Google Chrome 4 was released fairly recently, packaging the highly-sought extensions that many believed separated the speedy browser from Mozilla FireFox in the browser wars. The upgrade was amazing, as users were finally able to download a wealth of useful extensions without the label of being in beta form no longer. Though the selection is rather sparse, there were several notable extensions worth taking a look at.
On February 1, 2010, Chrome received another major boost when it launched support for Greasemonkey scripts, essentially adding over 40,000 new extensions to its small library. For the unfamiliar, Greasemonkey scripts allow you to customize the way your browser looks and behaves. For example, there are scripts which can disable text ads, allow you to login to multiple Gmail accounts, and even pre-fill comments on blog posts.
These scripts all sound great, but there is a small problem. Not every script works on Google Chrome as of the moment. According to the Chrome blog, approximately 15-25% of scripts do not currently function on Chrome.
So instead of leaving you to venture off to the Greasemonkey scripts library and sadly installing numerous scripts that don’t work, I will show you six that have worked for me on Chrome.
Is it really possible?! Yes, it is. This script inserts some CSS into your Facebook, wiping out all existence of calls for losing weight in one week and hooking up with local singles. Minor catch: After installing the script, I noticed that although the ads were gone, content on the page were shifted over to fill up the space causing some pages on Facebook to look awkwardly aligned.
Favicons are little icons that you see in website’s title bar and is usually a site’s logo. With this Greasemonkey script, it inserts favicons into Google search results allowing you to better recognize links as being from the same site. This is a very simple script which doesn’t cause a distraction.
Whenever you browse Twitter on the web, this script will grab all replies to a tweet and display it as a nested conversation. Of course, it only shows you replies from people you follow.
Fully integrated into Youtube, this script adds a Download option on the right of the Flag option. Simply click from a list of available download options including iPod MP4 format and in some selected cases, videos in 1080p.
Sick and tired of seeing your Facebook feed littered with “John Smith is now a fan of Hello Kitty OMG!” or Jane Ballsknee claiming superiority in raising a virtual farm? With Facebook Purity, this script will purge you forever from the horror that is Facebook spam. Unless of course, you really want to know how Megan scored on his quiz, “How long would you last in a zombie apocalypse?”
This extension simply adds a download button on Google Image results, removing the extra click you need to get to the image webpage. Simple, light and incredibly useful.
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