[Greasemonkey] us.o ideas, gm UI ideas and my own script

chris feldmann cfeldmann at gmail.com
Mon Aug 1 14:34:03 EDT 2005


On 8/1/05, Sam Ooi <samuelooi at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi all, this is a 3 part email:
> 
> 1. US.O ideas
> Just a simple point really - I suppose the best example of what US.O
> is trying to achieve is Mozilla Update. A script repository with
> reviews, ratings, script submissions (and perhaps a revision system).
> However, the key benefits of collecting scripts in one place (aside
> from a serach function), is some sort of ranking, e.g. Top 20 scripts
> downloaded/viewed/recently revised/new/.
> 
> If the powers that be don't implement a ratings system (which has
> shown to be abusable as in Moz Update), then how do we start counting
> the downloads? I mean, I'm sure nobody wants to lose the
> right-click/install script ability.
> 
> 2. GM user-interface ideas
> I'm a keen proponent of getting -rid- of the monkey face on the status
> bar. In its current implementation, it doesn't add much to the whole
> GM experience and the from discussions here, the various proposed
> monkey faces would be really useful to a developer, not a user. In
> 0.5.0, I'd like to see an option to get rid of the monkey face from
> the status bar. Failing that, an idea might be to have the monkey
> face as a Button on the navigation bar, that way you'd still be able
> to get rid of it via Customise/Toolbars.


But it's so cute! What sort of tiny cute animal face would you prefer? An 
aardvark? A platypus? Piffle.

Hmmm... can a greasemonkey script get access to the statusbar chrome and 
eliminate its own icon? Never tried, but I'd hope the answer is "no."


3. My own script
> http://wiki.samuelooi.com/wikka.php?wakka=FriendofPrintFriendly
> 
> Just a collection of print-friendly redirect scripts, amalgamated into
> a single script. I just updated it recently to v2.0 so that you can
> customize the sites you want included. Also, there's better wiki
> integration.
> 
> Cheers,
> Sam
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