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AutoCorrect for English harnesses the power of AutoHotkey for typo-free text

There are certain words in English that are very easy to get wrong, like aggravate, exaggerate, and acquainted (as you see in the screenshot). AutoCorrect for English (ACE) is a fantastic script for correcting exactly those type of mistakes, and it does so seamlessly, quickly, and across your entire system. ACE is very easy to overlook it, because it hasn't been updated since 2007, it doesn't hav...

Minimalist Facebook extension de-crapifies Facebook's layout

Do you hate the Facebook layout? Are you annoyed by that useless right-side navigation bar? If you're using a browser that supports userscripts (which is basically all of them), you can clean up Facebook with a script called Minimalist Facebook. It works in Firefox with Greasemonkey, in Chrome as an extension, and in Safari with Greasekit. Minimalist Facebook knocks out Facebook's right column...

Greasemonkey comes to Chrome - get your userscripts ready!

Gentlemen, start your userscripts! The insanely powerful Greasemonkey extension is now natively supported by Google Chrome, and it's bringing a library of over 40,000 scripts with it. Scripts can modify your favorite webpages in all kinds of useful ways, whether it's cheating at Mob Wars, adding nested replies to Twitter, or "unf**king Facebook." If you think a website needs a cosmetic alterati...

Sikuli uses screen shots to run scripts, is amazing

If you ever find yourself doing repetitive task on your computer, pay attention. Sikuli is an important step toward removing the barrier between the average computer user and programming. Normally, to make a computer do a repetitive task, you'd need to understand a programming language like Java, Objective C or C#. To perform some remedial task like starting iTunes and kicking off a play lis...

Greasemonkey to Firefox add-on converter: why bother?

Firefox users love their extensions, and Greasemonkey is one of the coolest. The ability to run Userscripts that change the appearance of virtually any webpage is some powerful stuff. But what if you want to install all those userscripts as separate add-ons? Well, there's a userscript-to-xpi converter that – Wait a minute. Why the heck would you want to install your userscripts that way? ...

Google Chrome will eventually support add-ons and user scripts

There are plenty of things that set Google Chrome apart from Firefox, Opera, and Internet Explorer. It uses a different rendering engine. It places tabs at the very top of the screen, not under the location bar. It has a single location/search bar. And each browser tab is treated as a separate process by your operating system. Another thing that separates Chrome from the competition? It's not as...

Greasemonkey in Firefox 3

While Greasemonkey, the popular extension for changing the way websites display, might not be currently available via the Firefox 3 addons manager or the Mozilla addons website, you can indeed install a working version from the developer's site. We installed the greasemonkey-0.8.20080609.0.xpi into Firefox 3 RC2 on Mac OS 10.5, and our scripts worked like a charm. In case you're new to the Greasem...

Easily convert Greasemonkey scripts into Firefox extensions

User Script Compiler is a tool that creates a Firefox extension from a Greasemonkey script. So why would you want to do that? The answer is simple: for the mass majority of Firefox users that fear associating anything called "Greasemonkey" with their computers, and who panic at the mention of "scripts." Intrepid techies such as Gina Tripani of Lifehacker have worked to make Greasemonkey scripts mo...

CuePrompter - Your Online Teleprompter

Whether you're recording a podcast, a Squadcast, or anything in between it can sometimes be difficult to remember what you were trying to say once a video camera starts rolling. CuePrompter is free online teleprompter service that allows you to turn your computers web browser into a teleprompter of sorts and keep yourself on track while you're recording your next masterpiece. Using CuePrompter is ...

Better Gmail 2 Firefox add-on works with new Gmail

There's good new and bad news in the fact that Google is rolling out an updated version of Gmail. On the one hand, pages load quicker and there's an advanced contact manager. On the other hand, many of your favorite Firefox extensions for tweaking Gmail may have stopped working. For a while now, personal productivity site Lifehacker has been rolling up some of the best Greasemonkey scripts for Gm...

Greasemonkey script to "fix" Digg comment threading

Fed up with Digg's recent comment system changes? You're not alone. Digg's new "threaded" comment system, which collapses the replies in a mess of Ajax slickness, has irritated quite a few previously happy Digg users. This Greasemonkey script does its dead-level best to put Digg back the way it was, by automatically expanding all the threaded comments left on each story's detail view. We're ambi...

Run some Greasemonkey scripts with Internet Explorer 6

Odds are if you know what Greasemonkey is, you're not run running Internet Explorer, or at least not Internet Explorer 6. But if for some reason you're using IE6 and want the ability to run scripts that change the appearance of web pages on your browser, you might want to check out Turnabout. The program comes loaded with a couple of useful scripts, including Ad Blocker for hiding ads on web site...

Better Gmail Firefox add-on

Gmail could very well be one of the most hackable web services of all time. One only needs to check our Gmail tag to see what tools are available for enhancing one's experience, and now we have a slick new cross-platform Firefox add-on to link to from our friends at Lifehacker: Better Gmail. As its name suggests, Better Gmail rounds up a number of popular Greasemonkey scripts and other extras in...

Google Calendar ToDo list Greasemonkey script

Why Google hasn't built something as fundamental as a todo manager into Google Calendar is beyond us, but now you have one more option for tasks on in gCal. While we've previously seen hidden code lead to speculation that todos were (finally) coming, as well as Remember the Milk integration, a new Greasemonkey script brings its own todo list to Google Calendar with an interesting twist. As you c...

Userscripts.org redesigns

Userscripts.org is a useful repository of scripts for Greasemonkey, the killer Firefox add-on that allows you to augment the way some sites look or function. I've used the site for some time now, but was always a little irked at its not-so-intuitive design. As you can see, the new design offers a breath of fresh air, with a much cleaner and more streamlined experience, though it isn't quite a ma...