3 FAQ tagged with greasemonkey

What is a greasemonkey script?

Greasemonkey scripts are little apps that can be run in Firefox (for users who have the Greasemonkey extension installed) and Chrome. They allow you to customize your experience of the site in various useful ways. Here is a list of Greasemonkey scripts for MetaFilter (you can find a few more by searching for Metafilter).
(tags: ) April 20, 2006 - permalink - back to questions

What does secure browsing do?

You can optionally turn on secure browsing on your Preferences page. When the secure browsing preference is on, MetaFilter will use an HTTPS connection for all pages. Be aware that some 3rd party scripts or browser add-ons will not work with a secure connection.
(tags: ) April 13, 2015 - permalink - back to questions

I get an error saying: 400 Bad Request, Size of a request header field exceeds server limit. What is this?

This is caused by an old version of the "Metafilter Scroll Tag" script. The same old script can also cause intermittent logging out for some browsers. The full error message is: 400 Bad Request - Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. - Size of a request header field exceeds server limit.

Newer versions of the script fix this. You can get the latest version of that script here.
(tags: ) December 13, 2012 - permalink - back to questions