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How to Disable Facebook Photo Theater in Chrome and Firefox

Previously when you used to click on an image in Facebook, you were taken to its Facebook page as follows


but now you view the enlarged photo popped in front of the page.


This “popping out” new feature is called “Photo Theater” and I, along with countless others, dislike Theater.

If you share the same opinion and use either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, then you should follow the following steps to get back to viewing Facebook photos the old way.

For Google Chrome Users

In order to view Facebook photos the old way, Chrome users need to install a script called “.” This script can be found here. Just locate the green “Install” button and click on it. After the script is installed you can check and see that new Facebook photo viewing interface has been disabled.


For Mozilla Firefox Users

The steps for Firefox users are essentially the same as for Google Chrome users i.e. you need to install the same “Facebook Photo Theater Killer” script that can be gotten from here. But before that Firefox needs to have Greasemonkey – a Firefox add-on that lets Firefox run scripts like the one we need.


You can get Greasemonkey from here. Once you install Greasemonkey, you can install the abovementioned script to disable Photo Theater in Facebook.

Or you can also refresh the page to get the old view, but u have to the same every time which is very annoying.

Google not building Facebook rival


Internet search leader Google Inc is not building a social network to compete with Facebook, a company executive reiterated, despite an intensifying rivalry between the two leading Internet groups.

“We’re not working on a social network platform that’s just going to be another social network platform,” Google’s head of mobile product development, Hugo Barra, said in answer to a question at the Monaco Media Forum.

“We do think that social is an ingredient for success for any app going forward, search and advertising being probably the best two examples that I would mention. So that’s how we’re thinking about the problem.”

Social networking has exploded in popularity and begun to reshape the balance of power in the Web industry. Facebook, launched in 2004, has more than 500 million members.

Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said in September the company intended to add “layers” of social networking to its sites, rather than unveil a flashy product, but his remarks failed to quash speculation about a Google social network.

Google owns the social network Orkut, which is popular in Brazil and India but has failed to expand significantly beyond those markets.

This week, Google internally announced plans to boost salaries by 10 percent in a move widely seen as an effort to staunch a stream of engineers and managers leaving Google for faster-growing rivals like Facebook.

Google also said recently it planned to block Facebook and other Web services from accessing its users’ information, accusing Facebook of failing to reciprocate.

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