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Better Grooveshark user script shows lyrics, hides ads, adds current song to tab title

Better Grooveshark is a user script that works with Grooveshark's redesigned HTML5-based user interface, and enhances your Grooveshark experience in a few cool ways. First off, the ads are hidden. Those of you who know (and love) what an ad blocker is will see no benefit from this, but for the majority of those surfing the Internet these days, this may improve the look of the site and remove a...

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...

Remove the ad banner from your Hotmail inbox

As the new Hotmail continues to roll out -- it's now in use by more than 100 million people and headed to all remaining users soon! -- I don't doubt that many of you who hated the old version might want give Hotmail a second look. With loads of new features, improved performance, and no more text promotions in your message footers, Hotmail is now a strong alternative to GMail -- even for seasoned...

Blank Canvas lets you manage, edit Greasemonkey userscripts in Google Chrome

While Google Chrome knows what they are and installs Greasemonkey userscripts the same way it does Chrome extensions, there's not a very good way to manage your scripts once they're installed. As is the case with so many other software annoyances and shortcomings, an enterprising developer has built an add-on that spiffs things up. Blank Canvas Script Handler is an excellent extension to...

New userscript lets you "Just Say No" to Facebook

Facebook has become a major hot-button topic recently, what with the endless privacy issues and bug reports floating around and all, so you may be thinking about leaving the social network. Unfortunately, kicking the habit may not be so easily done. Maybe you want to deactivate your account, and let it sit while you think things over. Maybe you're afraid of outright deleting your account out of...

Hate the new Google look? Change it back with a Userscript.

There may be all kinds of sound reasoning behind the changes Google recently rolled out to their search interface, but that doesn't mean everyone likes the new look. If you count yourself among those who wish they'd stuck with the more spartan design, it's easy to bring back. There are several new userscripts that have been posted to strip the left sidebar from Google's search results page....

The 5 best FarmVille extensions, userscripts, tips, tricks and cheats

You'd be lying if you said you'd never tried FarmVille. Well, theoretically you could claim to be one of the few that has yet to try FarmVille, but with over 80 million users you're probably lying. True, most of those 80 million are middle-aged housewives that think an 'extension' is a way of increasing the range of the vacuum cleaner, but by my reckoning there must be some Download Squad...

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...

Firefox Friday Five

By now you should know what this column is all about: Firefox. Everything Firefox. Some of this will be new, some of it old, but generally all of it will be pretty neat if you're a Firefox user. Let's get stuck in! 1. You can undo closed tabs in Firefox You know what Ctrl-T does, right? It opens a new tab. How about Ctrl-Tab? It cycles through your tabs! Now... what happens if you throw...

Customizing Chromium with Userscripts gets way easier in nightly build

You won't notice this change in Google Chrome just yet, even if you're running the developer channel. But if you happen to be one of the intrepid souls who routinely download and roll the dice on Chromium nightly builds, you've now got a much easier way to install Userscripts. In past releases, you had to manually save Userscripts into your Chromium (or Chrome) Userdata\Default folder. Not any...

15+ great Google Chrome extensions

We've already mentioned other ways to power up Google Chrome. Before extensions arrived on the developer channel, Userscripts and bookmarklets were your only options. Both are still great ways to add some kick-ass functionality to Chrome. If you're running the stable or beta builds, you may want to stick to them for now. 10 handy Userscripts for Google Chrome users 15+ handy bookmarklets...

Make Twitter's web interface sexier with Helvetwitter

Twitter is a lot of things to a lot of people, but "pretty" isn't really the first one that comes to mind. It doesn't have to be that way, though, because you can give Twitter a clean, minimal new look with Helvetwitter. It's a script that lets you view the Twitter website in black and red, with all the type in Helvetica, and plenty of white space for all the words to breathe. This may sound...

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?...

10 handy Userscripts for Google Chrome

So it's finally a year old, and many of you have been playing with Google Chrome as a secondary browser for quite some time now. Heck, quite a few of you are probably using it as your primary browser by now - which may explain your interest in this post. Just because Chrome doesn't boast the huge assortment of add-ons that Firefox does doesn't mean it's not extensible. With Userscripts alone,...

PBtweet powers up your Twitter web experience on Google Chrome

Google Chrome has had Userscripts support for a long time. Unfortunately, a lot of the really great Userscripts are designed with Greasemonkey for Firefox in mind, meaning you miss out if you're using Chrome. PBtweet, on the other hand, works just fine in webkit-based browsers like Chrome and Safari and it brings a more powerful interface to Twitter's web client. Save that script into your...