Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Grease up your Chrome; Userscripts coming soon?

Category: Chrome

One of the beautiful elements of having the Chromium project, is that we get a look ahead of what may be shipping in Google Chrome itself, in the same way that WebKit gives us a hint at Safari.Next.

An SVN watcher found a checkin that relates to Greasemonkey-like support:

Adds a bit of Greasemonkey support hidden behind the --enable-greasemonkey flag.
Implementation follows the pattern of the visited links system.

Things still to be done:

  • stop using a hardcoded script directory
  • watch script directory and update shared memory when necessary
  • move file io to background thread
  • support for @include patterns — now, all scripts are applied to all pages


It will be interesting to see the level of support for the various APIs, but in general it is fantastic that we have user scripts available in different forms, across browsers. What other platform has that kind of flexibility available to its users?

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:16 am

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this could be really good, the @include patterns especially.

Comment by indiehead — October 23, 2008

Whats the difference between this post and


Comment by V1 — October 23, 2008

> What other platform has that kind of flexibility available to its users?

Can’t resist, and feel provoked: Opera. Already since v8, in production, not in a beta.

Comment by A0flj0 — November 6, 2008

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