Is it possible to modify the Facebook background layout ?

Facebook tweak: How to Modify the background color of your Facebook profile?

While answering a few questions over at Yahoo Answers, I came across a considerable number of Facebook users who are looking for ways to  accomplish one of the coolest Facebook tricks: to modify their profile layout. Unlike MySpace, Facebook doesn’t allow you to insert custom html codes to modify your profile. This is one of the features that makes Facebook so unique. Everyone has the same looking page pretty much which lowers loading times and is much easier to use and navigate.

Nevertheless, if you use Firefox as your web browser (if not i strongly recommend you to download and start using it:) ), you can leverage Greasemonkey and other custom JavaScript Facebook scripts in order to modify the color scheme of your Facebook layout. Greasemonkey  is a Mozilla Firefox addin that lets you modify the way your Firefox pages look and run. 

After you install Firefox and Greasemonkey, you can leverage the Facebook Auto Colorizer script, in order to have your profile color scheme changing based on your photo.

Please note that this hack will work only on PCs which have either Firefox, Greasemonkey and the Auto-Colorizer script installed, and won’t work when accessing Facebook through Internet Explorer.

22 thoughts on “Is it possible to modify the Facebook background layout ?”

  1. question….how to install the script? when i click “install this script” on the site you give, it just open another page with the source code on it.

  2. Hi,
    If you have Firefox and Greasemonkey installed, just click the following link.
    If you don’t have Javascript disabled (for example if you run the NoScript addin) it will install the Auto Colorizer Script.
    Then just login to Facebook, you’ll note the difference immediately.
    Hey- make sure you add me to your Facebook 🙂

  3. Hello. This is Cindi. I was just wondering if you could make a background for your facebook. If not thats fine. I was just wondering. But if so That AWESOME! Let me know. Thanks.

  4. Re: Original post.

    The fact that you can’t change your background doesn’t stop people that don’t know how to use Facebook adding 100 million apps. and lagging the hell out of their page anyway.. That was the only problem with Myspace, alot of people didn’t know what they were doing, and just saw all this code, and could never work out how to fix it – or never bothered in the first place.. So, it’s the same problem as Myspace.. Worse even, loading 500 apps takes longer then loading a background..


  5. OK i’ve done it all, and my profile appeared to be changed but when my friend opened my profile NOTHING WAS CHANGED! it is the same white background!! do u have any other sugestions???

  6. I want to have a background layout for my facebook page without having to customize it. I don’t have firefox or any updated software. Can I still do this? Thanks

  7. i have a question if u install this is it visible by other users who have firefox or it just for the user who have installed?? thanks

  8. i’m having a hard time to understand this. i already install those stuff and when it’s done, the background of my facebook was brown is there any colors available? where can i change it?

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