Facebook’s new homepage ticker is proving very unpopular with lots of users — and that’s no exaggeration.

But it’s not stuck on your screen.

We made some tongue-in-cheek suggestions about ways that you can kill the ticker earlier this morning, but if you’re a Google Chrome user we have some very good news: You can get rid of the darn thing completely by installing an extension.

And it’s free!

Like many of you, I hated the ticker within about, oh, ten seconds, and this Chrome add-on is exactly what the doctor ordered.

It works brilliantly, and installs in seconds. The evil ticker disappears, leaving everything else in the sidebar as it was before.

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Click here to go to the Facebook News Ticker Remover page in the Chrome web store.
  2. Click on the add to Chrome button.
  3. Click on install.
  4. That’s it!

Go back to Facebook and reload your homepage, and it’s bye-bye, ticker. Hooray!

Not a Chrome user? Shame on you. Still, hang tight, as an ASAP add-on for Firefox is an inevitability, because people really, really hate this thing.

Special thanks to Eti Suruzon for the tip on this extension.