Posts Tagged ‘userscript’

Google Cache Browser Lets You Browse a Website in Google’s Cache

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Back in the dial-up days, this sort of thing used to be pretty common … but apparently cache browsers can still come in handy in the wireless age.

When you search Google you always have the option to open a linked website directly, or to open a cached page of the selected page instead. Opening the cached version may help you if the website that you want to open is not available temporarily or permanently.

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Facebook Side Ticker Remover – Hide Facebook Ticker

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Here’s more evidence that Facebook’s new layout/format has gone over like the proverbial lead balloon …

I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of the Facebook sidebar ticker that is now displaying on every page on the social networking site. The ticker displays the latest activities of friends on Facebook. The annoying thing about it is that it updates in real-time, which means that you see constant movement in the ticker area if you have active friends on Facebook.

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Unfriend Finder – Find Out Who has Removed You from Their Friendlist on Facebook

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Just in case you have way too much time on your hands …

Friends on the social networking site Facebook are not necessarily only people that you know. It is actually very easy to befriend someone on Facebook, and almost as easy to unfriend them again. Unfriend in this context means to remove the person from the friendlist on Facebook.

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Google Image Basic Userscript Redirects to Google’s Old Image Search

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Here’s a cool trick for those who prefer Google’s previous image search format …

Google rolled out a new version of Google Image Search some time ago. The most prominent change is that all image results are now displayed on the same page, with new images being loaded as the user scrolls down. The number of image previews on a search result page has increased as well. This can be problematic for users who access the Internet with low speed connections, for instance dial up users or users with a low speed broadband plan.

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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.

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YouTube Homepage as it Was Meant to Be Userscript

Friday, January 21st, 2011

This is kind of an interesting idea …

Youtube recently changed the homepage after an initial tryout phase. The developers “removed some of the less-used modules such as “Videos Being Watched Now”, moved modules like featured videos to the right side to make “room for a combined list of personally relevant videos made up of recommendations for you, your subscriptions activity, and videos being shared by your friends”.

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Try This Search on Userscript Links to Other Search Engines on Google

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

This sounds like kind of a neat trick, but I usually have two or three search engines open when I’m doing serious searching anyway …

It sometimes happens that you cannot find the information you are looking for on a specific search engine. You try different phrases and synonyms but somehow the results are not satisfactory. The best option at this point is to try another search engine to see if the results are better. It is quite possible to switch manually by entering the url of the new search engine in the address bar and searching there for the desired information.

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Highlight Favorite Domains in Search Results

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

If they could just make this a little bit more user-friendly, it would probably be a pretty cool add-on.

When I search on the Internet in search engines like Google or Bing I tend to favor results from domains that I trust. If I had to chose between a post on Windows7news.com and a Blogger domain I would open the Windows 7 site first since I know it and use it regularly.

Locate Multiple Domains in Search Results is a free userscript that can visualize results from those domains in the Google, Yahoo and Bing search engines.

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Image Search Preview – Userscript to Display Direct Image Previews

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

This looks kind of interesting …

Most image search engines, and image hosting sites for that matter, use thumbnail previews of images that link to the image directly or another web page with the original version of the image. If you use Google Images or Bing Images for instance, you see a list of image results. These results are small thumbnails that lead to the site the images are hosted on. Users who want to download or view the image in its original size need to click multiple times to do so.

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BookInfoLine – Compare Book Prices Online

Friday, November 19th, 2010

I haven’t tried this one myself … but I do buy a lot of books, so maybe I should.

One of the things that you should always do when shopping online is to compare prices. You can use price search engines for that, or manually visit some of your favorite stores and online shopping portals to buy for the best price.

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