I killed the Facebook Ticker!
I knew there had to be a way to block it. That’s the keyword: block. I got to thinking, “Gee, this is just as annoying as ads. Wait, I have ads blocked…”
To do this, you must be using a browser that is compatible with AdBlock and obviously you need AdBlock installed. I have not figured it out on Firefox yet, as Chrome is my main browser. There must be a way to manually block an ad on Firefox, I’m just not quite seeing it. Please let me know if you figure that out!
Click your Ad Block tool bar icon and choose “Block an Ad on this page”. That’s easy enough!
Ad Block will pop a box up on the left of your screen and items you hover will be colored a transparent blue. Just highlight and click on one of the ticker items.
Now look back over at that Ad Block box on the left and you’ll notice a slide. Drag the slide to the right until you see these words DIV id=”pagelet_rhc_ticker” and then click the “Looks Good” button.
You get one last chance to preview it and if it looks good, just click “Block It”. You are done, your ticker is hidden now. One less distraction on Facebook now.
I think Facebook may have just made a wrong move today. I’ve started using Google+ sporadically, but definitely hopped over there this morning. I’m already seeing a lot more activity over there. I bet Google is loving the boost Facebook just gave them!
Thank you AdBlock! I love you!
I used the same process to hide the Top News feature so now all I see is my usual News Feed, though I still feel it’s missing something.