Greasemonkey Hacks: Tips & Tools for Remixing the Web with Firefox [NOOK Book]

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. ...

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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: 9780596553579
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/15/2005
  • Series: Hacks
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 1,337,693
  • File size: 17 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Mark Pilgrim works as a developer advocate for Google, specializing in open 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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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Getting started 1
Ch. 2 Linkmania! 45
Ch. 3 Beautifying the Web 73
Ch. 4 Web forms 100
Ch. 5 Developer tools 159
Ch. 6 Search 192
Ch. 7 Web mail 239
Ch. 8 Accessibility 274
Ch. 9 Taking back the browser 320
Ch. 10 Syndication 350
Ch. 11 Site integration 379
Ch. 12 Those not included in this classification 409
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