Apparently Facebook Timeline has a problem dealing with old web browser, most specific Internet Explorer 7, that makes it hard to revert back to the old classic Facebook profile that we’re all used to. So this means that if we can find a way to tell Facebook that we are using IE7, automatically without modifying anything in your profile, you’ll have access back again to your classic profile.
But how you can do that? Well… No one wants you to use an outdated software, so we turn to something called User Agent switcher. This is a plugin, extension or settings, depending on which web browser software you are using, that are capable to configure the browser to pretend that it is some other web browser software, in this case Internet Explorer 7.
Before continuing, I would like to be specific that this is just a workaround, I have not idea for how long this is going to work. You are not actually disabling your timeline, you are just telling Facebook that your web browser is an older version that will not support the Timeline feature, and this way Facebook answers back with a compatible version of the site.
I have found three ways in which you can do this, so you chose whatever is easier. My recommendation would be using Safari because is super easy — just a personal note, I am a Google Chrome user but in this case it takes fewer steps to use Safari.
How to disable Facebook Timeline on Google Chrome
Using Google Chrome can be a little bit challenging for some users, but it is not impossible.
If you are not willing to manually go back and forth with this method, I would recommend you to first manually create a Google Chrome profile and use it just to access Facebook
Go to Start, do a search for Chrome and from the results right-click Google Chrome and select Properties.
2 In the Target field, append the following at the end of the path that is already there (add a space between chrome.exe and the following line):
Windows Vista and Windows 7
--user-agent="Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0)"
Windows XP users
--user-agent="Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1)"
After you append the above line the Target field should look something like this:
C:\Users\your-username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --user-agent="Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0)"
When you finish, click Apply and then OK.
4 Restart Google Chrome and log-in to your Facebook account and the old profile should be there.
If you are having trouble, here is a video on how to add a command line switch to Google Chrome:
How to disable Facebook Timeline on Internet Explorer 7
Well… No trick here, if you’re still using the web browser software, just log-in to Facebook and your classic profile should be there.