more CSS tweaks.
    Improved new look to Facebook.

  6. Version 1.4.1
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds

    Enhance your day-to-day Facebook experience. If you like it, please rate it. Thank you, guys...

    Change Log:

    Fixed some bugs in photo albums.

  7. Version 1.4.2
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds
    Developer Builds (Linux)

    Enhance your day-to-day Facebook experience. If you like it, please rate it. Thank you, guys...

    Change Log:

    Fixed some bugs in edit profile info section.

  8. Version 1.4.3
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds (Linux)
    Developer Builds

    Enhance your day-to-day Facebook experience. If you like it, please rate it. Thank you, guys...

    Change Log:

    Remove "Attending," "Attended," "Became Fan," "Joined Group," and "Now Friends"
    messages from your Facebook homepage feeds. Leaving behind just the standard Facebook applications such as status updates, wall posts, links, notes, photos, etc.



  9. Version 1.4.4
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds (Linux)
    Developer Builds

    Enhance your day-to-day Facebook experience. If you like it, please rate it. Thank you, guys...

    Change Log:

    Removed the Advanced Timestamps since we will get it anyway when we mouse hover the "xx minutes ago" text.

    Removed the "Games" link.

    Reverted "Buddies," "Mailbox," "Preferences," back to "Friends," "Inbox," "Settings."

  10. Version 1.4.5
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds
    Developer Builds (Linux)

    Enhance your day-to-day Facebook experience. If you like it, please rate it. Thank you, guys...

    Change Log:

    Fixed Facebook ChatBar++ emoticons.
    From now on all of the emoticons are hosted on a single .png image file on Google Picasa Web Albums.

  11. Version 1.4.6
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds
    Developer Builds (Linux).Beta Builds

    Enhance your day-to-day Facebook experience. If you like it, please rate it. Also please digg it at http://alwittizer.co.cc Thank you, guys...

    Change Log:

    Changed "Reload" [button] to Reload [link] to blend better with the rest.
    Removed the title and the close button from the picture pop-ups.
    Restored "Attending," "Attended," "Became Fan," "Joined Group," and "Now Friends" feeds.
    Restored "Sponsored" and "Connect with Friends" sections to the right sidebar.
    Restored Simple Uploader to Java Uploader.

Reviews

  1. Mattcah says:

    dugg. great job. love it.

  2. Nigel says:

    Thanks for this great extensions…. works fine in linux…

  3. Nick Findley says:

    i can’t try it, it says extensions are not enabled.. how do i fix this??

  4. japanada says:

    Awesome extension, I love how you fixed so many things that I was thinking could be improved in Facebook… but I think it would be nice if we had options to choose which features of this extension to use or not. For example, I personally like the Java Uploading feature (Simple Upload takes WAY too much work when you’re uploading hundreds of photos), and while I’d prefer to have all the other features in this extension other than that, my only options at this point are all or none. So being able to select custom features would be a significant improvement. Thanks.

  5. Justin says:

    The JAVA Uploader takes about 8 seconds to load to be honest. But only uploading 5 images at a time is a hassle when on average people probably upload 5-40 at a time. It takes LOADS longer.

  6. ckiikc says:

    I’ve added a max image width for the pop up image box for images wider than clientWidth/2. If not image wider than clientWidth/2 could pop up over the thumboline they come from and call the mouseout event with a nasty popup – popdown effect.

    var maxImmW = document.body.clientWidth/2;
    $(‘FBPPimg’).innerHTML = ‘‘;

  7. kieffermeridew says:

    Hi,
    I loved, it I was just wondering if you could release a version of it, but without the picture “blow-up” part, or the reload button on the top bar.

    I gotta say though, great idea (y)

    Cheers,

    K

  8. JayJay says:

    Amazing extension!
    Not so amazing design…
    Gave it 5 stars nonetheless because it’s an excellent idea and it works great!
    However, since I believe in your potential, here are a few suggestions (don’t take them the wrong way – I have no idea how to code extensions, so you have the upper hand on that, but I do know a thing or two about design):

    Suggestions:

    - Pop-up boxes with title in Comic Sans? Please, for the love of Jeebus, no! Worst font in the planet. Segoe UI, Helvetica, Myriad; so many beautiful typefaces to choose from! Stick with something that blends with Facebook and keep effects to a minimum.

    - Pop-up box with large picture? The border doesn’t make any sense (specially the rugged pixels on the round corners), and the title of your extension, along with the close button, looks not only crooked but also useless. A plain, borderless straight cornered white border (about 5px thick) would suffice.

    - Reload button? You did a pretty nice job with the blue buttons across Facebook! Use it there as well and blend it with the rest.

    Other than that, awesome. Recommending this to everyone I know who uses Facebook (which is everyone, pretty much)!

  9. Could you make this work on facebook lite also ? The previews work, but the ads are there.. :/

  10. pgkrzywy says:

    It would be great if it would be fully customizable ;)

  11. AlWittizer says:

    @Nick Findley: Try upgrading your Google Chrome to LATEST version.

  12. Pex says:

    Super great extension!

    But I have one request. you’ve fixed the top menu bar and the left filter list, but not the right requests bar, why is that? Can you fix it? Because I see reason for not doing it.

  13. iquanyin says:

    i love this!!! best extension i’ve tried! it works every time. please make one for flickr!

  14. Stefano says:

    Hi, I was wondering if you can add an options dialog to choose which features of the Enhancer to be enabled and other things (as choosing fonts for the popups ^^) thanks

  15. Dan says:

    Great extension. Really needs an options page to disable some features, as I personally want to turn off image popups and turn the Sponsored section back on. Also, the reload button could be made one of the menu items on the top bar instead of a plain button.

  16. Alejandro Schott says:

    can you put the feeds for “Attending,” “Attended,” “Became Fan,” “Joined Group,” and “Now Friends” optional?
    its removed but i like to see them

  17.   says:

    Love this like everyone else, also requesting an options page though if possible :3

  18. Cristina says:

    Love that you removed the Sponsored and Suggestions section. LOVE IT.

  19. mahiya says:

    nice work brother !! facebook is lot nicer ! :) thanks a lot…keep up the good work

  20. _mark says:

    usually I try to stay away from these kinds of things (code injection) due to them being really buggy especially over time (as the website updates), but this one seems to work really well so far. I like it.

  21. iquanyin says:

    first thing i went looking to get again once i finally found out how to get back on dev build (after google switched ppl to beta). this was the one extension i kept missing every single day till now.

    i seriously just adore this! i almost didn’t feel line using facebook when i no longer had it (seriously) and i bitched about losing it on facebook, twitter, email….my complaining led people to want it too, and at least one friend got dev build because of me and now loves alwittizer too. it’s weird, i can’t even put my finger on the improvements (except the image enlarging), yet the fb experience is subtly yet hugely better.

    *thank you!* (again)

  22. mates says:

    Oh no! facebook changed and now looks really ugly. who will come to the rescue?

  23. Andrea says:

    Finally a Chrome extension to easily use the Facebook emoticons:
    http://www.omiod.com/chrome-extensions/facebook-chat-emoticons.php

  24. Jan says:

    1.4.6 not working anymore with the new design. we have to wait for a new version.

  25. chocky says:

    Hi
    1.4.6 not working anymore with chrome 5.0.371.0 dev
    is it normal ?

  26. _mark says:

    still works great for me. :D very useful for the mouseover enlarged images.

  27. Alwittizer says:

    Alwittizer Facebook Enhancer v1.4.7 RELEASED!
    Now with Configurable Options Page under the “Account” dropdown menu.

  28. morgan says:

    pretty good… looks good.. .but buggers up chat when you have more than one tab open… repeats the emoticons so many times you cant see what your typing.

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