Sep 24 2008

Top 20 Greasemonkey Scripts to Boost Your Google Experience

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Greasemonkey Firefox extension adds a bit of Javascript to certain web pages and runs it every time you visit, to change the functionality and appearance of those pages.

There are thousands of scripts that you can install to customize just about anything you can think of. However, there are a few scripts that are quite useful and popular that you should consider using if you’re not already doing so!


So Today, we’ve brought together the top 20 Google related Greasemonkey scripts to enhance your Gmail, Google Reader and Google search experience.

If you are a Greasemonkey newbies, you need to do the following:

  • First you need to install the Greasemonkey Firefox extension.
  • To use a certain script, you need to go to the script page and click on the “Install this script” button if the script is on the UserScripts website. Otherwise just right-click on the link and choose “Install User Script” from the context menu.
  • Reload the page to see the script in action.

I know I must have missed tons of Google Greasemonkey scripts. Please share your favorite Greasemonkey scripts in the comments.

Gmail Greasemonkey Scripts

1.Google Account Multi-Login

Replaces “Sign Out” link on Google pages with a select box of accounts.

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2.Right Click Menu in Gmail

This greasemonkey script shows a special “right click menu” (also known as a “context menu”) when using Gmail. Currently, the menu lets the user navigate around the site. He or she can jump to “inbox”, “compose new”, “sent messages”, “contacts”, etc.

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3.Folders4Gmail

Organize your labels in a folder-like hierarchy

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4.Gmail Super Clean

Beautifies and customizes Gmail’s interface.

5.Gmail HTML Signatures

Automatically inserts HTML signatures into your Gmail messages based on which address you are sending from. Can be replaced by a stand-alone Firefox add-on (Blank Canvas Gmail Signatures)

6.Gmail Filter Assistant

Add an embedded filter management module in message display page, which makes adding a filter much easier

7.Gmail Addons

Addon any functionality to the gmail interface. The script comes with Calendar and Chat.

Google Reader Greasemonkey Scripts

8.Google Reader: Show Feed Favicons

Decorates the Google Reader subscription list with icons corresponding to the website from which each feed originates. This replicates an effect currently available in other feed-readers such as Bloglines.

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9.Google Reader Subscribers Count

Shows how many subscribers to the feed with google reader.

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10.Google Reader Redux

A simple Greasemonkey script that adds a “Feeds” in Gmail. When clicked, Reader’s list view is loaded on the right.

11.Google Reader Preview Enhanced

Adds a “Preview button” to Google Reader that allows you to view actual article in a frame. Clicking again on that button goes back to RSS view. Does work both in List view and expanded view. You can also see and post comments right from Google Reader.

12.Google Reader for wider screens

Changes the maximum width of Google Reader items, for better viewing on wider screens with higher resolutions.

13.Google reader full feed changer

This script gets contents of reading item on Google Reader.

14.Google Reader Minimalistic

Removes all the chrome from Google Reader and just gives you a bare bones interface


3. Google Search

15.Google Thumbnails

Adds web site thumbnail images to google search results.

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16.GoogleTagCloudMaker

Make Tag Cloud from Google search result by enabling you to find relative word of your search query!!


17.Google 100

Let Google show 100 results per page instead of the default 10. If you think 100 is too much, you can also customize the number of results per page

18.Google Air Skin

Script to use Air Skin in GMail (Google Mail), Google Calendar, and on Google.com and now also an Google Reader

19.AutoPagerize (Pagination)

AutoPagerize is a Greasemonkey script that loads next page automaticaly and appends it into current page with no-overhead.

20.Google Ad Remover

Removes ads from Google search result pages

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Comments and Discussions
  • Umut, 24 September 2008

    Gmail right click menu is my favorite..

  • 100kjob, 24 September 2008

    Great list of all the useful Google related Greasemonkey scripts. I like Folders4Gmail in particular.

  • Jin, 25 September 2008

    You should try the awesome Google reader filter
    http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/23671
    Filters dups, and content you don’t want to read

    Great list!! I use the google reader icons and preview.

  • Nathan Beck, 25 September 2008

    Nooo way! Gotta try this out :)

  • Stf, 25 September 2008

    Nice !
    The first one which switch account will be very useful for me !
    I’ll try it

    Thanx !

  • carlosmg2, 25 September 2008

    you need GoogleMonkeyR
    Removes google sponsored links, shows results in columns and auto-load more results

    http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/9310

  • carlosmg2, 25 September 2008

    and replace Gmail Air Skin for Gmail Air Skin 2
    http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/28715

  • Nick Sergeant, 25 September 2008

    The ‘Google 100′ script is kind of obsolete for a few reasons. It doesn’t affect searches from FF toolbar search, and you can control your search result preferences via your Google account.

  • Dainis Graveris, 25 September 2008

    Great roundup! Greasemonkey is very nice FF plugin – and this is even better, nice scripts!

  • Dwayne from Probably Sucks, 25 September 2008

    I am a huge fan of the Gmail right click script. The rest pretty much suck, especially the ones that theme your gmail and Google search *shudders in disgust*

  • J.J., 27 September 2008

    Great Resource. Will have to try some of these over the coming week

  • Daniel, 28 September 2008

    Is this Just for firefox? Thank’s

  • sraz, 28 September 2008

    You forgot about Google Instant Type
    http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/25596
    and Google Search Sidebar for FF3
    http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/11888
    that with the Screenshots is how my Google results page looks.

  • Lyricist, 29 September 2008

    Great, thanks

  • insic, 29 September 2008

    Ive tried to use this plugin and its so nice. thanks for this.

  • Doug C., 29 September 2008

    My favorite GreaseMonkey scripts are Block Facebook Ads, New Facebook Layout Ad Killer, Digg Adblocker, Disable Text Ads, Flickr Ad Killer, ‘The New Facebook is here’ promo bar remover, and TwitPic.

  • GreggHL, 30 August 2010

    This is all great. There are 2 features I’d like to request though. I’ve looked everywhere and I cannot find a way to do either.

    1 Automatically have unread emails rise to the top.

    2 Be able to customize the color, font size, and font type for unread mail to further contrast with the appearance of read mail.

    It is just too darn easy to miss unread mail!

    Gregg

  • salary negotiation, 08 October 2010

    Just read these ideas you wrote. They are most interesting and useful. I enjoy how you put them into a viewpoint.

  • Tenis, 25 January 2011

    Larry King once wisely uttered, “I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.” That is exactly how I feel. I am grateful to have learned something new today. – Tenis

  • Wilbur Whateley, 07 March 2011

    Much gratitude for the information. I fond it quite helpful.

  • mike t, 23 April 2011

    I know I’m a dunce but i cant figure out how to use grease monkey in Google Chrome for my KOC scripts?!? (kingdoms of camelot)
    I have all the scripts but cant make them work?

    Can you help?!?

    Thanks

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