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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.

+ Learn More About This Greasemonkey Script!

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!

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!

Make Google Better With Greasemonkey

Sure we all love Google.com, but wouldn’t it be better with a tweak here and there?

+ Google Redesign
Make your Google a little prettier with this new style.

+ Google Thumbnails
This adds screenshot thumbnails to google search results.

+ Google Results Counter
This script adds an ordinal number at the left side of each search result on Google results pages.

To use any of these useful scripts, you will have to have the Greasemonkey Firefox extension installed.

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

Making MySpace Usable with Firefox

You know and I know it, MySpace is ugly as hell and filled with a lot of ugly Web pages. Even the basic design of MySpace is down right unusable at times. So why use it? Well, everybody and their grandmother is on there, so it is still a good way to stay in touch with folks. So you don’t want it to be ugly and unusable, but you do want to use the service. What is a guy to do?

[Learn How to do it With Firefox and Greasemonkey!]

Greasemonkey

This is one Firefox extension that I can’t belive I haven’t talked about before. For the five people who don’t know about Greasemonkey, I’ll try to be informative and cover all the bases. The best way to sum it up is that Greasemonkey delivers you tiny extensions inside an extension.

[Learn More About Greasemonkey!]