How To Hide Facebook Timeline? Use IE7
By on February 28th, 2012

recently rolled out the Facebook Timeline to all users. Unfortunately, it does not have any option for users to disable it making several users angry about the fact.

Facebook Timeline

Now there are several scripts and User styles which will allow you to disable the Facebook Timeline. However, most of them require you to perform several actions before you can get back to your old profile. Also, the same solution won’t work for all the browser. So, if you are looking for a simple solution to disable Facebook Timeline with minimal efforts, here is what you can do.

Please note: This trick will only disable Facebook Timeline for yourself. It will not hide your Facebook Timeline from your friends and they will still be able to view it.

The Easiest Solution – Use Internet Explorer 7. Facebook Timeline is not supported on IE7 and probably won’t be in the future too. If you don’t want to browse your profile or your friends profile with Facebook Timeline, just use Internet Explorer 7.

If you use browsers like , or you can still mimic your browser string as Internet Explorer 7 and fool Facebook into believing that you are using IE7 thus disabling or removing the Facebook Timeline for you. You can use the following , and tricks to fool Facebook.

For all purposes below, the user agent string for IE7 is given below:

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0;)

Firefox Users – Install the User Agent Switcher add-on and follow the instructions given at this link to add a new IE7 user agent to the add-on and then use the user agent while browsing Facebook.

Google Chrome Users – Create a new shortcut for Google Chrome and name it Facebook or something. Once you have done that, edit the shortcut and add -user-agent="Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0;)" to it. Once you have done that, use the shortcut while you are browsing Facebook and the timeline will be disabled. (Find Instructions for creating and editing the Chrome shortcut)

Safari Users – Enable Develop mode in Safari by going to Preference -> Advanced and selecting the check box next to "Show Develop menu in menu bar". Once you have done that, select the "User Agent" sub-menu from the Develop menu and select "Internet Explorer 7.0" from the available options.

Internet Explorer Users – If you are using IE7, you don’t need to do anything. If not, you can make use of an IE Add-on called UA Pick. Instructions on changing your user-agent in IE at this link.

Opera users have it a little bit tougher since you will have to modify Opera configuration data so I will leave it out for now and will add that information as a separate post later on and link it from here. In the meantime, you can always use one of the browsers mentioned above.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002538278072 Pulak Bhuyan

    how I remove tis.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id= Anonymous

    If they don’t give users flexibilities, users will disappear from facebook similar to myspace.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001838959963 Umi Ehsan

    Please…I want to someone to help me..I hate timeline.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001838959963 Umi Ehsan

    I hate timeline plzzz tell me how can I back my old profile.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000842633451 Kaushik Manavadariya
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003368107986 Rachel A. Cumming

    I hate the timeline yall better get a easy way to remove it I’m not removin nor deactivating my account!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002549778332 Godelyn Nobles

    I want to de activate my timeline plsssss.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001193821378 Cherry Sam Ramirez

    Facebook timelime was so complicated, iam now looking forward to delete this pages!!,

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002092214954 Jerelyn Sambilad

    how to remove timeline.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000011543558 Aness Reena

    I hate timeline!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000235743752 Faith Joy Lopez

    hahaha kung kailan naman nagustuhan na ng mga facebook users ang dating pinaka panget na profile ngayon naman na binago dun kailan magagalit ulit,..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003299899401 Princess Fari

    I hate timeline and Mr.innocent tariq datz true no OTHEr way to hide this timeline:-(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003084506541 Mieya Syamira

    I hate timeline please tell me how can I get my old profile…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002197639569 Arman LaBbxs Üü

    Fuck I hate time line.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000540913044 Micah Dimatatac

    I hate timeline >.<.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002890534165 Pammi Kaur

    pls remove timeline opetion on this my facebook id it”s urgent……………………
    thanking you…………..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002439057465 Suren Macho

    I hate timeline.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002076982889 Kathreen Serria

    I hte timeline…wht cn I do to deactivate the timeline?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001349407650 Jhing Heart Naul

    I don’t want soooooo muchhhhhh bout time line.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002202867626 Abdul Jabbar KhasKheli

    I hate timeline plzzz tell me how can I back my old profile.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001338778374 Yoj Nna Ahcracse

    ohhh yes… finallyyyyy I going to back my old profile…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000296723144 BillBeau Paweena

    Damn facebook timeline.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1202214377 Alice Basden Gurley

    I hate the new timeline.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1486429686 Vickie Turner

      me to, Im not switching to that..its stupid

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003227880684 Noel Escobedo

    I hate time line remove it please.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003082257096 Hillux Debut

    HOW DUU I GET RID OV THEII TIMELINE? SOME1 HELP PLZZ11111111111111.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003290345395 Arden Quest

      haha see that’s why i never made one..coz i dont know how to get rid of it :P

 
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