Recently Facebook upgraded the its photo albums, so that if you click on any photo, its displayed in a black pop up box. You can then go to next or previous photos using the navigation buttons on the pop up window. Its called the theater effect.
It may be a great enhancement to the Facebook photo albums, but sometimes its annoying as the photos get shrinked when viewed inside the theater window.
If you want to disable the Facebook photo viewer theater effect and want the classic layout of the Facebook albums back, then there are multiple ways to do this.
• The simplest way to disable the Facebook theater viewer is to hit the F5 button as soon as the photo is loaded into it. F5 will reload the page with the classic photo viewer.
• Once you load a photo in the pop up box, check out the address bar, remove &theater, and hit Enter key. The theater view will be gone when the page reloads.
• If you don’t want to press the F5 key, or edit the URL, every time you are browsing the photo albums, then you can disable the theater effect permanently by using the browser extensions.
If you use Firefox web browser, then install greasemonkey addon, and then install this userscript. If you use Google chrome, then you can use this or this extension to remove the Facebook theater view.
Since you are reading this post, its obvious that you don’t like the theater view on Facebook photo albums, but what exactly you don’t like about it? Do share your views with us using the comments form below.