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Eliminate Your Search History

It looks like users of the Greasemonkey extension got one more reason to jump for joy. Thanks to this handy script, you can eliminate the ability for folks to track your searching habits.

So to alleviate that at least a little bit, I have written a little Greasemonkey extension that routes the searches you would normally make on Google, Yahoo!, or MSN through a secure search proxy over at http://www.blackboxsearch.com.

Just install Greasemonkey, install the script from here (http://www.nemik.net/blackboxsearch.user.js) and visit your Google, personalized googe.com/ig, Yahoo, or MSN page as normally. But whenever you do a search it will go through the anonymous proxy so that Google and others cannot keep track of your searches.

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The Best Greasemonkey Scripts

Here are some of the best user scripts that you can use with Greasemonkey. If you are new to using the Firefox Greasemonkey extension, this is a great place to get started looking for scripts to help you get more out of the World Wide Web we live in.

Greasemonkey Help New to Greasemonkey? Be sure to check out the Beginner’s Guide to Greasemonkey!

Greased Lightbox – Greased Lightbox is a Greasemonkey user script designed to enhance browsing on websites that link to images such as Google Image Search, Flickr, Gmail, and Facebook.

GoogleAutoPager – Add autoloading for next page to Google search result. DblClick to enable/disable it.

Toggle Recent Comments in Flickr Photostream – It can show your recent photo comments without going to an inner page.

Google Suggest – Adds Google Suggest dropdown to normal Google searches

GoogleX – MacOS X dock-like google home page.

Flickr Rich Edit – Add limited rich editing capabilities (italic, bold, blockquote, link) to any input textarea in Flickr where you can use HTML.

Wikipedia animate – Animate the history of changes in a Wikipedia article. Provides a timeline slider, highlights changes. Very powerful.

del.icio.us Prettifier – A modified version of Gina Trapani’€™s del.icio.us Prettifier.

Smooth scroll – When clicking a link in a page that moves focus to another part of the same page, this script will make the page scroll, rather than just snap into view. This gives a somewhat better perception of how the in-page links have moved you in the document.

Currency Convertion – Convert any currencies on the sites you visit into your prefered currency. Great for Ebay and Amazon but works everywhere.

Popup Alt – The Alt attribute is displayed same as the Title attribute.

delicious_blank – Adds a target _blank to links so that they can open in a new tab

fav.icio.us2 – The fav.icio.us hack adds the favicon of a site next to it’s bookmark on del.icio.us.

del.icio.us mp3 – This script adds the new del.icio.us flash mp3-player to every mp3 file.

Last Updated Oct 5, 2007Removed spam and dead links. Have a suggestion for the list? Drop me an e-mail at mitch@mitchkeeler.com!

Block the Naughty Words

A few four letter words got you down? I do not think you will have to worry about it on this Web site, but on others you might have a problem with curse words getting on your screen. If this happens to you and you don’t want it to, you need the Profanity Filter! This script filters profanity from Web sites.

To use this script you must have Greasemonkey for Firefox installed.

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Greased Lightbox

As far as viewing graphics goes, Lightbox development has gone a long way for making it look more professional and pretty. What if you could add that to a Web site that didn’t provide it in the first place? To do that, you will need the Greased Lightbox Greasemonkey user script.

Greased Lightbox is a Greasemonkey/Creammonkey/Opera user script designed to enhance browsing on websites that link to images such as Google Image Search, Flickr, Wikipedia, Facebook, MySpace, and deviantART.

This script adds a nice interface to any graphics you might be browsing. I have been using a lightbox script for WordPress on SB1Online.com for some time now and I just love it. Adding that functionality to a Web site that doesn’t have it is even cooler.

To use this script you must have Greasemonkey for Firefox installed.

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Firefox Facts Covers Greasemonkey

Due to the popularity of Greasemonkey within the Web and myself lately, I have decided to give it a little more coverage here on the Firefox Facts Web site. Along with themes, tips, extensions and links, Greasemonkey deserves a spot here because it does one thing. It makes Firefox better. So watch out for the newest Greasemonkey posts, and if you have any scripts to suggest just send them in to me.

+ Check out the new Greasemonkey Category on FirefoxFacts.com!

Dive into Greasemonkey

When you think of free Firefox eBook, I would like to think that your first thought is Firefox Facts. I have found another one for you though, and this one has more to do with Greasemonkey.

Dive Into Greasemonkey is a book about programming with Greasemonkey, a Firefox extension for customizing web pages. Read it online for free.

It seems like lately I have been getting more interested in Greasemonkey scripts, so reading this book should be a lot of fun. Go pick up your own copy or read it online at DiveIntoGreasemonkey.org, or read it right here (check the box bellow).

Dive Into Greasemonkey

Greasemonkey Help Need Help? Be sure to check out the Beginner’s Guide to Greasemonkey!