No smoke and mirrors--straightforward, easy to use. Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The add-on does exactly what it says it'll do--nothing more, nothing less. I was pleasantly surprised with my experience using Facebook without the ads. For the sake of product testing, I opened Facebook on a separate web browser without any type of ad-blocking software installed. This add-on legitimately makes a difference when it comes to the user experience. The Facebook UX is made far more enjoyable (specifically, no more targeted ads).
It's fairly easy to use, as there is no restart required. I changed the current BubbleChat messenger interface to the old style Chat interface, which I missed, and there were no differences in terms of Facebook Chat's functionality. The add-on's description says you can change the font of the Facebook page but I wasn't able to access this feature. It ultimately didn't make a difference because it's not something I needed, and I'm sure that if I had spent more time with the add-on (which I will) I'll be able to figure it out.
Overall, I had a fulfilling experience with the app.
Makes Facebook Usable! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I love it!
Very good - but some difficulties Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I used this for a few years (and donated twice) but the author is a bit on the cranky side and he (admittedly) has trouble keeping up with Facebook's changes. Links to his URL are also blocked by Facebook. But you should give it a try.This user has a previous review of this add-on.
hides the annoying "trending" section. Rated 4 out of 5 stars
so far I like it. gets rid of the trending section. I was using social fixer which no longer seems to work well on firefox.
Why not Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Why not update new version here?
FF version 41? Rated 5 out of 5 stars
When will the the new version be up for FF 41?
You are not supposed to update it from this site Rated 5 out of 5 stars
All versions on here are outdated. Go to http://www.fbpurity.com/install.htm for latest updates.
Просто великолепно Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Просто великолепно Фб вышлядит так, как и должен ! Спасибо авторам :)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I've been using this add-on for 6 months at least and I am super happy that I found it. It's less frustrating now to use Facebook on my desktop. I just wish there was a version for Android.
falta en en CASTELLANO Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Practical with many options. Could have a sleeker integration but it serves its purpose well.
If you're sick of Top stories, unliking every page you've ever liked or don't want to remove unsubscribe from a friends post but still want to see their less annoying posts then this add on can do it.
I love the ability to change font size and colour for those who may struggle to read the small print or those who just really wanted Facebook to be a bit more like Myspace.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Like they said Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Get it. It works. Period. Makes FB a much less annoying experience. Didn't really want to have to write a review here, but needed to in order to give this 5 stars. Too bad Firefox feels the need to introduce FB overcomplicatedness into their experience also.
Lots of customization options for Facebook Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Loads of different customization options for every page and feature of Facebook; if anything there are almost too many options and while effort has obliviously been made to sort the options into sub-sections it sometimes can take a while to find the change you want. That said, when you do find it, most changes just require a simple checkbox or drop-down - nothing complicated.
The only thing to watch out for, as has already been mentioned, adding this extension via addons.mozilla.org website doesn't seem to work - you need to go and visit the official plug-in webpage and install though that.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best Facebook experience ever! It cleans up the ads and unwanted junk and makes FB work MUCH smoother and faster! Awesome add-on!
"Bureaucratic" is good in some cases ... Rated 5 out of 5 stars
... and this is one of them. At present I don't know you from Jack and I don't take chances. Yes, you have a great reputation, but when the only way I can get a working version of your add-on is to get it from somewhere other than here, I'm concerned. Even if I have no question about your integrity, I don't know if the server it's on is secure, and so on. Avoiding a possible disaster is more important to me than convenience.
Of course you have a job which most likely takes well over 40 hours/week of your time and energy. Working on an app (a good one) is more than laudable. Donations will most likely not be sufficient to replace the need of having a job, but ... it might not hurt to let those who use the app know that you need a least a small donation to have the motivation to continue (midnight pizza?). If Wikipedia (and others) can get away with that and you have enthusiastic followers, at least give it a try.
I finally got fed up with something that happens on FB to the extent that I took the time to google the issue and subsequently read about your add-on in some random forum; I then followed the link and was taken to the location you most likely reference. Immediate reaction: I went (instead) to addons.mozilla.org, was thrilled to find your app, installed it, and although it shows as being functional, I have yet to find a way to fire it up. I just want the ability to make FB stick with "most recent" sorting in my timeline. I *hate* having to change it every time I go to FB (and I'm only on FB when I'm actively interacting with it). If (as it appears) there are other benefits your add-on provides which improve the FB experience, I'll be thrilled, maybe donate. :-)
I have donated to big organizations like Mozilla and LibreOffice, to the makers of freeware apps (and it's exciting to see the app become popular enough that there's a point where from version X onward you have to pay for it--if it's really that good). I've donated to a very small # of Mozilla add-on developers because there are only a few I've stuck with. Most have, over time, fallen apart for one reason or another. Writing this missive and forcing myself to think about this has me making a couple donations next.
Anyway, my post is clearly too long. I wish you the best, I just thought I'd take the time to say, hey, I really wanted to try out your add-on but if I can't get it from the definitive authority on safety and function, it's not going to happen.
I understand your concerns, However Google Chrome's extension system doesn't require the same bureaucracy to publish new extensions and that system seems to be working fine to me and them.
I submitted an updated version of the FBP extension here back in november, it has been in the bureaucratic review system for over 2 months now, and in that time I must have released at least 10 or more updates to the extension, however Mozilla's update system is so broken, if I had actually uploaded those new versions here each time I changed the extension, it would push my extension to the back of the review queue each time. The number of times the extension needs to be updated to be kept working is due to the constant changes Facebook make to their pages. Unfortunately Mozilla's extension update system on this site is not compatible with rapidly changing extensions such as FBP, and probably one of the reasons Chrome is now much more popular than Firefox.
To wait 2 months for Mozilla to officially review an extension update is a bit of a joke really, when updating an extension on the official Chrome extension site usually takes under an hour.
The FBPURITY.COM site is the definitive authority on FB PURITY and if you don't trust that, or the fact that FB Purity has been in development since March 2009 or the multitude of 5 star reviews on this site and the other official extension sites for the other supported browsers or the reviews in the International press such as The Washington Post and CNET then I guess, yes, you can always just wait for Mozilla to pull their finger out and modernise their extension update/review system.
The ridiculous thing about this, is even after the current "new" (though already outdated) version that i have uploaded here gets reviewed, i will immediately need to upload the actual latest version of FBP, (after painstakingly modifying it to make sure it complies with their often pointless bureaucratic standards) and then the whole bureaucratic waiting process begins again, and maybe it will take another 2 months before that version gets officially rolled out on this site, meanwhile Facebook are updating their code on their site daily breaking stuff in my extension.
A MUST Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A must to have, thank you very much for this great addon
Thanks, cleaned a lot ^^' Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Did what its purpose is ;-)
WHAT HAPPENS???? Rated 5 out of 5 stars
FB Purity doesn´t exist anymore on Facebook!!! Fanpage on FB is not available?? It is the best addon ever! FBP please come back!!!!!!
Facebook has disabled the FB Purity Fan Page
Facebook has disabled the FB Purity Fan Page that had over 178,561 fans, and gave no warning, notification or explanation! I've created a temporary backup page here: http://fb.com/bookfacepurity please like it and share it and share the news about the FBP Fan Page being disabled.
**UPDATE** They restored the main fan page in the end at http://fb.com/fluffbustingpurity
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This add-on does exactly what it says it will do and it's very easy to use. A million thank you's for giving me back control of my facebook page!!!!