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Like browsing MeFi in a shrouded theater

A lot of people have complained about FanFare's professional white background. Well, DRUNK WITH POWER after somehow kludging together a successful CSS theme for /r/MetaFilter with zero experience, I decided to try my hand at giving our new subsite a makeover, too -- the layout is fine, but that glaring white is painful to read in a darkened teevee room. Inspired by the original soothing dark blue color scheme from film/TV review aggregator Metacritic (which discarded it for an unpopular redesign years ago), I put together a complete FanFare theme (screenshot*) that adjusts not just the background and text, but stuff like visited links, link hovering, the pop-up video button and lightbox, posting page notes, live preview area, and the sidebar and Deck ad box. You can install it in Firefox (with Greasemonkey or Stylish), Chrome (with Stylish or Blank Canvas Script Handler), and jailbroken iOS (with Userscript Loader, using this URL) -- it's tested and working properly on all three. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Aug 8, 2014 - 62 comments

Mefiquote for Chrome/Tampermonkey?

Does Mefiquote work for any Chrome users out there? How did you get it running?
posted by IAmBroom on Jul 22, 2014 - 13 comments

Mefi extensions all died

Chrome suddenly has disallowed extensions if they don't come from the chrome web store, and you cannot re-enable them, and this includes all my metafilter ones (deleted posts, scroll tag). None of them appear to be in the chrome store. This appears to be a deliberate decision by Google -- is someone (I don't know who wrote them immediately, but I definitely lack the knowledge to do so) going to put them in the Chrome store? Or is there a workaround? Do I go back to Firefox?
posted by jeather on Jun 15, 2014 - 41 comments

How Did This Happen?

so I was perusing a thread, and noticed what looks like a formatting error, in this comment -screenshot. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Feb 1, 2014 - 7 comments

Thread win pony request

Pony request! The threadwin extension is very useful. I would like it to play well with AskMe & MetaTalk. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Nov 27, 2013 - 23 comments

Like Google but Better: The Chrome-Ask-Mefi link

It may be that I am the last person to have figured this out, and if so, then I apologize, but I just discovered the lovely customized search engine feature of google chrome to automatically delve through askmefi troves for pearls of wisdom.
Basically, in Chrome's preferences pages, in the manage custom search engines area, I plugged in this URL: https://www.google.ca/#q=site:ask.metafilter.com+%s
and set up "ask" as the keyword.
Now, in the address bar, I can just type "ask", then Tab, and then whatever keyword, and I get a lovely list of the relevant askmefi pages (see here).
In so many cases, its better than Google!
posted by cacofonie on Nov 17, 2013 - 9 comments

All the videos - have 'em all!

In response to threads like this in which there are a lot of videos to watch, I wrote a Chrome extension that plays all the YouTube videos linked on a page, one after another in one player. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Oct 3, 2013 - 34 comments

HowlsOfOutrage lives again, expands

Due to a couple of recent MetaFilter user requests to return it to working status, I have updated the popular (6K+ downloads on userscripts, more elsewhere) HowlsOfOutrage Greasemonkey script. The script displays a popup window of all users favoriting a particular MetaFilter post or comment on mouse hover over the favorites text. In addition, I've updated the Chrome extension, and added a new Safari extension. Testing was successful, but not exhaustive. All completely free as always, natch. [more inside]
posted by mdevore on Jul 1, 2013 - 43 comments

My Ask (and other internal tabs) won't click refresh

I had My Ask open for a while, and I went to refresh it by clicking the My Ask text link (like you can do with the Metafilter or AskMeFi text links at the top of the page). In this case, it put a hashtag at the end and did not refresh, and I had to do it by reloading the page with the browser button. [more inside]
posted by vegartanipla on Jun 25, 2013 - 6 comments

Malware warning on almost all links including contact form

Just an FYI, anything I click link-wise, although NOT the new-post button, returns this warning in chrome. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Feb 3, 2013 - 62 comments

Errors loading www.metafilter.com in the latest Google Chrome on OS X?

This is pretty strange and we've gotten 3-4 reports of members not being able to load anything on www.metafilter.com (ask, metatalk, everything else works) in just Google Chrome's latest version (Firefox/Safari work fine), on OSX. Anyone have any ideas what could be going on? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jan 11, 2013 - 95 comments

Greasemonkey hacks

Grease my monkey, guvnor: Greasemonkey scripts get talked about a lot in Metatalk comments, and they seem pretty useful. I would like to ask our more Greasemonkey-oriented friends to recommend the best ones and discuss their experience of installing and using them. [more inside]
posted by MuffinMan on Nov 27, 2012 - 79 comments

MeFi Scroll Tag Being Flaky

I know that Plutor's MeFi ScrollTag extension is a 3rd party thing and not officially supported here, but..has anyone else found that it has stopped working correctly on the Blue, and only on the Blue? (relevant info: Mac, Snow Leopard, Chrome Version 22.0.1229.94) [more inside]
posted by briank on Oct 27, 2012 - 13 comments

iGoogle

As mentioned in this post, iGoogle is going away. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jul 8, 2012 - 2 comments

The purple.

Make it stop. Please, pb, make it stop! [more inside]
posted by googly on Jul 2, 2012 - 72 comments

MeFi Post Differentiator es broken.

Why does the Pocket Chrome extension break the MeFi post differentiator? [more inside]
posted by denriguez on Jun 5, 2012 - 7 comments

New comments since last visit in Chrome is funky

Is there weirdness occurring with the "new since last visit" numbers on the front page in Chrome? [more inside]
posted by obloquy on Mar 10, 2012 - 6 comments

mediaplex in effex

Try to access Metafilter through Safari: success!! Try to access Metafilter through Chrome: routed to Mediaplex.com. Other websites are fine, this is only happening with Metafilter. Wassup with that. A problem on my end only or is this something happening to others, as well?
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates on Feb 27, 2012 - 26 comments

Back button loop in chrome?

Infinite back button loop in chrome? [more inside]
posted by empath on Nov 17, 2011 - 16 comments

Metafilter: now with user-generated taglines

I've created a new user script. It puts the long-standing tradition of suggesting ridiculous taglines for Metafilter to work. Introducing mefitaglines (or here, if userscripts.org is slow) and celebrating Metafilter user scripts in general. A special thanks to plutor for his indispensable scripts and for inspiring me to make my own.
posted by gilrain on Sep 26, 2011 - 61 comments

chrome os

How come nobody's posted this? [more inside]
posted by nzero on May 11, 2011 - 15 comments

one video all the time

In-page youtube videos only will play the first one I watched. Refreshing or returning lets me play other videos, but after that, it still only lets me play the first one of that session. I'm using google chrome. (Previously)
posted by rebent on Mar 27, 2011 - 35 comments

New comments not updating after visiting thread

None of the threads that I visit get remembered, so I constantly see X new posts, even if I've just gone to the thread and come back. [more inside]
posted by HSWilson on Mar 20, 2011 - 23 comments

Chrome weirdness

Chrome weirdness : Something about the back button seems to get broken, especially after I post a reply in a thread, where I end up in an endless loop and can't back out of the thread unless I right click and choose something further back in the history. Anyone else experiencing this?
posted by crunchland on Jan 8, 2011 - 30 comments

Chrome Web App-y Shortcut

I wanted a quick-and-dirty bookmark to MeFi in my Chrome Web Apps menu. Here's how you can do it. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Dec 13, 2010 - 7 comments

Favorite limit

"You hit your favorite limit for the day." - I'm getting this message a lot today, though I "only" have 30-40 favorites. I thought the limit was 100 or so ... [more inside]
posted by mrgrimm on Sep 30, 2010 - 134 comments

Chrome breaking favorites?

Favorites not working in Chrome? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Sep 16, 2010 - 22 comments

Music crashes in Chrome on OS X.

Music crashes in Chrome on OS X. [more inside]
posted by dmd on Mar 30, 2010 - 14 comments

Chrome Bug

Bug: Flag drop-down box doesn't work in Chrome. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Feb 4, 2010 - 14 comments

Google Chrome Projects Bug

Small alignment bug in Projects with Google Chrome. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Jan 27, 2010 - 13 comments

The page is still loading, please wait to add favorites.

"The page is still loading, please wait to add favorites." [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on Dec 18, 2009 - 18 comments

Chrome Bug Returns

Google has once again updated its Chrome browser, and as I seem to remember happening before, the little buttons have disappeared from Metafilter's edit window, that allow you to easily create bold, italic text or a link.
posted by evilcolonel on May 27, 2009 - 56 comments

Chrome Needs Polishing

Links to specific comments don't work for me when using Chrome (with Vista). [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Apr 4, 2009 - 20 comments

Logged out in Chrome

When using Metafilter with Chrome (on Windows XP), I seem to get logged out frequently. Has anyone else noticed this? [more inside]
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America on Oct 25, 2008 - 41 comments

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