Tue, 22 Aug 2006
Scientific American and Developer.com Printer Friendly Greasemonkey Redirects
The overly long title has most of the details. I've created a print friendly redirect Greasemonkey script for both Developer.com and Scientific American.com.
Wed, 28 Jun 2006
My userscripts.org Greasemonkey Scripts
If you've tried to use any of my Greasemonkey scripts over at Dean Wilsons Userscripts.org Profile then you've been out of luck until recently. During a linky session I managed to hit the "delete script link" on each and every script I'd uploaded. The delete link (which I didn't notice) didn't require any confirmation so it managed to get everything. I spent a little time last night re-adding the scripts (I have copies on my own site) so they're now available again.
This does mean I've lost all the comments, ratings and viewing history, which is annoying as heck. On the upside the delete link now prompts you, which will stop me doing this again but it's a little late for me.
Big Maps and Background Removals
I've added a couple of new scripts to my Greasemonkey Script collection. Remove Background Image does exactly what you'd expect. Add an @include like for your site of choice and refresh the page to make it go away.
The second one's based on a Streetmap trick Wookie Bob showed me. StreetMap 5x5 grid changes the map you're looking at to a 5x5 grid view you can only usually get by hacking the URL. At the moment it changes every size to that one, this suits me because I live in London. However this can be changed in the source if you're unfortunate enough to live elsewhere.
Update - Dave Cantrell has pointed out that the Streetmap 5x5 grid is available by clicking the "Big Map" link. Which I seem to have never noticed. The script is still useful for setting a sensible default view size.
Tue, 07 Feb 2006
I've also started using the Mozilla.org Add-on Pages - 100 results per page script after I started to go insane from constantly clicking for more results.
The last plugin from the batch was never finished as someone else had already gotten around to it! Google Images in IMDb was just waiting to be written. It adds a link, next to the stars name, to a Google Image search of that actor/actress. What's really neat is that when you're browsing a film, each of the cast has an "[I]" next to their name which does the same.
Wed, 04 Jan 2006
Google Images and Oiled Simians
I've recently been looking for some decent images I can display on a projector. I'm not a very artistic person so I've done the imaginative thing and gone on an Internet scavenger hunt. While Google images is actually a decent image search engine it's got a couple of annoying quirks that I've been able to work around with a little application of Greasemonkey.
Firstly, when you click an image, you get sent to the containing page. This is very rarely what you want and makes you do a lot of needless hunting around the page for the image you wanted to see. Fortunately, the Google Images Re-Linker, written by Pat Cavit makes Google images do what you want most of the time; click the image and you get the image.
Tue, 20 Sep 2005
IIS-Resources -- Printer Friendly GreaseMonkey Script
I've got the first version of the IIS-Resources Printer Friendly Articles GreaseMonkey script written and uploaded. It takes you to the correct print page, minus the adverts, but it's currently got a problem in that the onload handler kicks up a print dialogue (on Windows at least). If anyone has any ideas how to stop it doing this please let me know.
TheRegister Printer Friendly Articles -- Fixed
I noticed a bug in my TheRegister Printer Friendly Articles Greasemonkey plugin a couple of days ago. The odd thing was the bug was a major one that I never saw based upon my browsing habits.
I no longer read TheReg, I'm subscribed to its RSS feed instead. I only bother opening the stories I'm interested in. While this saves me time it also means I never go to its front page. Which was the problem. The old version of the plugin tried to convert the very front page in to a printer friendly version as well. Which broke. I've put a fix in now to avoid it doing that to the top level but the odd thing was, due to the amount of pages I read via RSS I never noticed it...
Thu, 01 Sep 2005
Redirect The Register Articles to Print Version
I'm a big fan of The Register but I can't stand multi-page articles. I've put a little Greasemonkey script together to make sure I don't have to deal with them. The The Register Printer Friendly Articles script is now online and ready for use. I hope someone else finds it useful.