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Tampermonkey (Greasemonkey for Chrome)

by Abhinab Choudhury on June 5, 2012

Tampermonkey is an all in one user script manager for Google Chrome. This is a simple add-on to the Chrome which allows you to change the look and feel of a website inside your browser. It is also sometime referred to as Greasemonkey for Chrome.

Tampermonkey Extension for Chrome

Tampermonkey Chrome

If you have enjoyed Greasemonkey scripts on Firfox and you are mising the fun for Chrome, Tampermonkey is all set to make you smile again. Tampermonkey now offers you to use almost thousands of Greasemonkey scripts which earlier failed to load inside Chrome.

The background code and the pages can be controlled with this script addon and you can easily customize the loading pages. None of the codes are changed in reality but the Tampermonkey add on enables the browser to easily customize the functionality according to your requirement.

Tampermonkey Scripts

There are only a handful of user scripts which has been written for Chrome. Since Tampermonkey can effectively use almost all greasemonkey scripts you can try experimenting with the available Greasemonkey scripts for Firefox and test them out on your Chrome browser.

Best Tampermonkey Scripts

You can find a nice collection of scripts for this application on the user script website. The top 5 script which are listed are:

1. Auto-load images

2. Youtube Advanced Stats

3. YouTube persists World wide

4. Realm of the Mad God

For a complete list of available user-scripts you can check out userscripts for more information.

TamperMonkey Vs GreaseMonkey

Greasemonkey scripts works with Firefox and are not tested under other browsers for compaitibility. So it might happen that such a  script might work with Chrome but the results are never guaranteed to work for ever. Tampermonkey, on the other hand provides stable interaction with the Chrome browser and can efficiently implement greasemonkey functions which fail to work under Chrome.

tampermonkey Script extensions

Tampermonkey Pros and Cons

Tampermonkey is presently being looked up to by Chrome community as a simple tool which promises high end customization for frequently visited websites.

Tampermonkey Advantages

  1. Easy Installation: It is easy to install
  2. In-browser Customization: It allows In browser customization of websites in any way we want without changing the code
  3. Large Script Library: There are large scripts base which can be used directly form the Firefox platform

Tampermonkey Disadvantages

  1. Unsecured Scripts: The scripts are not secure and can cause problems in the long run
  2. Browser Version Conflicts: Specific scripts are user designed so there is chance of conflict on browser versions
  3. Complex Settings: The settings are too confusing for a normal users and some people may not understand it at all

Download and Install Tampermonkey For Google Chrome

You can use any of the two sources mentioned under to download Tampermonkey for your Google Chrome web browser:

Chrome Webstore
Chrome Extensions

It also works for other chromium based browsers like SRWare Iron and RocketMelt with some tweaks.

Our Tampermonkey Scripts Wishlist

We at Chromeplugins have a high expectation from this program which has come as a life saver for Chrome users. Although the program is still in its infancy, we would like to see the following scripts on Tampermonkey soon:

  1. Travian Greasemonkey Script
  2. Photobucket Script
  3. Text Ad Remover
  4. Download all Images
  5. Flash Downloader
  6. iFrame checker

Let us know about your scripts wishlist that you would like to see by posting them in the comment section.

There are some problems which still needs attention from the dev class. Tampermonkey is all new to the chrome platform and it has a long way to go. Hope this extension marks another success story on the Chrome timeline.

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1 Jan Biniok 06.05.12 at 8:16 am

Google Alerts are really useful. :)

3.) Complex Settings
I’ll create a new setting “Config mode” and assign the different settings to “novice” and “advanced”. This should make the configuration easier.

2 QW 06.06.12 at 3:18 am

thanxxxx

3 andelus 11.14.12 at 10:57 am

Great plugin!

4 Minardi 09.10.13 at 7:36 am

This Travian Script doesn’t work with Tampermonkey.
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/98310
Can anybody fix it!?

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