Recent Facebook changes have resulted in pictures being displayed in theater mode. New things can be good but for some of us we prefer to see the pictures in the old format and without the pop-up window. So how do we disable the Facebook photo theater view?
This is my nieces’ new dog, Oreo (isn’t she cute?)
Old school users may want to view Oreo in the old format
Thanks to all those geeky minds who develop Firefox Add-Ons and Chrome Extensions it’s actually incredibly easy.
Using Firefox Add-ons to turn off theater view is a two step process using the following scripts
- Install the Greasemonkey Add-On (and restart Firefox)
- Install Facebook Photo Theater Killer Add-On (and restart Firefox)
Using the Chrome Extension, Old FB Album, is just a one step process and when I added it I didn’t even need to re-start my browser in order for it to take effect.
There are apparently some other Chrome Extensions but I haven’t tested any of them. Here are some of the other choices.
- Revert Facebook Photo Viewer
- The one listed above for Firefox works with Tampermonkey installed for Chrome. I didn’t try it because Tampermonkey has a number of negative reviews.
Since I’m a PC user if you know how to do this in Safari please comment below.