Colin Harrington

Tag: greasemonkey

Greasemonkey + live.gizmodo.com

by on Mar.17, 2009, under General

iphone2The Keynote for iPhone 3.0 just got over and I thought I should share a tiny greasemonkey script that I put together to reload http://live.gizmodo.com/ much sooner than the 90 seconds that one would wait.

It is too bad that macrumorslive.com is out of buisiness since they got hacked this past January.  Their application wasn’t too hard to mashup either.  It was simply changing a timout var in one version and then changing an obfuscated function later.

So the Greasemonkey script is really a breeze, it simply loads jQuery, hides the banner/space-waster and sets a timer to reload the page after 15 seconds (15000 milliseconds…) 

// ==UserScript==
// @name           live.gizmodo.com
// @namespace      live.gizmodo.com
// @description    live.gizmodo.com
// @include        http://live.gizmodo.com/
// ==/UserScript==

// Add jQuery
var GM_JQ = document.createElement('script');
GM_JQ.src = 'http://jquery.com/src/jquery-latest.js';
GM_JQ.type = 'text/javascript';
document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(GM_JQ);

// Check if jQuery's loaded
function GM_wait() {
    if(typeof unsafeWindow.jQuery == 'undefined') { window.setTimeout(GM_wait,100); }
else { $ = unsafeWindow.jQuery; letsJQuery(); }
}
GM_wait();


// All your GM code must be inside this function
function letsJQuery() {
	$('#header_container').hide()
    setTimeout(function(){ window.location.reload(true);}, 15000);
}
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jQuery + Greasemonkey = ♥

by on Feb.15, 2008, under General

I have come to love jQuery – It is incredibly slick to automate basic tasks.  The winning combination is being able to dynamically load jQuery with a browser plugin called greasemonkey (wikipedia entry). 

I got sick of always having to log-in to a specific site and click through links to get to what I wanted, so here is a sample of a userscript that logs me in and manipulates things the way I want them to.  I have written some other ones to do extra calculations on top of finance.yahoo.com pages.  Its a handy combination.

Of course to round out the development of these scripts don’t forget to use FireBug!!

// ==UserScript==
// @name           Crestock
// @namespace      net.colinharrington
// @include        www.crestock.com
// @include        crestock.com
// ==/UserScript==

var my_username = 'username';  //fill this in yourself...
var my_password = 'password';  //again use your own...
// Add jQuery
var GM_JQ = document.createElement('script');
GM_JQ.src = 'http://jquery.com/src/jquery-latest.js';
GM_JQ.type = 'text/javascript';
document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(GM_JQ);

// Check if jQuery's loaded
function GM_wait() {
    if(typeof unsafeWindow.jQuery == 'undefined') { window.setTimeout(GM_wait,100); }
else { $ = unsafeWindow.jQuery; letsJQuery(); }
}
GM_wait();

// All your GM code must be inside this function
function letsJQuery() {    
    $('#ctl00_cphMainContent_txtUsername').attr('value',my_username);
    $('#ctl00_cphMainContent_txtPassword').attr('value',my_password);
    $('#ctl00_cphMainContent_btnLogin').click();
    $('#ctl00_cphMainContent_cbContentAgreement').click();
    $('a#ctl00_cphMainContent_btnDownload').attr('onclick',$('a#ctl00_cphMainContent_btnDownload').attr('href'));
    $('a#ctl00_cphMainContent_btnDownload').click();
}

I may get around to submitting some of these to the public repository over at http://userscripts.org/.

Enjoy!

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