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?

Secure browsing is a basic and now-ubiquitous encryption standard on the web, indicated in urls by "https://" rather than "http://". These days, MetaFilter defaults to secure browsing, using an HTTPS connection for all pages. However, if you have a specific need to use e.g. a 3rd party script or browser add-on that does not correctly support secure connection, you can disable the "Use secure browsing?" option on your preferences page.
(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