Facebook Screen Trick

I can’t believe this works, but it does: a key-code trick from the old NES game Contra works on Facebook.

Log on to any Facebook page. Make sure the cursor is NOT in a text box, then press the following key sequence:

up, up, down, down,
left, right, left, right,
B, A, Enter key,
right, up, down.

Magic red lens-flare circles will appear and travel across your screen. You can get rid of them by refreshing the page. WOW, right? I’m not exactly sure why this impresses me so much, but it totally does. I have simple needs, I guess.
Thanks to Joverine for the tip.


Facebook seems to have updated the lens flare trick and made more, um, tricked-out lens flares. Maybe as watery compensation for their new shitty privacy policies? Pic below. Thanks to [pageslap] commenter Bill for the tip!


11 Responses to Facebook Screen Trick

  1. Josh B says:

    Just an FYI…you don’t need the “right,up,down” after pressing enter.

    Just doing up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Enter will get you the flares.

  2. Bill says:

    they’ve updated it!
    now it’s more decorative

  3. […] UPDATE: Facebook lens flares The Facebook lens flare trick got updated. You remember, the one where you punch in an old key code from Nintendo Contra or whatever, and you get little sparkly circles on your screen? Pic of the old and new lens flares, and instructions on how to try it are here. […]

  4. Victoria says:

    pretty cool … extraordinarily distracting but still cool! I keep looking at the lens flares and forgetting what I was doing.

  5. Anonymous says:

    hah very good but dont like the newer version it sucks!!!

  6. Hey This is important info, am into all this… gr8 stuff man

  7. fiverr says:


    […]Facebook Screen Trick « pageslap[…]…

  8. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked
    submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not
    writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say fantastic blog!

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