Facebook hacks, tips, and tricks

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EDIT: userscript.org seems to be having lots of server trouble of late. Therefore the following links may not work.
Greasemonkey is a firefox extension that allows you to run scripts on the webpages that you are viewing. For example, one famous script was adding a delete button to gmail (gmail has since added a delete button).

One of the cool things we can do with greasemonkey is hack facebook.

If you have 1.5.0.1 like I do follow these directions offered up by Lifehacker.

1. Go here and install Greasemonkey
2. Make sure the lower right part of your browser looks like this:

3. Click on one of the links below.

4. When you go to install a script you will see this popup in your browser

5.click install.

Below are some scripts I have gathered that alter facebook. One warning though is that greasemonkey only works with firefox 1.5 or below (My 1.5.0.1 apparently is too much.)

The hacks:

Facebook Autologin – automatically logs you in to Facebook (ever notice that no matter what you do facebook prompts you?)

Facebook age displayer – displays the age of the profile you’re veiwing thus negating any need for math!

FacebookSpyGlass – this is supposed to automatically enlarge profile pics when you mouse over them, however facebook has updated the way they code their pages so as of now this does not work. However the developer promises an update on the script homepage.

Random image generator – I did not test this one, but in theory it should work. It automatically changes the picture ID number in URL to generate a random picture.

Make Facebook Green – this script make facebook green. If you know HTML change the hexadecimal number in the js file to make other colors.

Cool facebook related site:


TheBillyGoatCurse.com – did you know the first person to sign up to facebook at your school is referred to as the Creator? This show shows how to find that person and other facts.

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74 Responses to “Facebook hacks, tips, and tricks”

  1. charlie Says:

    i’m hoping to bring spyglass back pretty soon. it will probably be a little different from the original version. migrating the original userscript to work with the newer version of greasemonkey turned out be a non-trivial task. i actually work at Facebook now so making sure that spyglass doesn’t get broken should be a lot easier :) -charlie (FacebookSpyglass author)

  2. Adam Says:

    a good friend of mine wrote a greasemonkey script that adds in a few usability tweaks you might find useful

    http://home.meastman.org:9000/software/greasemonkey/facebookfixes.user.js

    it has the following functionalities:
    1) blocks some advertisements
    2) adds “My Friends (ALL) ” and “My Friends (Updated) ” to the navigation bar
    3) adds a HOME link to the navigation bar
    4) Add “hide old friends” or “collapse friends” links to some pages

  3. eddie Says:

    The link for the facebook age displayer is the same as the link for the Facebook auto-login

  4. Blanda Says:

    The age displayer link is fixed. Thanks to Eddie and Jason for catching it.

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  6. Kt Says:

    Do you know how to hack a facebook passoword?

  7. Chelsea Says:

    Aqua Blue Facebook

  8. alessandro Says:

    Looking to view a profile of someone I am not a friend of?

    MELISSA from LANSING

    I do not want to poke or be friend but I want to view her pictures.

    Can you help?

  9. Blanda Says:

    As far as hacking passwords, I dont know how. And really, neither should anybody else.

    Bad kids…

    If you want to view someones pictures you are not a friend of all I think you can do is hope she changes her privacy settings.

  10. Joe Lencioni Says:

    I wrote a greasemonkey script that does some cool stuff with facebook photos (as well as images on other sites like flickr and google image search). It’s called Greaed Lightbox.

  11. Stephen Cantu Says:

    Why cant i Install the Greaed lightbox and the others above the comments part

  12. the book with tits Says:

    ok say i install this greasmonkey and the script that makes facebook green for example. does this make my page green to other users who view my page or just me?

  13. Blanda Says:

    only for you as the code only executes on your computer

    Cantu the code is at this site
    http://shiftingpixel.com/downloads/greasedlightbox.user.js

    if it doesnt prompt an install I think you can just make your own script.

  14. Brian Says:

    Is there a script for poking? Because it would be cool to have one where upon logging in people are automatically poked back, but I dont know enough to actually write a script.

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  16. tinger Says:

    i’ve seen people leaving msgs on someone’s wall in green. do you know they do that? thanks!

  17. Shelley Says:

    I’ve made my own page green etc but how do i write in green on other profiles?

    (other colors would be cool too)

  18. tim Says:

    can someone tell me how to get on facebook without having a college email adress?

  19. Steve Says:

    can someone send me an email on how to change the color of my profile? it would be greatly appreciated. I do know some HTML to let you know. Thanks

    razordf@hotmail.com

  20. Jana Says:

    our highschool blocked facebook. is there a way to get past the blocks and still view facebook?

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  22. Blanda Says:

    Jana you have inspired my latest post:

    LINK

  23. Andi Says:

    Is there a way to see who has viewed your facebook profile and how often they have viewed it?

  24. Ian Says:

    I’m getting an error while trying to install Auto Login… Anyone else?

  25. mark Says:

    someone got on my facebook and changed my pass word. how can i figure out what they changed the password to. if thats not possible, is there anyway i could look at their personal messages either that they sent or that they have received so i can figure out who did it?

  26. wajiha Says:

    can someone tell me how to get on facebook without having a college email adress?

  27. Blanda Says:

    You cant, at least to my knowledge.

  28. brent Says:

    being able to tell who looked at your profile woulde be sweet
    Someone should make that script

  29. face Says:

    yeah, someone should definately write a script that allows you to see who is visiting your facebook profile and how much

  30. ccho Says:

    I think you meant “hexadecimal”, not “hexagonal”. Thanks though, it gave me a good laugh.

  31. Blanda Says:

    right you are sir

  32. countrygirly Says:

    does someone know how the Random image generator work ??

  33. Andrew Says:

    I think it randomly generates images.

  34. Blanda Says:

    I didn’t test it but it pulls a random image number and displays it. Rather simple.

  35. countrygirly Says:

    i think it wont work because I always get on my facebook page !

  36. James Pereira Says:

    I just made facebookpedia, which pops up a little info box with the first part of a wikipedia article for whichever of a user’s interests, or other sections, your mouse is over on their profile. So check it out if you want!

    http://www.sawdustbunny.com/facebookpedia.user.js

  37. scott Says:

    The facebook autologin grease monkey link doesn’t work. FIX IT! lol

  38. charlie Says:

    can someone tell me how to make the Make Facebook green work? I can’t open the file..

  39. Ken Kealey Says:

    Hey folks. Couple questions.
    1.How do I make my personal picture bigger? I tried enlarging it with photoshop and MS Paint, but nothing.
    2. Is there a way I can allow people from other networks on facebook to join a group that I created?

    Thanks- Ken

  40. eddie Says:

    1. I have no idea how to go about that
    2. no

  41. Pablo Says:

    I have a girlfriend who goes to ucla but she wont let me see her profile. I only have a profile with nyu. Does anyone know how I can see her pictures.

  42. Adam G. Says:

    I was wondering if anybody wrote (or can code) a script that auto-friends many people automatically in your network (presumably randomly). That would be amusing, and less tiresome than adding everyone by hand ;-)

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  44. Tyler Says:

    I’m having a major problem. I am having my doubts about my girlfriend who I’ve dated for 3 years. We go to different schools and she has cheated on me in the past and I think she may be doing it now. I knew her facebook pw and checked her messages and found some disturbing things, but I think she started to catch on and she changed her pw. Now I dont know whats going on and I’m freaking out. I really need to see whats going on so I can make a decision on what Im do about her. So I guess i need to know if there is a way to get someone’s facebook pw.

    Also, i know her student email as well. I know I can reset her pw and go to her email and make a new one, but that would be a dead give-a-way that something is up. Please guys, I could really use some help

  45. Jason Says:

    Hey Tyler, if you break up with your girlfriend you think i could get her email and her password? But if you really wanna find out sign on as another man and try and start an affiar under another account.

  46. Blanda Says:

  47. penguin Says:

    If you don’t have a college email than you have to get a highschool kid to “invite” you to facebook. Than you can join under that highschool’s name. When you attempt to register for a highschool facebook account they send you a message with a list of people you should contact at that school to get an “invite.” Of course they don’t offer the email address, but if you go to highschool with them then you should be able to get it from a school directory or atleast a friend. If not (ahem) then I guess a little google searching might turn up a result. AHEM. Please respect the sanctity of facebook. AHEM.

  48. Tyler Says:

    Jason, why you want her email and pw? What you gunna do?

  49. Howie Says:

    Pablo: “I have a girlfriend who goes to ucla but she wont let me see her profile. I only have a profile with nyu. Does anyone know how I can see her pictures.”

    Erm, Pablo, why won’t your girlfriend let you see her FB profile?… Thats a little weird if you ask me… But I’m passing no judgement!!
    The best way to do it would probably be to poke her (oreferably get a friend to, or someone with a fake profile). If she pokes back, you can see her profile for a week! But again, if she doesn’t want you seeing it, you should probably ditch the b*tch…

  50. percodan Says:

    The trouble with statistics, of course, is that they only tell half the story

  51. Grant Says:

    Looks like you just got spammed there Blanda…good times…

    -Grant

  52. ric Says:

    tip: if you don’t want facebook to complicate your relationship – don’t use facebook!

  53. Fer Says:

    hey How do i can get into a facebook profile without the person knowlege? also i dont have a facebook account??

  54. PhatMackn02 Says:

    THIS IS HOW TO GET INTO FACEBOOK IF YOUR SCHOOL/WORK HAS BANNED THE SITE:
    (this only works if the admins are retarded because most places can block this)

    Ok, every website has a numerical address (IP address) that is associate with its actual
    domain name such as http://www.yahoo.com, which is also http://209.73.186.238

    so all you do is go Start -> Run -> and type “cmd” then type “ping http://www.facebook.com
    and you should get: Pinging facebook.com [204.15.20.25] with 32 bytes of data:

    which means you can type “http://204.15.20.25″ into your browser and you can view
    facebook.com

    This is a very easy and effective way of getting around blocked sites, but I know some
    web securtiy like Symantec also blocks it… good luck!

  55. BluEyz Says:

    SO…where are we with inaccessible profiles??

    Is there a way to view profiles of people from other schools???

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  57. steve Says:

    I know this girl who has a facebook, the problem is that she’s attending GA Tech(which is outstanding for her) and I’m going to a unsupported community college in central florida. My question is how do I get an account of my own so I can add her as friends? I tried convincing her to get a myspace but she isn’t willing.

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  59. judeth Says:

    Revenue share

  60. Harry Says:

    Hey, HELP NEEDED PLEASE!!!
    How comes i can not veiw or write on my friends facebook wall? we hace both accepted each other and the security settings are normal?
    thanks guys

  61. bubba Says:

    hey can anyone help me get a facebook? I dont have an account and I just want one. its just that my school won’t offer it and I would love to have a facebook. I’ll pay no problem! get back at me huh

  62. Rob Says:

    My highschool does not provide us with e-mails as I go to an alternative highschool. Could someone help me get a facebook?

  63. Ctrl+Alt+Del Says:

    rob maybe i can help

  64. Kei Says:

    Oi~ I can’t get a facebook because my college doesn’t offer email addresses. Any clue how I can go about getting one? This seems to be a pretty exclusive website o_O Thanks :D

  65. dadada Says:

    if your college doesn’t have an email chances are your college friends don’t have facebook either which kind of makes having a facebook pointless.

  66. Janie Ostrander Says:

    I dropped out and my email is shut down can u set me up?

  67. Brandon Says:

    I have been going on facebook for over a year now and i tried to go on the other day and it says my “You are using an incompatible web browser” but i have been using this browser the whole time and i never changed anything can anyone help me fix this annoying problem?

  68. ThePlayer Says:

    Pablo: “I have a girlfriend who goes to ucla but she wont let me see her profile. I only have a profile with nyu. Does anyone know how I can see her pictures.”

    Dude, me and your girlfriend are doing fine. She is one hot woman. She only likes guy who have a facebook account and I have one. See ya on facebook, oh right you do not have an account.

  69. Smith Says:

    Facebook is so awesome, if you do not have a account you must be a loser. There is so many hot single woman just waiting for guys. I have so many wild girlfriends. It is the greatest thing since sliced bread. See ya folks later, i got to go get so more women on facebook.

  70. James Says:

    I want a facebook account so bad.

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  72. Steve Says:

    Is there are facebook tracker yet? I want to see who is creepin’ on my facebook!

  73. ME Says:

    YOU GUYS ARE LOZERS!

  74. Ali Says:

    I am on facebook and there are a couple people I think I know but I can’t see their profile unless I am their friend. But I don’t want to request to be their friend unless they are who I think they are.
    My question is… is there any way that I can view their profile without being their friend?