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Firefox + Greasemonkey changes the web

Posted by Xavier Ashe on May 18, 2005

There is a Firefox extension called Greasemonkey
that add scripts to websites.  It adds features to Gmail, removes
ads, and much more.  I use it to unembed multimedia from webpages
so I can save streaming media and shockwave to my PC. 
Greasemonkey fixes any URLs that not linked properly and adds a
waypoint feature to Google Maps.  It adds Google Suggest to any
google search and removes all Google AdWord boxes.  Now I have
learned of a wonderful new script, explained in this Wired article:

“There's a script targeting Amazon pages that lets you know if a book
you are looking at on Amazon is available at your local library,”
Pilgrim said. “Think about that. That's amazing, and it happens
automatically. You configure it once for your library, and Greasemonkey
goes and gets the data.”
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