How to disable new photo viewer on Facebook

by Garish wasil on March 15, 2011

Few days ago, facebook updated its Photo viewer & added theatre effect to it. Now whenever you click on any photo, a blck box pops out showing you the enlarged photo & then you can use the Previous & next Arrow buttons to browse other photos.

Facebook new photo viewer How to disable new photo viewer on Facebook

It may appear appealing to some, but most of us criticize it (thats why you are reading this post) & want a way to disable it, so that they can enjoy the old Photo viewer of facebook without the theatre effect. But, there is no way provided by facebook for disabling it. So I am here with some easy ways by which you can disable the annoying Photo Viewer of facebook Temporarily (Options 1 & 2) or Permanently (option 3):

1. The best way to disable is to refresh the page (or press F5) as soon as the theatre view of a photo open up. I think some of you might have found this method earlier.

2.Once the photo opens up in the theatre view, check the address bar in your browser & delete &theatre from the url. Now press enter & the normal view will open up.

3. If you want to permanently disable the theatre view from facebook, you must install some addons on your browser.

If you use Firefox web browser, then install greasemonkey addon, and then install this script (click install in the page that opeens) . If you use Google chrome, then you can use old fb album extension or Facebook black album remover extension to remove the Facebook theater view.

Hope you liked the post. Do share your views in comments.

Also read : How to stay invisible for single person on facebook chat

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+Garish Wasil is a 19 years old young Passionate Blogger from India and founder of Vast9 where I share Blogging tips and online marketing strategies that has helped me to make a passive income online. Make sure to Join Vast9 on facebook and follow Vast9 on twitter.

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Ronnie Khan March 20, 2011 at 5:37 pm

another way is to right click n open the pic in new tab…this will not open the theatre view


garish March 21, 2011 at 3:44 am

Thanks for sharing it. It also works.


Lina July 6, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Shoot, who would have tohuhgt that it was that easy?


Eric Vanzandt April 8, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Thanks, quite nice post. It solved my problem.


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obuv liska May 26, 2011 at 11:00 pm

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