Posts Tagged ‘userscripts’ Down for Good? Here are Alternatives

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Well, apparently isn’t gone for good after all … but the alternative sites described in the article could still come in handy. has been down for more than three days as of today. In case you did not know, it is a popular directory for so-called userscripts which you can install in web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to add, change or remove functionality from websites. Even though its quality has deteriorated in recent time, it is still the go-to website for userscripts for many Internet users.


Unlock Reddit’s Full Potential Through Chrome Add-Ons and Extensions

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Reddit users might want to check out these Chrome add-ons and extensions …

Thousands of internet users have discovered the joys of Reddit, a web portal that provides users with access to images, underground news and the latest memes through a simple and seemingly pre-2000 interface. While the website has been flooded by new users in recent months, long-time users have been developing add-ons and accessories that make browsing even easier. If you love Reddit and want to make your experience even better, the following applications might be for you.


Thank You for Visiting – How to Bypass

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

This is definitely a cool trick, but I’m sure the NY Times will plug this hole as soon as they figure out that it’s there.

You may have heard that the New York Times will introduce its “paywall” on March 28. It basically limits visitors to 20 articles per month, after which a paywall message appears that asks them to sign up to become a subscriber to access the contents on the site.


How to Uninstall Firefox Add-Ons and Userscripts Directly

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Sometimes, it’s harder to get rid of an add-on than it is to install it …

Most Firefox users remove add-ons and userscripts from within the web browser. I’m currently testing the latest builds of the upcoming Firefox 4 browser and noticed that it is not possible to uninstall Greasemonkey userscripts using the standard controls in the browser available.


How to Add Greasemonkey to Firefox 4

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

If you’ve upgraded to Firefox 4, and noticed that the Greasemonkey extension no longer works, here’s a quick, easy fix …

I recently switched from the stable Firefox 3.6x browser to the beta of Firefox 4, mainly because the beta appeared to be relatively stable at this point in development. Naturally, some of the add-ons that I used to work with were not compatible with Firefox 4, either because the developer did not update the add-on yet or because the development has been abandoned by the developer.

One of the add-ons that I came to rely on in the past is the Greasemonkey extension. Unfortunately it was one of the add-ons not working in Firefox 4.