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Removing the Facebook minifeed in Firefox

Quick instructions

To hide the feeds, you need to enter the following into your userContent.css file:

/* Hide the home page's news feed */
@-moz-document url-prefix( {
  #home_main { display:none !important; }

/* Hide minifeeds */
@-moz-document domain( {
  #minifeed { display:none !important; }

/* Avoid breaking friend requests */
@-moz-document url-prefix( {
  #home_main { display:block !important; }

/* Display your own minifeed */
@-moz-document url-prefix(<your-id>) {
  #minifeed { display:block !important; }

Detailed instructions

  1. Start Notepad, and then cut and paste the previous text into the document.
  2. Go to "File", and then "Save As".
  3. In Windows XP, type in "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\" and then enter.
  4. Find the right folder for your current profile. The profile folders have names of the form "<random characters>.<profile name>". Open this, and then the "chrome" folder within.
  5. Save the file as "userContent.css", including speech marks.
  6. Restart Firefox, and try logging in to Facebook.

Removing Facebook minifeed entries from your profile in Firefox

I have written a Greasemonkey script for Firefox to automatically remove feed entries when you view your profile, which works regardless of whether the feed is visible. This should be no longer necessary with the new privacy controls, but is included for historical reasons. If you use Greasemonkey, install the user script below; others should use the extension.

There is also a home page news-feed filtering script - this filters out groups and interest changes, but can be altered to suit.

Removing the Facebook minifeeds/entries in IE

This requires the .Net 2.0 runtime. Download MiniFeed and unzip it. Next, run the MiniFeedInstaller file and press the I key. Once this is done, the plugin is installed. It does the same job as the Firefox CSS and extension combined, although Firefox hides the feeds without any delay.