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
*) 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
), 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 -
Is there any sort of script or add-on that will allow me to bookmark my place in long threads, so I can go back to exactly where I was? I use Firefox and have Greasemonkey.
posted by marienbad
on Aug 1, 2013 -
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 -
It looks like a recent change to the markup of the site might have broken the "Metafilter favorites browser
posted by popechunk
on May 31, 2013 -
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 -
I was reading through a thread about health care and thought how nice it would be to have a script that would put a national flag next to the user's name so I could keep track of what country they live in. Wondering if anyone out there with such skills would help make my wish come true IF
it is even possible based on the information currently in user profiles.
posted by terrapin
on Jul 23, 2012 -
Is there a userscript that can change the font of arbitrary users' comments/posts?
posted by dunkadunc
on Apr 8, 2012 -
A couple changes to make making Greasemonkey scripts more straightforward, please? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie
on Nov 22, 2011 -
Is there any interest in a display mode that shows only the comments providing links? It might make a fairly convenient way to skim long messy threads quickly. [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges
on Sep 2, 2011 -
We periodically have problems with remote ad servers hanging up page loading on MetaFilter and we'd like to tweak the homepage layouts to make this impact much less of a problem. However, I'm not sure how it will impact the greasemonkey script deleted post type features because the code will change a bit on the home page. [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Jul 14, 2011 -
Is anyone else have problems with the Deleted Posts Greasemonkey script? It has stopped working at home (osx 10.4) and at work (ubuntu). [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight
on Apr 16, 2011 -
Is this weird bug in the preview box being caused by the Stylish script I'm using, by Firefox 4, or something else? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain
on Apr 11, 2011 -
With Safari 5 supporting extensions that are very similar to greasemonkey scripts, I'm wondering if any existing MeFi-related scripts have been/are being ported over.
posted by adamrice
on Jun 10, 2010 -
MeFi gives us the option to choose a theme, tweak the font, font sizes, etc, to make the site look the way we want it to look—to a degree. Add-ons like Greasemonkey allow us to customize even further.
What does your MetaFilter look like? [more inside]
posted by defenestration
on Jan 24, 2010 -
MeFi Navigator and other Metafilter scripts are (I think) broken. But, merry christmas! [more inside]
posted by Baldons
on Dec 25, 2009 -
No Deleted Posts Script? It doesnt seem to be working for me (Firefox 3.5, Windows Vista)
posted by wheelieman
on Nov 10, 2009 -
The faq says there are greasemonkey scripts that try to track deleted comments. Is there anything working? I couldn't find anything following the link. The deletions here are so regular it's like using the internet from China.
posted by peter_meta_kbd
on Sep 7, 2009 -
I'm trying to find a specific MeFi greasemonkey script. It would 'bookmark' the last comment you read, so when you returned to the thread, a grey scrolling bar would appear on the left-hand side, pointing down, until you hit the last(ish) comment you read, when it would turn into a slightly different shape. What was this thing called? I cannot find it on userscripts.org.
posted by flibbertigibbet
on Jul 20, 2009 -
As a bit of a brain saver I've made a GreaseMonkey script that hides every comment in a discussion on mefi that has less than 5 favourites. [more inside]
posted by hifimofo
on Apr 23, 2009 -
Mass deletions? 79140
are all showing as having been deleted but none of them are closed for comments or given a reason for closure. Is my Greasemonkey broken or is your Blue broken?
posted by geekyguy
on Feb 13, 2009 -
: here's a script
that displays profile pics next to posts.
Cortex warned me some people will hate it and want to roast me alive. To those people, let me suggest a side dish of Potatoes au Gratin and a glass of Merlot. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Oct 23, 2008 -
In response to this thread
: A little GreaseMonkey script to pop-out all the flash players (that use playlists) into new tabs/windows. Enjoy!
posted by potch
on Dec 3, 2007 -
Does the Mefi Navigator Greasemonkey script work in Opera? I followed the instructions on this page
and put the script (with the original name) in my userjs folder, but nothing happens. I checked that the correct userjs folder is specified in my site preferences. Does it work for anybody else?
posted by davar
on Sep 3, 2007 -
Two things (and yes, I'm cheating). First, I'm wondering if there's any mechanism out there that allows us to look at a "best of" for Mefi and Ask Mefi. Popular favorites in the last 24 hours immediately leaps to mind, and would indeed be ideal, but I'm looking for an RSS feed, and Mathowie says that's a no-go in past MeTas. (Any chance we could change your mind, Matt?) I hear there used to be a third-party blog that did it, but I don't think that's around any longer. Perhaps the sidebar feed ... at least for Mefi? Still, the sidebar is like a "best of best of Mefi." Second, and on an entirely different subject, when the MeFi comment dividers Greasemonkey script
is used, it throws off permalinks to comments ... if you click on a comment permalink somewhere else (i.e. a Recent Activity page or a Favorites page), you're at first dropped at the anchor for the comment on the page, but when the comment dividers are applied, it bounces away. Anyone have an idea how that effect might be avoided? I'm more of a idiot-splicer than a programmer, so I really have no idea how to change that script to avoid the effect. Thanks in advance for any advice or answers on both questions ...
posted by WCityMike
on Aug 8, 2007 -
Damnit, why was my Ask.Mefi question about the average diameter of kumquats deleted?
posted by WCityMike
on Jul 5, 2007 -
Anyone else getting hit with constant error alerts when using MetaFilthy? I have an "NS_ERR_DOM_INDEX_SIZE_ERR" alert popping up on every thread in FireFox 188.8.131.52, for about the last week or so. (Yes, I reported a bug to the author. Yes, I know he doesn't spend all day every day coding MetaFilthy. I'm just wondering if this is an issue with just me, with a Metafilter re-code of some sort, or problems between MetaFilthy and FF 184.108.40.206.)
posted by caution live frogs
on Mar 8, 2007 -
Not sure if this has been an issue for others but.. I'm using the Greasemonkey script for MeFi quotes and every time I click it, it brings me to a blank page. I've updated all the MeFi greasemonkey scripts and I'm on FF 220.127.116.11. Any ideas?
posted by KevinSkomsvold
on Feb 23, 2007 -