Some of the important features of the Disconnect for Facebook™ addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Disconnect for Facebook™.
In short, Disconnect for Facebook™ is an efficient firewall to prevent Facebook from tracking the webpages you go to by blocking all Facebook related requests sent from all third-party websites. Although Facebook Disconnect blocks all traffic from third-party sites to Facebook servers but still you can visit your Facebook account with no problem. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.
3 Reasons to Use Disconnect for Facebook™
Stops Facebook from tracking the webpages you go to
Has a very low memory and CPU footprint
Can be easily toggled on and off from the toolbar button
Facebook.com is one of the most heavily used social network websites in the world and it's also becoming one of the most popular places for advertisers to connect with individuals through specifically targeted advertising. You may be getting extremely tired of seeing Facebook banners/plugins that are catered specifically to your browsing history or requests from third party websites to connect with you on Facebook. Managing some of these Facebook banners or plugins can actually be easier than you think and if you are tired of the way that Facebook is reacting to your browser history you may not have to quit the social network after all.
Facebook Disconnect is a browser Addon and a new firewall that works with Facebook to block all traffic from third-party websites. This means that you can continue to browse your Facebook account without issue as well as sea minimal banners and tracking contents that would regularly assault your Facebook page and ruin your social media experience. Facebook disconnect can be installed in a matter of minutes and it has three basic features that you can use after it is installed in your browser bar. It can be turned ON and OFF from the toolbar button to help enhancing your browser experience. Facebook Disconnect will stop Facebook from tracking all of the websites that you go to preventing the targeted banner panes that you may regularly see on your Facebook page. Facebook Disconnect has been optimized to draw very low memory and a minimal CPU footprint so that you don't have to sacrifice the speed and efficiency of your browser experience. While many companies will certainly continue to use Facebook as a means for connection to a massive amount of people online it's possible to utilize Facebook disconnect to put a little more of the power back into your hands when it comes to controlling the experience you have with Facebook. In order to add this Addon to your browser, simply scroll to the Bottom of this page and click on the desired Browser's icon to download the extension (you will be directed to the related addon store in order to download the addon). We do NOT host any extensions/addons/plugins in our website, all the download links will direct you to the related Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari Addon Stores.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Disconnect for Facebook™?
Disconnect for Facebook™ is actually a "web-request" firewall. It monitors all the requests your browser is sending or receiving. Using the built-in blocking rules, the extension is able to block all Facebook related requests sent from all third-party websites and hence protects your privacy.
2. What is the badge number on the toolbar button?
The badge is an indicator of the number of blocked web-requests on the current page.
3. How can I download the source code for Disconnect for Facebook™?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. How can I activate the extension?
Once this extension is installed, there's nothing really much you need to do. Just click on the toolbar button. When the the color is red, it blocks all the Facebook related requests.
5. Toolbar button suddenly disappeared from my Firefox browser and the extension doesn't work anymore. How can I fix this?
If you cannot see the toolbar button anymore, most likely the extension has not been initiated properly due to a conflict with another extension or damage in your current Firefox profile. The easiest way to fix this is to install the extension on a clean profile as instructed here. Note that the new profile neither has your installed extension, nor your stored bookmarks, passwords, or any other personal settings. However, it is easy to migrate them into the new profile. Just follow the sync instruction here.
6. What is new in this version?
See our version history page at the Firefox add-ons site for details about this update.
Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).
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