No doubt Greasemonkey is one of the most famous Mozilla Firefox addon. Thousands of Greasemonkey scripts are available for download at userscripts.org. Good news is that now you can use Greasemonkey scripts in Google Chrome too. All those customizations you used to do in Mozilla Firefox through Greasemonkey can now be done in Google Chrome also. Here is a step by step procedure of using Gresemonkey Scripts in Google Chrome.
Follow these simple steps to use Greasemonkey in Google Chrome
- Download the latest trunk build of Chromium. There are many new builds of Chromium every day, you may download the latest one. I used 21902.
- After downloading chrome-win32.zip, extract it to any desired location i-r C:\chrome-win32
- Go to your C drive and create a new folder, rename it to scripts, so that C:\scripts exists.
- Now right click on the chrome.exe in the extracted folder and select Send To->Desktop (create shortcut).
- Once there is a shortcut to chrome.exe on your desktop, right-click on it and choose properties.
- In the Target field append the value by adding
--enable-user-scripts --user-data-dir=c:\scriptsat the end as shown in the screenshot below
- Hit OK and restart Chromium for once, Chromium will automatically create a folder named Default in C:\scripts which basically contains data files for Chromium default user profile.
- There will a folder named User Scripts in C:\scripts\Default\ where Greasemonkey scripts will be placed.
- Now in-order to use a Greasemonkey script just place *.user.js file in C:\scripts\Default\User Scripts\ and restart Chromium. Ur done...!!!
How to test that your Greasemonkey script is working or not?
- Download "Favicons for Google Reader [Zipped]" user script. This Greasemonkey script automatically decorates the Google Reader subscription list with icons corresponding to the website from which each feed originates.
- After downloading the zip file, extract GoogleReader.user.js
- Place GoogleReader.user.js into C:\scripts\Default\User Scripts\
- Restart chromium and you will see the favicons of all the websites you have subscribed to in your Google reader
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