Monday, January 11, 2016

How to fix black Facebook pages on Chrome

Some users may have noticed that Chrome started showing a black overlay over every Facebook page, requiring them to click on it to actually see its content. This is not a "privacy" setting, but it's indeed a bug you can easily fix.

This black overlay page may seem like a privacy setting to protect your Facebook page from prying eyes, but in fact it's a bug caused by the request to enable notifications on the Chrome browser. Depending on the extensions you're using, the message may get lost, leaving you with just the black screen and no actual question or answers to click on.

One suggested way to fix it is to head into Facebook settings, notifications, desktop, and turn on/off the desktop notifications - but unfortunately there seems to be other bugs (particularly if you're using Chrome's incognito mode) that prevent it from working in every scenario; so, the sure way to fix this is to change the setting in Chrome itself.

So, you'll need to:
  1. Go to Chrome's settings page
  2. click to see advanced options
  3. click on Content Settings
  4. scroll down to "Notifications" and click "Manage Exceptions"
  5. add an entry with the address "" (without the "") and choose the desired behavior (show/block)

Now, you'll no longer have to deal with the black overlay on each and every Facebook page you tried to visit.

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