Everyone loves Greasemonkey scripts, and this blog has a cool collection of best greasemonkey scripts. Greasemonkey scripts add powerful customizations and functionalities without any complex effort.
Using userscripts in Google Chrome is not supported very well (though, here is a trick to use few greasemonkey in Chrome) – because it does not support @exclude, @require, @resource, unsafeWindow, or any of the special GM_* APIs / GM functions. :(
Here is an important announcement about greasemonkey support in Google Chrome – you will be able to execute almost all userscripts (except those using Firefox-specific APIs) in Chrome very soon. Chrome will install these scripts as extension.
This feature is already live in the latest builds of Chromium – the open source browser project behind Chrome. To test it, download the latest version of Chromium from here (link for Windows XP) and visit the userscripts.org to install any script.
This feature will be added to Google Chrome dev channel and stable version in coming days. It seems very promising. :)
- Will Chrome support all GM functions and APIs?
- In Firefox, because of a separate add-on and interface, it is easy to add and remove sites to be included with userscripts. Users can modify the scripts and can add or remove more sites easily. But as Chromium executes them as extension – modifying scripts is a tougher task!
- Google Chrome has an additional advantage : “Early Injection” – the ability to run scripts very early in the page’s lifecycle. (See details)
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