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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. ...

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Greasemonkey Hacks: Tips & Tools for Remixing the Web with Firefox

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Overview

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.

Pilgrim offers an invaluable compendium of 100 ingenious hacks for power users who want to master Greasemonkey, the hot new Firefox extension that allows users to write scripts that alter the Web pages they visit, to make a site more usable, fix bugs, or add items to a web site's menu bar.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596101657
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/12/2005
  • Series: Hacks Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 1,030,977
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Pilgrim is an accessibility architect in the IBM Emerging Technologies Group. He is the author of several technical books, including Dive Into Python (APress) and Dive Into Accessibility, a free online tutorial on web accessibility. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and newborn son, and spends his copious free time sunbathing, skydiving, and reading Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason.

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Table of Contents

Dedication

Foreword

Credits

Preface

Chapter 1: Getting Started

Chapter 2: Linkmania!

Chapter 3: Beautifying the Web

Chapter 4: Web Forms

Chapter 5: Developer Tools

Chapter 6: Search

Chapter 7: Web Mail

Chapter 8: Accessibility

Chapter 9: Taking Back the Browser

Chapter 10: Syndication

Chapter 11: Site Integration

Chapter 12: Those Not Included in This Classification

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