Friday, July 29, 2011

Disable The New Facebook Photo Viewer (Tips & Tricks)

Facebook always launch new features without its user’s consent.They even don’t bother to give an option to revert back to old interfaces. 

Recent changes Include New  Facebook Photo Viewer and New chat sidebar.Particularly,the New Facebook Photo Viewer which opens a black lightbox has irked a lot of users.It seems that facebook may disable this feature soon due to poor user response but for now we can use some tricks to disable this feature.

Here are a few Tricks to Disable The New Facebook Photo Viewer

By Url Cracking

After you click on any image you will notice that whenever the photo opens in New Photo Viewer its URL always ends with &theater

e.g Here is URL of a photo that has been opened in New facebook Photo Viewer

If you remove &theater and press ENTER the photo will automatically open in Facebook Classic viewer and you can view the album using Next or Back buttons above photo

Open Photo in New Browser Window or Tab

If you open a photo in new browser window or Tab it will open in facebook classic photo viewer.

Reload the Photo
If you have opened a photo in New Facebook Photo Viewer you can switch to classic viewer by pressing F5 key or you can Right Click on photo and then Click on Reload.

Hopefully facebook will disable this New Facebook Photo Viewer soon,


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