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I often use facebook for communication while working. When I do, I'd rather not see the facebook newsfeed. Unfortunately it's hard to remember to not go to the frontpage and use facebook.com/messages or facebook.com/events. Is there any way to always redirect from the url https://www.facebook.com/ to https://www.facebook.com/events/list? I use firefox on osx.

I have tried the redirector addon and I'm not able to make it work, not sure if I'm missing something obvious or if it's outdated/buggy.

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How do you get to facebook? By typing it in? How about bookmarking it and using that from the bookmark bar, or pinning the facebook event tab? –  Paul Oct 21 '13 at 1:02
    
yeah, I type it, but if I bookmark it I have to do Ctrl-t (new tab), two letters that match my new bookmark (fv), arrow down and return. If facebook.com (which always ends up being default) requires ctrl t, fa and return. In practice I don't think I can do it if it takes more time, the reptile brain wants results asap. –  Tor Thommesen Oct 21 '13 at 1:04
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What I'll do is use the applescript below and launch it with a keyboard shortcut manager:

tell application "Firefox"
    open location "https://www.facebook.com/events/list"
end tell

I mostly use apptivate for quickly running applescripts with keyboard shortcuts. It's very lightwheight and intuitive. Keyboard maestro is another alternative, probably preferable for power users.

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In Redirector settings' panel the pattern should be Enabled. Also please try these settings: https://www.facebook.com/ in Example URL and Include Pattern, and https://www.facebook.com/events/list in Redirect To. The Pattern Type is Wildcard. Also use Test pattern to troubleshoot and get helpful messages.

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