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have tried the redirector addon and I'm not able to make it work, not sure if I'm missing something obvious or if it's outdated/buggy.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. – user116354 Oct 21 '13 at 1:04

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.


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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