[How To] Disable the Timeline – The New Facebook Layout

The new facebook layout of Facebook Timeline has given people  a rock and roll layout to play with. But there certainly an audience prevails who didn’t like the new facebook layout of the Facebook Timeline. Although Facebook has already told that the timeline would be brought to all facebook accounts and no one can switch back to old accounts, developers have made it possible to get the old facebook back with the help of few quick plugins.

Steps to Disable Facebook Timeline on Mozilla Firefox

  • Install User Agent Switch add on the firefox browser .
  • You can install it from : User Agent Switcher
  • Now restart the Firefox browser and click on the User Agent Switcher and choose Internet explorer > Internet Explorer 7 from the drop down menu.

Just refresh the page and go to your facebook profile. The Facebook timeline would have vanished and you would get the old facebook back.

Must Check : 10 Impressive Facebook Timeline Design Covers

Steps to Disable Facebook Timeline on Google Chrome

  • Make a right click on the Google Chrome browser icon and click on properties from drop down .
  • Go to the shortcut tab in the properties.
  • Now edit Target box and add the following code after chrome.exe according to the Windows (operating system) you use.

Windows 7 users : –user-agent=”Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0)”

Windows XP users : –user-agent=”Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1)”

  • Apply it and go for the Ok button.

You have successfully disabled timeline and will get the old facebook back. Enjoy the classic look of Facebook.

Get The Old Facebook Back

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Logic Behind the Above Steps :

Facebook timeline has been rolled over to Facebook profile worldwide but facebook timeline is not compatible with Internet Explorer. User agent Switcher extension commands Firefox to use it as a Internet Explorer and hence, you get the old facebook back. (See the old profile layout of facebook)

PS: Some of the components of Facebook might not work properly as some features of Facebook are not compatible with Internet Explorer. I recommend you to adopt timeline (yes, the new facebook layout)  and enjoy placing with facebook timeline design covers.

Karan Lugani

Karan Lugani is a 21 year old chap with a great passion for blogging. He likes to write on wide range of topics varying from Blogging Tips to Technology with an aim of bringing a live discussion for webmasters.

12 thoughts on “[How To] Disable the Timeline – The New Facebook Layout

  • January 18, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Hi Karan, I have seen the changes that timeline has made to Facebook. However, good thing I did not start my own timeline on Facebook because my friends are having problems on how they will remove it. They can no longer hide some of the confidential stuffs about them. I tried helping them and I searched all the available blogs on how to disable Timeline but still, it does not work. I would really like to try what you have here and see if I can help them solve their problem.

  • January 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    I didn’t have problems with the new facebook layout. I really liked it.. but I have some friends that want to disable, I’ll send your link for them. Thanks for sharing, this is a important information.

  • January 19, 2012 at 12:41 am

    I am with the new Facebook layout and to be honest I like more the previous one. I was just looking for some help about having it back and such a luck to find your article!

    • January 19, 2012 at 7:17 am

      Anna there are many like you who liked the previous simple design of facebook. Hope this tutorial helped you switch back to the old facebook profile.

    • February 10, 2012 at 11:15 am

      I hope people who have problems with Timeline will be able to find the best solution to their problem. And I hope this blog will help them.

  • January 20, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Hi Karan, you saved me with this tutorial. I hate the new layout of Facebook. I already switched back to the old layout again. Very thanks.

    • January 25, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      It varies from person to person. I personally liked it a lot.

  • July 6, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Enjoyed the post 🙂 thanks for sharing such a nice trick.

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