On my post about the recent Facebook updates on secure browsing and News Feed filters, my friend Joie asked whether I could help him get rid of the Facebook Photo Theater. Btw, for those who might not know what it is, the Photo Theater is a recent Facebook update that replaces the old photo viewer and displays photos with a black and dimmed background (theater effect). Below are samples of Facebook photos viewed using the photo theater and the old photo viewer:
Old Photo Viewer
I know there are a lot of Facebook users who dislike the photo theater and that includes me. Today, I’m sharing this simple tutorial to fulfill Joie’s request and to help other Facebook users get rid or disable the theater view mode/effect while browsing photos on Facebook.
There are two ways to get rid or disable the Facebook Photo Theater: manually or with the help of third-party browser scripts.
These three methods are simple yet temporary ways to get rid of the photo theater. You can only do it for a single photo album. If you want to view a separate photo album, you’ll have to repeat the process.
Web browser scripts method
Use this if you want a “permanent” method of disabling the Facebook Photo Theater.
In case you change your mind and prefer to view photos using the new Facebook Photo Theater, you can disable the scripts.
There you go, several simple ways or methods to get rid of the Facebook Photo Theater. If you found this tutorial useful I’m sure your family and friends would do too, so don’t forget to share it with them. You can use the social bookmarking buttons below this post or the toolbar at the bottom of the page.
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