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Is there a userscript / greasemonkey script that can remove the People you may know section from Facebook?

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seems like an SO question –  Woot4Moo Jul 2 '10 at 16:11
would say this is an edge case, SO will probably close this. And it's about using web apps. –  neo Jul 2 '10 at 16:13
@Woot - as @neo says. I was considering it, but figured it would be closed on SO. –  Kyle Rozendo Jul 2 '10 at 16:20

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Need to get rid of people you may know friend suggestions? Here's how to eliminate that:

  • Go to Account Settings
  • Click Notifications (upper left hand corner)
  • Choose to edit Other updates from Facebook
  • Uncheck People you may know
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I think it does not work –  Theta30 Aug 17 '12 at 18:53
Oct 2013: there is no "Other updates from Facebook" section –  Costa Oct 23 '13 at 23:45
this is misleading –  cipricus Mar 11 at 13:41
The setting talked about in this answer does not exist. Perhaps it did in the past, but its not there now, this answer should be removed. –  mack nordstrum Aug 22 at 10:42

Chrome extension that removes People you may know: Remove People You May Know from Facebook

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You can bypass the 'Add people you know page' and go straight to your Facebook page.

It can be done quickly and without difficulty in Windows. You just need to create an Icon once as set out below.

  1. Log into Facebook, then select your profile page.

  2. Copy the URL that relates to that page, it will start 'hpps' and have your name towards the end.

  3. Right click on an empty part of Windows Explorer and select New - Shortcut

  4. In the 'Type location of the item' box paste the address above, click 'Next' then enter a name for the shortcut, eg 'Facebook'.

  5. The shortcut will appear as an Icon on your Explorer page.

  6. In future access Facebook using this Icon.

  7. If you are not logged in a page will open stating "This content is currently unavailable'. Just enter your email address and password in the boxes, and press the Return key.

Facebook will now always open at your Profile Page, and bypass 'Add people you know'

'Simples', LOL

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Try this Userscripts script.

Script Summary: Removes "People You May Know" ("Suggestions") from Facebook homepage. Works in the new design.

Hope this will work for you.

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I have tried BNn, Fczbkk's suggestions and neither solved the problem. Gelatin's mentioned script seems to work but impacts the main window too-you can't see the list of people who clicked on "like" on a post. I have also tried Yahoo Answers idea to repeatedly click on x's. They disappear momentarily but then again appear next day.

What it works is to install the Firefox add on FB Purity. It cleans up the sponsored page, the People you may know and has settings on what you want to appear on Facebook page. I will update my answer if it stops working.

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@Theta30 thanks theta for sharing about FB Purity. i feel so relieved now :) –  user24104 Sep 6 '12 at 16:42

I'd recommend using Stylish. It's an addon for Firefox, similar to Greasemonkey. But instead of adding custom scripts, it adds custom CSS.

Once installed, add this style to Stylish:

@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);

@-moz-document domain("facebook.com") {
  #pagelet_netego {display: none;}

This should take care of your "People you may know" box situation.


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By the way, you can find some interesting and helpful styles at userstyles.org –  Fczbkk Jul 2 '10 at 17:47

There's a script to remove the entire sidebar on the right, including the people you may know box.

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This one removes the ego_bar : userscripts.org/scripts/show/134641 –  ychaouche Nov 6 '12 at 13:10

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