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Google Chrome User / Greasemonkey Scripts In Ubuntu – Linux

Yes, now you can use Gresemonkey Scripts in Google Chrome (Chromium) easily. Previously we shared a small tutorial about how you can configure your Chromium to run Greasemonkey scripts in Windows. This time we would like to share how you can configure and use Chrome Greasemonkey scripts in Ubuntu (Linux). We also introduced a unique way to use Google Chrome extensions in Ubuntu (Linux), this time we are again first in introducing this short tutorial about using Greasemonkey / User scripts in Ubuntu Linux.

Follow these simple steps to configure Chromium for GM Scripts in Ubuntu

  1. First step is to install Chromium on Ubuntu [Click the link to see a detailed tutorial]
  2. Navigate to Applications->Internet->Chromium Web Browser
  3. Right-click on it and choose Add this launcher to desktop
  4. Add Chromium To Desktop

  5. Create a new folder on Desktop and name it to Jaxov
  6. Create Folder Named Jaxov

  7. Right-click on the Chromium Web Browser icon and choose Properties
  8. Choose Chromium Properties

    Chromium Properties Before Enabling Scripts

  9. In the Command text box add --enable-user-scripts --user-data-dir=/home/jaxov/Desktop/Jaxov
  10. Chromium Properties After Enabling Scripts

  11. Click Close button.
  12. Now you will notice that Jaxov folder is still empty
  13. Launch Chromium Web Browser from desktop
  14. Now you will see the following contents in your Jaxov folder.
  15. Jaxov - File Browser

  16. There will a folder named Default. Now proceed to following directories i-e Jaxov->Default->User Scripts
  17. User Scripts will be a folder in which you will place all of your Greasemonkey scripts

Testing Chromium Greasemonkey Script

  1. Download Google Reader Favicons, a Greasemonkey script which will show Favicons of the respective websites along with their names in Google Reader.
  2. Google Reader Favicons

  3. Place GoogleReader.user.js in User Scripts directory which is located in Desktop->Jaxov->Default->User Scripts.
  4. User Scripts - File Browser

  5. Login into http://reader.google.com/ with your Google account.
  6. And now you will see your Favicons of the websites I have subscribed in the following screen-shot.
  7. Greasemonkey In Chrome (Ubuntu - Linux)

  8. Please do mention if you have feel any ambiguity in the above steps. You may follow me on twitter if you like my tutorials. Thanks http://www.twitter.com/Jaxov

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    gabi5 years, 5 months ago

    It does not load the script, my question is how does it know to look in the folder User Scripts, as it was not created, I had to create it in the folder Default

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      Wolverine5 years, 5 months ago

      Nops! The latest version of Google Chrome treats Greasemonkey scripts like extensions. You do not need to create any folder or do settings as told the above article. All you need is to drag the Greasemonkey script file in any Chrome window and it’ll install it itself.