Greasemonkey Hacks: Tips & Tools for Remixing the Web with Firefox (Google eBook)

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Nov 15, 2005 - Computers - 496 pages
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Greasemonkey Hacks is an invaluable compendium 100 ingenious hacks for power users who want to master Greasemonkey, the hot new Firefox extension that allows you to write scripts that alter the web pages you visit. With Greasemonkey, you can create scripts that make a web site more usable, fix rendering bugs that site owners can't be bothered to fix themselves, or add items to a web site's menu bar. You can alter pages so they work better with technologies that speak a web page out loud or convert it to Braille. Greasemonkey gurus can even import, combine, and alter data from different web sites to meet their own specific needs.

Greasemonkey has achieved a cult-like following in its short lifespan, but its uses are just beginning to be explored. Let's say you're shopping on an e-commerce site. You can create a script that will automatically display competitive prices for that particular product from other web sites. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination and your Greasemonkey expertise. Greasemonkey Hacks can't help you with the imagination part, but it can provide the expert hacks-complete with the sample code-you need to turn your brainstorms into reality.

More than just an essential collection of made-to-order Greasemonkey solutions, Greasemonkey Hacks is crammed with sample code, a Greasemonkey API reference, and a comprehensive list of resources, to ensure that every resource you need is available between its covers.

Some people are content to receive information from websites passively; some people want to control it. If you are one of the latter, Greasemonkey Hacks provides all the clever customizations and cutting-edge tips and tools you need to take command of any web page you view.

  

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User Review  - mbach - LibraryThing

The book is slightly dated with the security release of the latest greasemonkey but there are some excellent ideas here that just need some minor modifications to work in the new version. I enjoyed reading this and it helped me get a grip on my Greasemonkey foo. Read full review

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Contents

Getting Started
1
Linkmania
45
Beautifying the Web
73
Web Forms
100
Developer Tools
159
Search
192
Web Mail
239
Accessibility
274
Taking Back the Browser
320
Syndication
350
Site Integration
379
Those Not Included in This Classification
409
Index
461
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Mark Pilgrim works as a developer advocate for Google, specializing inopen source and open standards. You may remember him from such classics as Greasemonkey Hacks (O'Reilly), Dive Into Python (Apress), and Dive Into Python 3 (APress). He lives in North Carolina with his wife, two boys, and a big slobbery dog.

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