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Facebook is pretty awesome, but it is far from perfect. More than once, I’ve heard complaints about some of Facebook’s technical aspects. Sadly, Facebook isn’t open-sourced, so users can’t change anything themselves – or can they?
Learn how to hack Facebook accounts for fun, or tweak something useful. Believe me, it really is all in your hands.
Changing Profile Colour
This will change the colour of your Facebook bar to a color of choice.
Just paste the following code in your address bar and hit enter. You can replace ‘red’ with any color you want – black, white, green or even orrange. If you want to reverse the effect, press Ctrl+F5 for a hard reload of the page.
View Chat History with Offline Friends
First of all, we need to get your friend’s Facebook ID. When you visit his page indirectly (through your friends list or by using the search engine), you’ll be able to see it as a number in the address bar.
Another way to retrieve someone’s ID is by going to the Friends widget on their page, and right-clicking See All. Then you’ll have to copy the link location and paste it in your address bar.
Once you’ve got someone’s ID, simply paste the following code in your address bar, replacing 1122334455 with the relevant number.
Change chat status to invisible:
Change chat status to visible:
Close all chat windows with person 1122334455:
Open application tab:
Bring up notifications:
Bring up friends list:
Facebook Greasemonkey Hacks
Greasemonkey is one of the best firefox add-ons in existence. By using ‘userscripts’, you can customize nearly every website. Read more about Greasemonkey in .
Today we won’t be focusing too hard on Greasemonkey itself, but on some of the great Facebook-specific userscripts.
Facebook Auto-login – One of the simplest, but perhaps also one of the most useful userscripts you’ll find. This one will automatically log into Facebook, as long as Firefox remembers your password, saving you a lot of hassle.
Auto-Colorizer for Facebook – This script will recolor your Facebook page by applying the color scheme of the most dominant picture currently showing on the page. As you can imagine, this can create some exciting, and also ambient effects.
FacebookDeletes – If you want to get rid of a lot of people at once, this is your man. This script can bulk delete friends, making the masacre all the easier.
Remove All Facebook Ads – Adblock still tends to miss a lot of Facebook ads. This script, frequently updated, will remove all thinkable Facebook ads, creating a completely click-safe Facebook environment.
External Apps Blocker – One of the most irritating things on Facebook are the abundance of quizzes, quote generators, and the like. Filtering all external app ‘stories’ from your homepage will be a lot easier if you use this script.
Want some more? Userscripts hosts 1112 Facebook related userscripts at the time of writing. Check it out and have a blast!