24 July 2011

Facebook Sidebar Chat Reversion

Revert and get the old chat in facebook
Step-by-step procedure with Screenshots





Get your old Facebook Chat using Facebook Sidebar Chat Reversion/Facebook Chat Sidebar Removal Script here. It supports Google Chrome, Opera and Mozilla Firefox.[Updated August 15 2011]

Ever since when facebook chat was updated they are millions of users worldwide rage in hate. They usually do campaign for the reversion of the old chat. Some of the reasons are offline friends can be seen in the sidebar, theyre not in group, the sidebar usually puts the users that you are frequently chat or interact.

New Chat Features: Facebook New Chat System Review

Yes, it can be annoying until then someone who created this small script that can revert the old chat.

We want the OLD CHAT!


New Chat System is Good or not?


There are two ways to remove some annoying features
Essentially, you have some issues about your chat. Please upgrade your browser first.


1. Use the Old way 
Advantage: Have a group/friend lists
Disadvance: Full screen
better to some and it works fine as well.


TIPS:
IF YOU ARE AN INTERNET EXPLORER and A SAFARI USERS please USE THIS


http://facebook.com/presence/popout.php

For Opera, Firefox, and Chrome Users Please Proceed


Preview on the new facebook chat

Sidebar in facebook

2. Tweak it by using script(works in Firefox, Opera and Chrome)

ALTERNATIVE ONE: (FACEBOOK SIDEBAR DISABLED)
Advantage: Disable your sidebar, choose old chat/new chat, 101% Return to OLD CHAT plus FEATURES.
Disadvantages: 
  • Video Icon will not be display(you cannot see the video icon in the chat bar)
  • There is a Script Name in the chat window(its version when hovering)
  • Sometimes, it will pop outs/in - eventually its annoying.
CHOOSE HERE:
ALTERNATIVE TWO: (FACEBOOK SIDEBAR REVERSION)
Advantages: 
  • Video Conference enabled, Group List
  • Simple but stable
Disadvantage: Mix New Chat and Old Chat

 REVERT YOUR NEW CHAT TO OLD CHAT
BONUS: click here: adds chat emoticons just like image below

Sample Output

STEP-BY-STEP PROCEDURE:

FOR MOZILLA FIREFOX USERS
Userscript+GreaseMonkey
Updated July  31 2011

facebook chat reversion 2.1
Full support for Firefox 5Google Chrome 13 & Opera 11.5 (Earlier versions may be compatible, these are the browsers used for testing)

  • Full Friend List (Group) support!
  • Shows ALL online/idle friends
  • Shows ONLY online/idle friends (Doesn't show offline friends)
  • Orders friends by first name
  • Groups friends by online and idle.
  • Shows total number of online/idle friends when chat bar is open and closed.
  • Chat bar adjusts in size based on how many friends you have online.
  • Does not realign the page when chat opens
  • Header to the top of chat that closes the menu when clicked.
  • Works for both HTTP and HTTPS
  • Keep the list of online friends on the left hand side of the page always visible even when the chat dialog opens.
  • Adds "View Profile" link to the cog menu in each chat window to easily view the profile of the person you are talking to.
Full support for Firefox 5, Google Chrome 13 & Opera 11.5 (Earlier versions may be compatible, these are the browsers used for testing)
No support currently for Safari and Internet Explorer


Output

You need to install GreaseMonkey first
Run code a small bit of Javascript


Click Download Now


Once you are finished downloading it. Click INSTALL NOW button


Once installed, Click Restart Now.


Success! GreaseMonkey is now installed!

Then, go to the user script site,  INSTALL the script in USERSCRIPT
see image below

WOOH! Facebook Sidebar Chat Reversion installed!

Restart your Firefox, or you can do it by making a new tab
Then access your facebook (http://fb.com)

This is the NEW CHAT and it creates sidebar right?
After installing GreaseMonkey and Facebook Reversion:


You can also disable this. See it in your ADDON manager
goto TOOLS -> Add-ons 
or use shortcut key: CTRL+SHIFT+A

You are done! :)

FACEBOOK SIDEBAR CHAT REVERSION FOR CHROME
Fast and EASY INSTALLATION 
By default it can run bit a javascript(no need for greasemonkey addon)
Go to the website USERSCRIPT
INSTALL the script

Click install 
It will show below left : see the image below: then click Continue

It display like this: Just click Install


Successfully Installed!

Restart you google CHROME or make a new tab/window then
then access your facebook account

NOTE: According to the programmer, It is NOT TRUE reversion, it is just removing the annoying features of the new sidebar.

Yes, it might be useful but it is unstable. The author also said: I make no promises to keep this up to date as Facebook changes in the future.
KEY Features:
- Shows ALL online/idle friends
- Shows ONLY online/idle friends (Doesn't show offline friends)
- Orders friends by first name
- Groups friends by online and idle.
- Shows total number of online/idle friends when chat bar is open and closed.
- Chat bar adjusts in size based on how many friends you have online.
- Chat bar closes when it loses focus to stay out of your way.
- Does not realign the page when chat opens
- Header to the top of chat that closes the menu when clicked.
- Works for both HTTP and HTTPS
- Searching friends is still possible.
- Going online/offline is still possible.
- Keep the list of online friends on the left hand side of the page always visible even when the chat dialog opens.
- Adds "View Profile" link to the cog menu in each chat window to easily view the profile of the person you are talking to.

Browser Support:
- Full support for Firefox & Google Chrome
- Unknown support for Safari and Opera

You can also disable or remove this in your EXTENSION MANAGER
go to WRENCH MENU(icon) -> TOOLS-> EXTENSIONS


Click disable/uninstall


LATEST UPDATE: (july 26 2011 8pm pacific time)

Change log:
v1.5.5:
- Opening chat while offline will automatically make you online again.
Note: I personally used it in the Google Chrome Incognito, yes it only shows ONLINE FRIENDS.  And it removes the sidebar. :D

You might visit here: Facebook Chat: Structure, Feature and Troubleshoot

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