Oh Chrome, and you wonderful Chrome development folks, today we sing your praises. After Facebook rolled out its new Ticker on the Facebook homepage, many of us have been distracted for hours by an ever-present, scrolling sidebar. But no longer!

Someone has already hacked together a Chrome extension that will allow you to remove the Ticker from your Facebook page. It’s a simple, free addition, and the results look great:

Screen Shot 2011 09 21 at 8.03.27 AM 520x372 Heres a Chrome extension that kills the Facebook news ticker

As you can see, you still have sidebar information, including suggestions and reminders. But gone now is the annoying ticker and its constant scrolling distraction. In short, it does what it says it will do, and does so without breaking anything else.

So thank you, Chrome and thank you Chrome development community. Today, you have saved our sanity. Firefox users? Keep an eye on this Greasemonkey scripts section. I’m sure something will come available soon.