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    JohnAskew

    Please let me remove all evidence of Facebook from IE9.

    I am very unhappy to have Microsoft strong arm Facebook down my throat with this browser. Why is that necessary, tell me?

    Facebook is vaporware and unworthy of respect.

    It annoys me as it has more control over IE9 than me.

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    spivonious

    @JohnAskew: Being a Facebook user, I may have missed the strong-arming. Could you explain further?

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    kettch

    I'm an IE 9/10 user and not a Facebook user, and I see no Facebook.

    Are you talking about the stuff on the Bing home page?

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    JohnAskew

    Yes. The home page is littered with Facebook landmines.

     

    /plugins/like/connect

    like that one.

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    JohnAskew

    If you place Facebook in the Restricted sites, then using bing prompts that facebook is trying to open bing which i've put in trusted sites.

    Just why does facebook HAVE to be involved at all?

     

    EDIT: turning off the prompt is NOT the issue...

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    MasterPi

    It's tied in with Bing social search. I don't really see anything FB related on the homepage, though. Is it because I'm not logged in (to an MS id)?

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    JohnAskew

    @MasterPie: Ahhhh. Must be the rub - common email between MS and FB logins...

    Regardless, I want to bury the dead. (reference Monty Python's Holy Grail w/ "I feel happy!").

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    MasterPi

    @JohnAskew:You should be able to just remove it from your connected services and then it won't bug you about it.

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    spivonious

    I leave mine logged in. The minor privacy violation (tracking search terms to serve up ads) is well worth the goodies. I've gotten $25 in Amazon gift cards this year alone.

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    JohnAskew

    , MasterPie wrote

    @JohnAskew:You should be able to just remove it from your connected services and then it won't bug you about it.

    I don't see where or how to do that.

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    JohnAskew

    , spivonious wrote

    I leave mine logged in. The minor privacy violation (tracking search terms to serve up ads) is well worth the goodies. I've gotten $25 in Amazon gift cards this year alone.

    FB is rotten. They own content uploaded, really? No, I refuse that totally.

    Time for them to disappear completely and join Netscape as I predicted before their IPO.

    I also predicted a network television corporation(s) will be able to see the revenue model that was sold to all the fools who bought FB stock. Interactive TV (social bits & wiggles) will end FB totally and it's not so far away, imhi.

    As part of my diatribe vs. FB, I'd like to erase it from its ad spot on Bing's home page.

    I'm still offended that FB positioned itself as it did. Total BS. They have nothing but investment capital - which was fraudulently recruited I believe. FB's drying up faster than the mid-west plains.

    I want to kick them right off MY homepage. Devil

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    kettch

    @JohnAskew: I don't think that's it. I don't have a FB account at all, and I still see the sidebar. I just collapse it and it stays closed between sessions. It only seems to come back when I clean out cookies.

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    wkempf

    I don't get this one. First, it has nothing to do with IE of any version. You're rant is about Bing, not IE. You'd get the same results if you used Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.

    You want it off your home page? Don't make Bing your home page.

    In any event, I don't see much on the Bing home page. There's a single "Like" button... but then these buttons are on so many other pages on the web that I don't even see the button anymore. It seems like a pretty minor thing to be so worked up over. What am I missing?

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    MasterPi

    , JohnAskew wrote

    *snip*

    I don't see where or how to do that.

    https://profile.live.com/home/services/

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    JohnAskew

    @wkempf: You aren't missing anything. FB is a gnat that bothers me and I prefer Bing. Yes, this is about Bing, then. IE9 cannot shake the FB encroachment without a bunch of registry hacking and 3rd party tool, so no thanks.

    It is a purely personal peeve. I want to absolutely ignore FB and push it into the recycle bin everywhere I find it. I doubt they are paying Bing for space, but I just want to erase the [Like] buttons and sidebar branding... please go away FB.

    @MasterPie: I have no apps or services connected to my account... thanks for the info, though.

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    spivonious

    , JohnAskew wrote

    @wkempf: You aren't missing anything. FB is a gnat that bothers me and I prefer Bing. Yes, this is about Bing, then. IE9 cannot shake the FB encroachment without a bunch of registry hacking and 3rd party tool, so no thanks.

    It is a purely personal peeve. I want to absolutely ignore FB and push it into the recycle bin everywhere I find it. I doubt they are paying Bing for space, but I just want to erase the [Like] buttons and sidebar branding... please go away FB.

    @MasterPie: I have no apps or services connected to my account... thanks for the info, though.

    Couldn't you add the facebook IPs to the Restricted Sites?

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    If I had to complain about anything related to FB it would be that noisy, worthless social search feature that keeps popping up in my face and like a donkey we all know screams "pick me! pick me!" I can't tell you how many times I've minimized it only to have it pop back open and extend itself with the "pick me! pick me!" bubble.

    If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
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    Bas

    , JohnAskew wrote

    Facebook is vaporware and unworthy of respect.


    How is Facebook vaporware if it demonstrably exists?

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