Monday, 9 January 2012

How to Disable/Turn Off New Facebook Photo Theater Viewer Mode?

Facebook has recently rolled out a new and “better” photo viewer which makes it simpler and faster to navigate between photos in Facebook, plus a beFacebook has recently rolled out a new and “better” photo viewer which makes it simpler and faster to navigate between photos in Facebook, plus a better photo viewing experience. A click on a particular photo will open a new layer with the photo in the center of your screen and a blank frame around the photo. Actually, we have a name for the photo viewer. We called it the Facebook Photo Theater Viewer mode.

Facebook users most probably noticed by now that there’s a new lightbox type photo viewer which gets enabled by default and which can’t be disabled (apparently). At least, Facebook didn’t provide the users with any option of switching that off. The feedback on this “improvement” is not great at all. That’s a polite way of saying so many users are discontent, so I think Facebook is going to give their members a switch-off solution pretty soon. However, that’s only my lucky guess. Maybe the Theater Viewer was enforced for a reason, so we might never be able to turn it off from a Facebook menu.

Do you want to get rid of it? Here are a few ways:

1. Disable the “Theater Mode” photo viewer directly from its URL address:
After you click on a photo in Facebook, look at its URL address in browser. It will be something like!/photo.php?fbid=10150100833538099&set=a.472337743098.253837.162547318098&theater

Delete &theater from the end of that string and press Enter. You’ll see the photo as you used to in the old Facebook photo viewer. Now you can click Next and Back to browse through the photos in the album.

2. Open the photo in a new browser tab
Instead of using left-click to enlarge a photo, use Right-click, then choose Open in new tab. It will open without activating the Facebook Theater Viewer.

3. Reload the photo
After you click on a photo, right-click it in the Theater Mode and choose Reload from the menu. It will reload in the old viewer.

The same result will be obtained if instead of right-clicking, you press directly F5 on your keyboard to reload the web page in your browser.

I heard that there are some browser add-ons which you can install and which will get you rid of the Facebook Theater mode viewer for good, but I’m not so keen about installing things that might slow down my computer, when I can get the same result another way.

How To TAG People in Facebook Status Update

Tagging a person in a picture is very simple and known by most of the people that use facebook but tagging a person or a page in a facebook update is something that many people dont know.

Tagging a person in the status update will automatically include a link to the person’s profile with his/her name.

Tagging a person in a facebook status update is very simple and it can be done as shown below in the screenshot.

Steps to Tag people in Facebook status update:

Step 1: Login into your facebook account.
To mention someone in the facebook status update just type ” @ “ and his/her name. When you will start typing the name of the person an autogenreasted list of your friends will appear.

Step 2: Select the person name you want to tag.

Step 3: Share your facebook status update and link to the profile person will appear in your facebook status update.

You are done!!

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