(Originally posted 2005-06-29.)

As a relative newcomer to the world of web programming I’ve been learning javascript. The reason I chose this language is (quite apart from already knowing java/swing) there is a very useful javascript tool called GreaseMonkey.

Greasemonkey allows you to modify web pages you’re browsing. Such modifications include

  • Inserting HTML into a page.
  • Deleting parts of a page.
  • Mergins stuff from another website.

At its most basic you can essentially get rid of annoyances in web pages that you consider to be poorly designed.

Greasemonkey scripts are written in javascript.

Note: This only works for Firefox. Personally I almost exclusively use Firefox. (I really like its tabbed browsing feature and the ability to write/obtain extensions that customise your browsing experience.)

GreaseMonkey is available from

Published by Martin Packer

I'm a mainframe performance guy and have been for the past 35 years. But I play with lots of other technologies as well.

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