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The only thing you need to do is block the URL: facebook.com/ajax/mercury/change_read_status.php For Chrome, use the extension "FB unseen" which blocks the URL (full disclosure: I wrote this extension). If you want, with a little work you can use almost any adblocker to achieve this. But with "FB unseen" you can "Mark as read" whatever you want, so you can ...


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"FB Not-Seen," a chrome extension that I made, used to prevent messages from being marked as seen. It also used to keep track of how many messages have been "unseen" and can be turned off and on easily. Unfortunately, I sold it and it is no longer available in the Chrome store.


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There is no way to do this with Facebook's online interface, however since Facebook now allows you to log in via any XMPP client, you could use any of a number of XMPP clients which have alert functionality. One of the clients Facebook recommends is Pidgin; I use it regularly and it has "buddy pounces" which will alert you in various ways (window flashing, ...


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http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=14424 How do I turn off/on sound when I get an IM (instant message) in Facebook Chat? To disable or enable the notification sound, please follow the steps below: Select the "Chat" menu button in the lower right corner of any Facebook page. Click the "Settings" link. Check the box next to "Play Sound for New Messages." ...


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In AdBlock Plus or a similar extension that can use ABP filters, simply add the ff. as a custom filter, which will disable the other party from receiving the 'seen by' notification: facebook.com/ajax/mercury/change_read_status.php$xmlhttprequest Another option is the SocialReviver extension (available for Firefox, Opera, RockMelt and Chrome), which ...


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Seen means that your message was loaded to the browser AND was visible to the user. If the tab was minimized or inactive at the time that the message was sent the message will not be marked as seen. Messages are marked as seen through AJAX in a javascript function. I traced the function call, and it is being made somewhere on line 221 of ...


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Update: Click on the "gear" icon in the right-upper corner of the chat window; Click on Turn off chat. Or Click on the "gear" icon in the right-upper corner of the chat window; Click on Advanced Settings...; In the new window, click on Turn off chat; Click Save. 1. Click on the "gear" icon in the right-bottom corner; 2. Click on Available to ...


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You cannot. There is no option to turn it off with Facebook UI. Workarounds Theoretically, you could kill all internet connections on clicking the message icon and prevent Facebook from using an event listener to check when you opened the message. Going by this assumption, I'm saying that the read receipt shouldn't fire until you actually open a message ...


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An alternative method, is to use the Pidgin chat client instead. The settings you need are: Protocol: XMPP Username: [your current Facebook username] (see step 1) Domain: chat.facebook.com Currently, you’ll need a Facebook Username (ie, facebook.com/mikeknoop). Open up Pidgin, Click Accounts, then Manage Accounts. Now click Add. Fill in the Basic tab ...


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Based on comments I know that you don't have any other devices connected (which is a big first thing to check if others have this problem in the future). And you have tried the 'traditional' turn off chat: This is not a duplicate of How can I log out of Facebook chat?. It says “Turn off chat” on that question's answer but I say “I turned off chat but ...


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I also have this problem, where Facebook keeps signing me back into chat after I go offline. I found a reasonable, though not perfect, workaround: Go to the "advanced settings" of the chat sidebar, choose the option "Only some friends see you...", and fill in one name only. Choose a person that you're OK with him/her seeing when you're online (I chose my ...


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I'm pretty sure there is no official way of doing this. However, if you install AdBlock you could block the chat div from appearing by adding this custom rule: facebook.com##DIV[id="pagelet_presence"] AdBlock for Chrome AdBlock for FireFox


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I mostly use the mobile website http://m.facebook.com/messages Besides the chat functionality of course, it gives me: Cross platform access without being dependent on installation rights. No Facebook icon in my taskbar (annoying if you're working at consultancy). No Windows notifications when you have a new message. Quick access to my timeline ...


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You could either use THIS FIREFOX Extension OR You can download all of your facebook data via facebook itself! Here's a quote from the facebook help button>search: "download" How can I download my information on Facebook. You can download your information from the Account Settings page. Click at the top right of any Facebook page and select ...


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Opening the "Preview" (Chat icon in the top bar) does not trigger the read receipt, neither does going to facebook.com/messages/. But opening the conversation (facebook.com/messages/?action=read&tid=id.123456789) by clicking on the message or opening the chat window sets the "seen" flag and Person A will see it although B is offline. Source: Just tested ...


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Another Chrome extension: Facebook™ Chat Privacy Facebook Read Status Disabler automatically blocks "seen" + "is typing" status confirmations in Facebook Chats and Messages. The extension has overwhelmingly positive reviews at the Chrome web store.


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Unfortunately your solutions might be the best ones, although if you are using Chrome, there might be a way to use the Inspect Element dashboard to pull the chat text. Right-click on the chat window and select Inspect Element. You will see all of the rendered tags from the page, and the chat messages will appear there, all with the class: <div ...


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Facebook provides a download option on the Account Settings page. The download is a file containing various information from your account, including messages and chat history. When I download my information from Facebook, what is included in the file? Your timeline information (ex: your contact information, interests, groups) Content that you ...


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Jabber is the original name for Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) an open-standard communications protocol for message-oriented middleware based on XML Unlike most instant messaging protocols, XMPP uses an open systems approach of development and application, by which anyone may implement an XMPP service and interoperate with other ...


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You can use Facebook's very own messenger desktop app: https://www.facebook.com/about/messenger As @Peter stated, you can already use a Multi-IM client. Just wanted to point out that there are many already around: Trillian Adium (Mac only) Pidgin E.g.: in Trillian there's already a Facebook plugin integrated, so you just need to provide your username ...


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I believe that the "Main" section are friends you have put into a specific list. The "More Online Friends" are friends who are not placed into lists. The lag in online/offline inaccuracy is due to the refresh rate set by Facebook. Facebook is HUGE. They have a refresh/cache for the online/offline of users. Different areas most likely have different ...


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From what you are saying, there are two possibilities: you have some malware on your computer you gave permissions to a rogue/spammy Facebook app To understand in which of the situations you are, first thing to do is to check if this happens when you are on a different machine. If it doesn't, then it's malware (on your computer). If it happens, you might ...


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I've created a simple Facebook application that uses the Graph API to access your messages and display them in an intuitive way: Unseenly With Unseenly you can always check your messages without "being seen" and without having to install a browser extension.


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From https://www.facebook.com/help/212802592074644?sr=11&query=download&sid=0kMFOrIVqle4NfFGS: Go to settings (eg click on the globe at the top right of your FB home screen and then on the right-hand item Settings at the top of the dropdown): Click on General at the top left (gears icon): Click on “Download a copy of your Facebook ...


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No, a system restore will probably not help you. It sounds like you've gotten the newest Facebook design rolled out to you. It seems to still be buggy, which is why they still haven't rolled the changes out to everyone. Facebook's Help section asks that users whose chat bar keeps minimizing to file a bug report.


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Not sure if it still works but it used to be *bold text here* _underline text here_ I have no idea of an italic formatting option.


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Seen means that the person you sent this to, has read the message. Well, literally speaking, it just means that the user has opened the message page, or chat window and the message you sent has been loaded to his browser.


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Assuming you are using Facebook messages via a desktop browser, you have plenty of options here. If you are using Facebook messages on a mobile device, try PrivyChat for Android or Unread for iOS.


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Preventing the cause implies preventing the problem. A person has “seen” your message when: For the messages window— when they have clicked on your message from the messages window. Prevention: don't click on their message. Just view its preview. For the chat window— when the user, in any way, has interacted with the chat box. You can, fortunately, know if ...


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The friends that show up at the top of your sidebar are people you’ve interacted with frequently or recently on Facebook. You can't add friends to this part, though it updates dynamically as the people you interact with change. More Friends shows you the rest of your friends who are on chat. To find someone quickly, you can search for them by entering ...



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