facebook fixes by Tal Ater

Fix Facebook Chat to Only Show Online Friends

It used to be easy to see which of your friends were online in facebook. But these days, the facebook chat window is cluttered with the friends facebook thinks you should chat with, ignoring who is online and who isn’t.

In my spare time, I like to dig through facebook’s code, finding hidden gems and secrets (last year I was the first to expose their video chat plans with Skype). So after hearing everyone complain about how broken facebook chat has become, I decided to challenge myself to fix it.

It turns out there’s an easy fix, and it is buried right in facebook’s own code.

I’ve created an easy to use browser addon which you can run and have it fix the chat for you automatically.

Or for the more techno-geeky crowd, you can try it out by getting the code directly from GitHub, and running it in the browser’s console.

On a Mac, or Linux?

Just drag this bookmarklet to your bookmarks toolbar, and click it when in facebook.

Fix Chat

You need to click each time to fix, not automatic like the fix for Windows, I'm working on it!