My wife recently expressed to me that she didn’t care for some of the events appearing in the Facebook Live Feed, namely the ones relating to her friends adding other people as friends or becoming fans of pages, because they tended to flood her feed and crowd out other events she was actually interested in.
I’ve pushed the user script to a github repository if you’d like to download it. I’ve made it extensible such that removing other entries by phrase only requires adding entries to an array at the top. If you have any improvements to make, please feel free to fork it. Enjoy!
Working my way backward through the chain of execution, I could see that IE recognized selectFiles. At this point, I thought to check the Adobe Flash Player version to ensure that it matched the version of the SWFUpload Flash component that I was running. Sure enough, it was outdated. Once I installed version 9 and restarted IE, everything worked as expected.
I haven’t tried this on IE7 under a pre-9 Flash Player version (and in fact I’m not entirely certain you can get an older version of Flash Player that will run under IE7), so this may or may not also be possible under IE7 as well as IE6. If you want to test for the issue, simply catch any exception thrown when called selectFiles and alert the user accordingly.
One of the tasks I was recently given at my job involved examining issues with a browser-based batch file upload component. The component that was being used, iBULC, required a separate installation of proprietary software on the client-side, had a rather clunky browser interface, and proved difficult to troubleshot. Rather than expending effort to get iBULC to work properly, I went in search of a new solution. That new solution is SWFUpload.
Outside of those issues, I was quite happy with the results. I was able to put the new solution together within an afternoon, it uses the native OS interface for multiple file selection, and it allows me to respond to the events that occur in the file upload process however might be necessary. I’d definitely recommend that you check SWFUpload out if you’re in need of a similar solution.