How to Disable Facebook Photo Theater View to Get Back Old Photo Viewer

Facebook recently introduced ‘Theatre mode’ to enhance the photo viewing experience while flipping photo albums. But just like their news feed font change few months back even this change sucks. In fact Facebook team is introducing things which users actually don’t want or insist on. Now for you to go back to the old album viewer mode either you can wait for Facebook to change or you can go ahead and install this browser add-on script for Chrome and Firefox.

Related post : Change Facebook News Feed Font to Original Size

Facebook Photo Theater Killer is a script when added to Chrome or Firefox browser will enable the old photo viewer format. This greasemonkey script will disable and get back the good old viewer.

Before using script:

Facebook Theater Photo Viewer

After using script:

Facebook Old Photo Viewer

Disable Facebook theater photo view mode on Chrome and Firefox :

For getting back the old photo viewer mode you have to install both greasemonkey and userscript on Firefox. Only userscript is necessary on Chrome browser.

Firefox users:

1. First install the Greasemonkey Add-on  from here.

Firefox greasemonkey script

2. Install the script on Firefox  from Userscripts by clicking on ‘Install’.

Facebook Theater Killer

Chrome users:

1. Install the script on Google Chrome from Userscripts by clicking ‘Install’.

2. Done


UPDATE: There is another Chrome extension available in web store developed by @shobankr that allows you to do the same. Check out Old FB Album.

Old FB Album

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3 Responses

  1. rohit says:

    easy way is to hit f5 no need to install any thing
    else remove &theater from url hhe he

  2. buzzparas says:

    though i have also posted article on it, but your one is best as greeasemonkey is preferred among other plug ins available

  1. February 18, 2011

    […] now.So go ahead and install the script to get rid of the new annoyance created by Facebook. Thanks Binoy. Subscribe to Our RSS Feeds for regular updates or follow us Twitter or become a fan on Facebook […]

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