Fix for Facebook bugs

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With all the new updates to facebook it seems that there are more than a few bugs in the system just at the moment. They don't appear to effect all accounts, just a select (I like to think, very special ) few accounts are having problems.

The bugs manifest themselves in a number of ways, 'like' buttons disappearing, search not working, insights not working, etc, but here's the main one:

A lot of people are having problems with switching between identities in their facebook account.

The Problem: When they click Account and choose 'Use Facebook as Page' the dialog box comes up and they can choose to be logged in as any of their pages. So far, so good. But, when they try to switch back, facebook crashes.

You could only get back to your main account by logging off and logging back in, but...

The Solution: Bizarre as it may seem, the solution (until they fix the bug) is to change your language setting to English (US).

Don't click the language link at the bottom of the page, it probably won't work, go to Account Settings and alter it under the Language tab. No save button, it should just work now.

(Sorry, not got a solution to non English speakers)

By the way, this workaround seems to solve some of the other issues too.

#bugs #facebook #fix
  • Profile picture of the author ellush
    Thank you thank you thank you!
    This saved my bacon, as I was starting to conjure up all kinds of workarounds and even reincarnating my fledgling FB page...
    But you're spot on, I changed my account language from English (UK) to English (US) and all is now hunky dory.

    You win this weekend's spare KitKat!
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel

    Glad I could help and I'll take you up on that KitKat!

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  • Profile picture of the author Triggerkg
    thanks for the heads up
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  • Profile picture of the author sandrax
    Haha, how the hell did you figure that one out . I'm already on English so I did not have any problems. Thanks for sharing though.
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