Back in July, Facebook made some changes and players quickly learned that the text and links presented in news feed requests couldn’t be copied until after they were published. The solution was the Click Trap Remover . Everything was working great until Facebook made another round of changes. The good news is these changes seemed to have fixed the white screen loading issues but the bad news is with the original Click Trap Remover installed, requests can only be copied if the game was loaded outside of Facebook (ie, mafiawars.com, zynga.com, spockon.me/u, etc) . Team Spockholm created a new version of the Click Trap Remover and you will need to reinstall it. An extra feature in this version is that links can automatically be shortened. To get the new version up and running, follow the instructions below.
If you have version 21 of Chrome, the process of adding extensions isn’t as easy as it once was. There are several work arounds to bypass the Chrome Store problem. The simple drag and drop into the extension page doesn't always work so I provided instructions for another method.
1. Click on the windows start button located at the bottom left of the screen.
2. Right click on the Chrome icon.
3. Select Properties.
4. Locate the box that says Target. You are going to add a line of code to the text.
5. The text in your target box will say something like this. Go inside the box with your cursor and scroll to the end.
C:\Users\Jennifer\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe6. Add the following line of code to the end. It’s extremely important that you leave a space after .exe. I included a command that will also bypass any https issues. If your going to do this, you might as well add that too. The second line is what you need to install extensions that aren't in the Chrome Web Store.
--allow-running-insecure-content --enable-easy-off-store-extension-install7. The final line should look like this. Once again, leave the space after .exe or it won’t work.
C:\Users\Jennifer\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --allow-running-insecure-content --enable-easy-off-store-extension-install8. Once you have added the line of code, the “Apply” button should appear. Click on it.
9. Click on “Ok”. If you get a pathway error, then try again. Most likely you forgot to leave the space mentioned above.
10. Close out Chrome and reopen it. If you don’t do this step, it won’t work.
11. Now things should go smoothly and you won’t get the Chrome Store block when you go to install. Click on the link below.
12. Look for the download in the lower left corner of your screen. Click on it to proceed.
13. Click the Add button from the confirmation window.
14. Finally the new and improved Click Trap Remover will be added to your extension files.
To manage it and disable the old one, click on the wrench icon in the upper right corner of your screen. Select Tools and then extensions.
You will now see your extension list and Click Trap Remover And Shortlinker 1.1.3 will be there. To turn it on or off, click the Enabled or Disable boxes.
Installing this tool in FireFox is much easier. Simply click on the link below and follow the steps outlined in the original post here. You will need to have Greasemonkey or something similar installed first.
Now that the installation part is out of the way, lets take a look at what this tool offers. Without it, you can’t copy the link or text of you requests. This is very problematic for those who love to post their ices. With the Click Trap Remover, it’s no longer an issue and you don’t need to post it first.
The shorten feature is especially useful for things like Level Up bonuses, Wars and Daily Takes. If you don’t want these requests posted in the news feeds, look for the “shorten” link below the title text and click on it.
After a few moments, you will get a spockon.me short link.
To keep these valuable requests away from the bots, just copy the link and paste it wherever you want.
Many thanks to Team Spockholm for updating this very useful tool and to Brandon for explaining the command line switch pathway a million times once he realized I was a dud beta tester and couldn't get it to install. If you can't get past the Chrome issues the first time, keep trying. For a more technical explanation, read this note by Brandon.