10 Super useful Greasemonkey scripts also compatible with Google Chrome

by Mayur on April 6, 2009

in Firefox, Google, Tips 'n' Tricks

This article is written by Pratyush Mittal, who runs a tumble blog@ FuLLy-FaLtOo.com

A quick intro on how to enable Greasemonkey scripts in Google Chrome:

1) Install Google Chrome beta version 2 using Google Chrome Channel Changer.
2) Load the Greasemonkey User Scripts in following folder:

Windows XP: %userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\User Scripts
Windows Vista: %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\User Scripts

3) Modify the Google Chrome shortcut—or any Chrome “application” shortcuts—to include the --enable-user-scripts switch after the executable path.
The detailed procedure has been given at Lifehacker .

So here are “10 Super useful Greasemonkey scripts also compatible with Google Chrome.”Give them a try and share your favorite ones.

1) oAutoPagerize:

This is the edited version of the loved Auto Pager extension made compatible for Chrome. It automatically loads the contents of next page on forums, search engines, YouTube etc. on the current page itself.

2) Better Gmail :

Lifehacker team has done a wonderful job of compiling the best GMail scripts and provide you a Better Gmail. It enhances the Gmail speed and hides the distractions to make it further more useful.

3) BugMeNot:

Don’t want to “Sign Up” on the sites just to drop a comment ? BugMeNot script will automatically notify about the logins on the sites you visit.

4) Facebook Ad Killer :

As the name tells, it makes the Facebook site ad free.

5) LightBox:


“Enhances browsing on websites that link to images such as Google Image Search, Flickr, Wikipedia, MySpace, deviantART, FFFFOUND!, and Blogger blogs. Use left and right arrow keys to cycle through images on page.”

6) Invisibility Cloak :

Want to save yourself from spending time on useless sites ? Invisibility Cloak will help you do so. Just edit the script to include the name of sites (already done for flickr and metafilter) using // @include http://sitename.com . Now save the time settings and it wont allow you to visit site in the prohibited hours.

7) Linkify ting:

It turns the plain text links into clickable links. Thus [something not blank][a dot][something not blank] on a page is turned into a clickable link. Thus it works even with the texts like Google.com .

8) Profanity Filter :

It filters profanity on the web pages by replacing the pre-defined list of profane words with a *** on a webpage . The list can be edited to include new words or exclude some by making changes in the script easily.

9) RSS Detection :


One thing that we still really miss on Chrome is the proper support of RSS. However, this script makes it easier by detecting the RSS feeds on any web page.

10) Textarea Backup :

Did you ever accidently close the page after writing up a long text or reply on a forum ? Textarea Backup is a useful script that saves you in such circumstances. It saves the text as soon as it is changed and prevents you from retyping it by providing a backup. So if you accidently close a webpage after writing up a long reply on it, just reopen the site and the text will be there.

I hope the above list is useful. Do share your favorite script by using the comments.

You can also share your ideas by writing a guest article on Webtrickz. Contact me at mayur@webtrickz.com if you want to write for us.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Arun April 8, 2009 at 10:08 am

This is so cool, I always loved Chrome and this makes me love it more. Thanks for sharing.


akshay June 7, 2009 at 11:59 pm

ya chrome is better and it makes it more.. thanx.


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