2 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 on the wiki, along with some instructions on how to use them. Note: Greasemonkey scripts are not created or supported by Metafilter. If you have a problem with one, contact the creator of the script, and beware - some scripts can cause problems or pose security risks for you.

There are alternatives to GreaseMonkey, such as TaperMonkey (which works in Safari), and Violentmonkey.

Note that scripts may not work on mobile devices.
(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 turn off "Use secure browsing?" option on your preferences page.
(tags: ) April 13, 2015 - permalink - back to questions