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Redesign Google

Back in January designer Andy Rutledge took on the task of redesigning Google’s home page to make it, how shall we say, more designed. Of course, Rutledge doesn’t work for Google and we’ll never see it on–or will we? Tristan Dunn has put together a Greasemonkey script that replaces Google’s home page with Rutledge’s pretty “Google Redux” every time you visit. It’s pretty weird loading up Google’s home page to find something completely new and fresh. The script even checks for Google’s fancy holiday logos.

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March 16, 2006 Posted by | greasemonkey, Scripts, Web | Leave a comment

My Fav Firefox extensions

    These links directly link to the .xpi file, so when u click them firefox would ask to install them when u disable the blocking.

    February 7, 2006 Posted by | Browsers, Firefox extensions, greasemonkey, Web | Leave a comment

    Download youtube and google videos

    One of the frustrating things about websites that use Flash video is
    that they rarely provide links to let you download the video files for
    offline viewing or transcoding/syncing to portable devices like the Sony PSP, video iPod, or Creative Zen Vision.

    Case and point: Google Video and YouTube. Neither of these websites allow you to download the video files. This type of lock-down is soooo Web 1.0.

    Google Video Getter
    YouTube To Me

    to install these scripts you will need the Greasemonkey extension for Firefox.
    After installing Greasemonkey, relaunch Firefox, then right-click the
    links above and select “Install User Script.” Now whenever you browse
    to a Google Video or YouTube webpage, you will see a prominent download
    link at the top.

    unmediated: Greasemonkeying with Google Video and YouTube

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    January 5, 2006 Posted by | greasemonkey, Scripts | 10 Comments

    Apple Trailer Download

    Have you ever wanted to down load a movie trailer jusst to see it a gain or show it to your friends or what ever. then you must have tryed to make sence of the giberish in the trailer link when you try to download it..but help is at hand now or on top of every trailer when you install this greasemonkey script.
    It Inserts hyperlinks to the full quicktime movies on Apple’s movie trailer pages

    The script does two things:

    1. It inserts a new box below the links to Hight Definition trailer streams with links to the full quicktime movies
    2. It
      places a small apple logo at the upper left corner of normal (non HD)
      embedded movie trailers, which is also linked to the full quicktime
      movie of the trailer

    There are three kind of trailer pages on Make sure to check the screenshots to see how this userscript works:

    Install Apple Trailer script Apple Trailer Download

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    January 5, 2006 Posted by | greasemonkey, Scripts | Leave a comment