How can I automatically log out of Facebook when I leave the site?
March 22, 2011 6:50 AM Subscribe
Is there a way to force Facebook to close my session automatically when I navigate away from the site?
posted by jeremias to computers & internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So I'm lazy and here is my trivial but annoying issue. The only way I can close a session in Facebook is by choosing Account > Logout. ( I currently do not have the site "Remember Me").
If I do not manually log out, Facebook will maintain my session for some short amount of time and when I return I am still logged in. This is all well and good and most login sites work on a similar principle, I totally understand the tradeoff between convenience and security.
However now that third party sites have hooked into Facebook when I visit certain sites I see the annoying and useless "Facebook Activity" section on the page with a list of things my friends have posted, meaning that I am still logged into Facebook.(Engadget does this, The Onion and who knows else, this is not the "Instant Personalization" feature, btw).
I would like to override or somehow change Facebook's default session time so that when I navigate away from the site it's as if I am logging out. Anyone know how to do this?