A couple of days ago I have installed the beta version of Windows 7 to give it a try and it ships with Internet Explorer 8 so I thought I should try that one too.
Without going into a browser review IE 8 looks like a nice browser with a lot of the functions similar to firefox however when I logged to flickr I understood why firefox was my browser of choice and it can be summarized in one word “Greasemonkey“.
Greasemonkey is a plugin for the Firefox that allows you to change how web-pages behave and/or look by simply installing userscripts.
Today I will share with you, in no particular order, the list of userscripts I use to customize my flickr experience.
This script removes the “spaceball.gif” blocking images on flickr that prevents you from easily saving the images you browse. I use that a lot because I like to save copies of pictures I find inspiring and would like to try to reproduce.
Moves the comment form to directly beneath the image. Useful if you don’t like to scroll all the way down to be able to comment on a picture.
Adds the much missed feature in flickr of being able to submit your picture to more than one group simultaneously.
4. Auto Page
This script removes the photo pagination when browsing a pool or a photostream, pictures are loaded automatically as you scroll down infinitely.
5. Mail Manager
Adds a bunch of useful features to your Flickr mailbox like “Mark all as “Read” “Delete New Contact Msgs” “Delete Group Invites” “Delete All Read Msgs” and “Nuke Mailbox”
Maybe one of the most used Greasemonkey script for flikr, It adds “(reply with name, icon, icon&name)” links at each of the comments under aphoto. When you click on the link, the required code will be added into the comment box giving possibility to more personalized replies.
Adds a small text at the end of your comment saying where you come from.
Shows the picture EXIF as overlay in the top left corner of the picture when you hovered over.
9. Pool Date
Show when the photo was added to the group pool. Very useful for my flickr rounds
10. All Size Plus
Replaces the regular “All Sizes” feature of flickr with a much faster one, it can also convert from html to BB code if you need. Also a script that I use extensively for the flickr rounds
Did I miss you’re favorite userscript ? Share it with us in the comments.