Posts Tagged ‘scriptish’

AntiAdware Blocks Download Wrappers and Adware on Popular Websites

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Sure, you can often avoid download wrappers by simply paying attention and being picky about what sites you download from, but it’s still nice to have a second layer of defense … just in case.

Depending on where you download your software from, you may get nasty surprises in form of adware with it. This is done to increase revenue for the site’s parent company at the expense of users visiting it. Some sites give you options to opt-out of using the site’s custom installer while others don’t.


YouTube Center Adds All the Missing Features to YouTube

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

I’m not sure how well this will work after YouTube’s upcoming site redesign, but the “Download” feature looks particularly interesting …

There are quite a few things that you cannot do on YouTube due to lack of controls. It is for instance not possible to repeat videos automatically or stop videos from automatically playing if you load it on the video hosting site. Most of the annoyances and missing features on YouTube become available through add-ons or userscripts that you can install in the web browser. Some target a specific feature like the ability to download videos from YouTube, others add a bunch of features to the site.


Scriptish – Promises Better Firefox 4 Userscript Support and Performance

Monday, February 28th, 2011

If you use JavaScript with Firefox 4, here’s an interesting alternative to Greasemonkey

Firefox 4 users who want to work with userscripts, small JavaScript programs that change a website’s functionality or add features to it, can install the very popular Greasemonkey extension, or the lesser known Scriptish. Scriptish promises several advantages over Greasemonkey, among them a better performance, upgradable user scripts, introduction of functions that are only supported by google Chrome, new Api features, metadata block headers and regular faster updates.