17 Greasemonkey Scripts to Turbocharge Your Browser
Greasemonkey can improve just about anything it touches--whether by adding must-have features to Gmail, streamlining your social life in Facebook, or speeding up your blog posts. The best part? Thousands of Greasemonkey scripts are free to download, and installing them is as simple as clicking a single link.
In my day job as senior editor of Lifehacker, I regularly use Greasemonkey scripts to streamline my online workload, stay organized, and speed through the Web.
Even though Greasemonkey scripts are written primarily for use in Firefox with the Greasemonkey extension, many of them also work with Internet Explorer (via IE7Pro or Trixie), Safari (try GreaseKit or Creammonkey), and Opera (which includes built-in support for the scripts).
Pump up your favorite online music, video, and photo sites with these smart scripts.
When you stumble upon a link to an music file on a Web page, the dance is generally the same: You download the file and listen to it with your desktop music player, or you click on the link and listen to it in your browser with its default player plug-in. Either way it disrupts the flow of your browsing experience.
But the Inline Google MP3 Player script gets you back in the
Since video sites like YouTube don't offer much useful content beyond the actual video (that's right, I'm disparaging YouTube comments en masse), there's no point in going to YouTube to watch a video when you could embed it directly in the page you're looking at.
That's the idea behind Videoembed, a script that automatically embeds videos from sites like YouTube, Google Video, and Metacafe whenever a site links to a video without embedding it. Now instead of clicking through to YouTube, you can watch the video directly on the site that linked to it.
You know the drill: You're doing a Google Image search, but rather than give you direct access to the pictures you want to see, Google makes you click through a couple of links to get to the full-size image.
The Greased Lightbox script turns your Google Image search results--along with gallery pages on sites like Flickr, Facebook, and
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