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It's really annoying the way Facebook constantly loads extra items when I scroll down.

Either show me all unseen content right away, or let me click the button to load more - either would be fine.

Is there a way to prevent the annoying scrolling behaviour?

(via Firefox plugin, preferably. Chrome or Opera plugin if necessary.)

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Apart from a user script (which most likely would be what be needed to interrupt the scroll), it takes me two quick scrolls to get to the bottom.

This could also be accomplished with End the key (on Mac Cmd and )
It is not a nice solution if you are not good quick scrolls, but it does the job for me.

So far all the user-scripts I have seen have tried to enhance this feature rather than disable it (e.g. FFixer). If you could work backwards from that script maybe you will figure out how to stop it.

It seems the call goes to morestories.php via Ajax in the following function

function UIIntentionalStream and the scroll loader if you can find a user script that handles then hopefully that can push you in the right direction.

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Saying "just scroll down" is not an answer to "how can I block the need to scroll down". It also doesn't solve anything - my connection is slow/inconsistent enough that I sometimes need do this several times in order to reach the end of loading, which doesn't stop the experience being frustrating! –  Peter Boughton May 3 '11 at 13:48
    
@Peter I am not saying just scroll down. It is a quick scroll (maybe your pc does not have this) I have tried it using both a two finger scroll to the bottom (x2) and Mac + ↓ (x2). If you have a PC. Try it with the End Key. The results are consistent. A slow internet connection is irrelevant. –  phwd May 3 '11 at 14:33
    
Uh... is "quick scroll" some magic terminology? I know what the End key does. // I found this: mactips.info/2005/03/quick-scroll but it doesn't seem to be what you're referring to? // Pressing End once takes me to the bottom (and FB starts loading more). Pressing End twice - whether quickly or slowly - does not stop it loading. Right now, it takes five End presses until FB gives up loading. –  Peter Boughton May 5 '11 at 13:33
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Social Fixer did the trick for me

http://socialfixer.com/

Social fixer will let facebook to automatically load only 5 times, then you will have to click "More stories". From their website: "Posts will be auto-loaded as you scroll down, as it is by default on Facebook. However, Social Fixer stops the auto-loading after 5 page loads, to prevent their code from going into an eternal loop and loading hundreds of pages worth of posts. This is a necessary trade-off, and to continue loading more you can just click ‘More Stories’.

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Can you elaborate a bit on why this was the right tool for the job? Thanks. –  jonsca Feb 8 at 1:52
    
Social fixer will let facebook to automatically load only 5 times, then you will have to click "More stories". From their website: "Posts will be auto-loaded as you scroll down, as it is by default on Facebook. However, Social Fixer stops the auto-loading after 5 page loads, to prevent their code from going into an eternal loop and loading hundreds of pages worth of posts. This is a necessary trade-off, and to continue loading more you can just click ‘More Stories’. " socialfixer.com/blog/category/releasenotes –  Francesquini Feb 8 at 11:29
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