How To Change Back To Old Facebook
Every time Facebook changes to a new design or layout, people begin searching for how to change back to the old Facebook. Sometimes, it takes a little while for someone to develop a script for it, but the use of some scripts may depend on the web browser used. Basically, to change back to an older version of Facebook, the user has to find the script that adjusts for their desired changes, download the script and install it and the changes should take place immediately.
Greasemonkey is a Firefox Extension that allows the user to basically customize web pages they are viewing. For Internet Explorer users, Greasemonkey scripts such as Trixie, IE7Pro, and Greasemonkey for IE can be used to get the same effect. Links to download these scripts are available in the References below.
- Determine which web browser is being used on the current computer to view Facebook. Download the extension for that web browser from GreaseSpot to allow the web browser to support Greasemonkey scripts. This is easiest with FireFox as Greasemonkey was designed for use as a FireFox extension first and foremost.
- Decide which types of changes are needed to improve the user's Facebook experience. Some options include reverting back to a simple Facebook layout, cleaning up the right-hand navigation, such as removing ads, reverting back to the old navigation bar, and so forth. Download the Greasemonkey script for the desired changes.
- With the Greasemonkey extension in place, downloading and installing the scripts is simple. A dialog box will pop up when the user goes to download the script, prompting the user to choose to "install" or "cancel" or "view script source." Viewing the script source allows the user to inspect the file to prevent a security issue from entering their computer.
- View the script, and at the top of that window click the "install" button to install the script to the Greasemonkey extension. This will install the script to the Greasemonkey extension on that web browser only. To manage the scripts, in the web browser click "Tools" then select "Greasemonkey" and from there choose "Manage User Scripts."