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A userscript is a script (as in javascript script) provided by third-party users. It is based on a browser add-on like Tampermonkey.

In a userscript there is a list of websites it can modify (for example www.wanikani.com/*). When you visit a page from that site the script is executed. The userscript can access many things on the webpage like URL, content, and can also change the page you are looking at. This way you can automatically change the pages in a certain way. A very simple script could change the background color or the page title. Many userscripts for wanikani add new functionality to WKs pages that are not provided by WK itself, like ignoring wrong answers or displaying additional information.

You can check the available scripts here:

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