Hide Facebook Timeline with a Firefox add-on

First a Chrome extension, TimeLineRemove is now available for Firefox users who want to return to Facebook's old look.

I figured that by now most people would have grown accustomed to Facebook's Timeline interface, but my post from a couple months ago about a Chrome extension that hides Timeline remains one of my most-clicked-on stories. Given the apparent interest in this topic, I searched for a Firefox add-on that did that same thing. Lo and behold, I found the very same extension.

Install the TimeLineRemove extension for Firefox by clicking the link and then clicking Allow. Then on the next window, click the Install Now button.

Screenshot by Matt Elliott/CNET

The add-on is enabled by default. Head to Facebook or refresh the profile you're currently viewing to see the old, single-column, pre-Timeline design.

Unlike the Chrome version of the extension, the Firefox add-on does not add a button to the browser. To disable the extension and view Facebook's Timeline once again, you will need to head to Firefox's Add-on Manager. On a PC, it's Firefox > Add-ons. On a Mac, it's Tools > Add-ons.

Screenshot by Matt Elliott/CNET
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