Visual Guide on How To Install A Userscript


  1. Before you start
  2. Install a user script
  3. Edit a user script
  4. General Troubleshooting

1. Before you start


Firefox users

1. Go to  and download the latest version of Tampermonkey.
If this link doesn't work, go to and search for 'Tampermonkey'.


CHECKPOINT: make sure you see the Tampermonkey icon in the toolbar.

Chrome users

1. Go to and download the latest version of Tampermonkey. If this link doesn't work, go to and search for 'Tampermonkey'. Look under 'Extensions' for the correct link.

CHECKPOINT: make sure you see a the black square icon with two holes (a creepy face?) in the toolbar.

Safari users

1. Go to and download the latest version of Tampermonkey. If this link doesn't work, go to and search for 'Tampermonkey'.

CHECKPOINT: make sure you see the Tampermonkey icon in the toolbar.

Mobile browsers

There are lists according to GreasyFork; but only some are tested to work.

Mobile (Android)

Mobile (iOS)

Selected browsers that are tested to work includes:

  • Android
    • Kiwi Browser + Tampermonkey or Violentmonkey
      • It has UserScript loading built-in, so may work natively.

Other browsers

1. Check if your browsers add-on store has Tampermonkey. If so, install it. There are no pictures for the 'others' category, sorry. It's probably very similar to how it's done with Firefox or Chrome, though, so check out those sections or ask for help below in case you get stuck.

2. If Tampermonkey is not available for your browser, a very similar program will probably exist, so don't worry. A possible alternative is Violentmonkey. There might be others out there too. Just google it!

Note: From here on out, the guide assumes you have installed Tampermonkey. If you have installed a different script manager, some actions might be different. Be aware of this.

2. Install a user script

1. Make sure you have installed a script manager like Tampermonkey. If not, go to the first section of this post.

2. The author of a user script will leave a link to download it in his OP (Original Post) of the thread.
This will usually be a link to
On greasyfork, click 'Install this script'.

3. Confirm by clicking “Install” again.


3. Edit a user script

1. Go to 'Dashboard'.


2. Click on the name of the script you want to edit.


3. Make edits.

4. To save the edited script: If you are old enough to know what a floppy disk is, click that icon. If not, see the image below (Note: image from earlier Tampermonkey version).
Or hit the “Ctrl+S” combo if you’re more of a keyboard warrior.



General troubleshooting

I installed a user script, but nothing changes!

Solution 1
Be sure that Tampermonkey (or whatever script manager you have) is enabled.

Tampermonkey users

1. Click on the grey square with two holes to enable Tampermonkey.

2. Also make sure that the icon before the title of your user script is not greyed out. This means the user script itself is disabled. Click on it to enable it.

Solution 2
Not all user scripts work from the get-go. Most of the time, you need to enter your API key before the script can do its magic. Some scripts fetch the API key automatically after installing, and some don't. Be sure to check the script's thread for more information on this.

Why is this wrong? This is seriously frustrating
"You should already know this reading" WTF lesson?!
[Userscript] WaniKani Rendaku Information
New People Questions! ~~~<3 [Lost?! Confused?! We're here to help!]
[Userscript] Exact Review Time
About to enter the painful levels... searching for advice on how to handle the pain
[Userscript] WK Anki Mode
[Userscript] WaniKani Show Specific SRS Level in Reviews
[Userscript] WaniKani Review Asc/Desc SRS Order
What are scripts and how do you use them?
Not being able to read Kanji, even though you know Kanji?
Do I need writing practice for radicals when studying 1st time
What are scripts and how do you use them?
WaniKani random font
[Userscript] WaniKani Leech List
New People Questions! ~~~<3 [Lost?! Confused?! We're here to help!]
New People Questions! ~~~<3 [Lost?! Confused?! We're here to help!]
"Shake, try again" vs "Red, that's wrong"
[Userscript] WaniKani Lesson Filter
Advice for us low-levels?
How long did it take to get to your current level?
Advancing lessons
Unofficial FAQ
[userscript] WK Lesson Spoiler Tags
Why is this counted as incorrect? にち/日
Hello! New to the site and I need help
Anyone who use Wanikani on a PC
Please read this before using third-party applications/extensions/scripts
WK Real Numbers (userscript)
WK Real Numbers (userscript)
WK Real Numbers (userscript)
Can you still install override script?
Can you still install override script?
Fonts differ across platforms?
How to start
General Improvement Thread
Kanji drawing
[Userscript]: Double-Check (Version 2.x)
How long does it take for kanji to get into my lessions?
Reviews piled up big time
A 'looking for the kun'yomi' option would do wonders
[Userscript]: Reorder Ultimate 2 [newest]
[UserScript] Hide answers, not learned items and shuffle cards
New People Questions! ~~~<3 [Lost?! Confused?! We're here to help!]
Show screenshots of your Scriptify'd Dashboard
Was there a script to memorize kanji first?
Wait time between lessons
Radicals learning are too restrictive
How to zoom through the levels?
'Corrupted Script'? Now Chrome is so slow
Names of radicals that make no sense
Unfulfilled Level 4 promise :)
New People Questions! ~~~<3 [Lost?! Confused?! We're here to help!]
[Userscript] WK Extra study mover
I am new and (somewhat) helpless
Can vocab just reject readings put in the meaning field instead of counting them wrong?
[Userscript] Forum: IME2Furigana
[Userscript] 100% Review Fanfare 2: Electric Boogaloo
Beginner frustration
[UserScript] Wanikani Review Completion Estimate v0.2
[Userscript] Wanikani Item Inspector
[Userscript] WaniKani Lesson Hover Details
My GOD this is a slog for me, what can i do?
[Userscript] Kaniwani Anki Mode
Quick add-in that might help people a lot
Sunflower - - 里
[Userscript] WaniKani Review Accessibility Change Icon
Reorder script?
[Userscript] Upcoming Lessons
[KW-Userscript] Kaniwani Blur
Stuck on level 1 eternally?
[Userscript] Hitsuji Animated Stroke Order Diagrams
The New And Improved List Of API and Third Party Apps
Reviews are overwhelming
[Userscript]: Part of Speech Filter (for Self-Study Quiz)
[Userscript] WaniKani Dashboard SRS and Leech Breakdown
[Userscript] WaniKani Timed Reviews
[Userscript] Show Number of Learned Kanji, Vocab
Does Wanikani listen to feedback
[Userscript] WaniKani More Kanji Info (JLPT and Pinyin, Oh My!)
[UserScript] WaniKani More Hotkeys
Wanikani accepts a wrong answer
What do you want now? (Request extensions here)
Ways in which WK has disappointed me, personally
Does Wanikani listen to feedback
How to select the type of lesson
Level 60 in 362 straight days of reviews
[Userscript] ConfusionGuesser
So I restarted. Again
Colour blindness
[Userscript] Reorder Buttons
[Userscript] Review Forecast 24H Format
New People Questions! ~~~<3 [Lost?! Confused?! We're here to help!]
How do you learn your WK lessons?
Try again list
Minor Menu Updates
Can there please be an option to cap the number of reviews?
My Journey of 368 days (+ The Ultimate Guide for WK :open_book: )
New People Questions! ~~~<3 [Lost?! Confused?! We're here to help!]
If you could change anything about Wanikani, what would it be?
[Userscript] WaniKani Open Framework Statistics Filters
My hesitation to subcribe
Installing scripts for ~absolute idiots~?
[Userscript] Burn Progress
How to see Apprentice List?
[Userscript] Dashboard Progress Plus
[Userscript] Wanikani Real Score
[Userscript] WaniKani Open Framework Search Filters
[Userscript]: Reorder Ultimate 2 [newest]
[Userscript] Item List Filter (for Self-Study Quiz)
[Userscript] WaniKani Open Framework Date Filters
[Userscript] WK Dashboard Community Notifications
[Userscript] Open Framework Kanjidic2 and Traditional Radicals Filters
Reviews in apprentice?
[Userscript] Simple Show Context Sentence
[Userscript] WK Bookmarks
Thoughts? NHK Easy with Hidden WaniKani Vocab
Anki mode stopped working?
[Userscript] NHK Easy Practice With WaniKani (or any website that uses ruby)
[Userscript] WaniKani Custom Immersive Dashboard
[Userscript] Multiple Answer Input revamped
[UserScript] Remove vocabulary from review queue
[Userscript] SRS Counters
Have you got advice on how to keep on top of reviews?
[Userscript] WaniKani Lesson User Synonyms 3
[Userscript] WaniKani Kanji Review Vocabulary List
[Userscript] WK Percentage Unifier
[Userscript] Tofugu Latest
[Userscript] WaniKani Lesson User Synonyms v2
Can we have an "Oops" Button like Bunpro has?
[Unsupported] [Userscript] Stroke Order Diagram
My Journey of 368 days (+ The Ultimate Guide for WK :open_book: )
[OBSOLETE] Wanikani Override ("ignore answer button")
广 = "Mullet"...What?
Wanikani script error
[Userscript] Niai 似合い Visually Similar Kanji
[Userscript] Keisei 形声 Semantic-Phonetic Composition
[Userscript]: Anime Context Sentences
Jitai (字体): The font randomizer that fits
[Userscript] Item Filter
[Userscript] WK Read that if you can
[Userscript] Advanced Context Sentence 2
[Userscript] KanjiDamage Mnemonics 2
Kenichi or Kyoko?
[Userscript] Anki Mode
Is there a way to enable stroke order?
[Userscript] Wordle-Kani
[Userscript] Community Mnemonics 2 (WKCM2)
[Userscript] Read every day challenge updater
[UserScript] WK Review Audio Switch
[Userscript][KaniWani]: Disable Enter on Wrong Answer
365 day streak (+ cake to celebrate!)
Going About A Lot of Lessons
[Userscript] auto-commit; the end of the enter key
Level up in 18.5 days. Am i going too slow?
Do you find the kana font too small to read? Try this
[Userscript] Forum: IME2Furigana
[UserScript] WK Distraction Blocker
[Userscript] WK Reading Breakdown
[Userscript] Wanikani Dashboard Cumulatives
Question about KaniWani
Kanji readings apparently randomly onyomi/kunyomi
[Userscript] Wanikani Lesson Tab Transmutation
[Userscript] Self-Study Hide Info
[Userscript] Self-Study Quiz
[Userscript]: WaniKani Ultimate Timeline
Why not Kanji stroke order
[Userscript] WaniKani Lesson Examples Audio
Tips for time management while studying with WaniKani?
WaniKani Review icon
[Userscript] WaniKani Prioritize Overdue Reviews (reorder script)
[Userscript] WaniKani Open Framework Additional Filters (Recent Lessons, Leech Training, Related Items, and more)
How fast should I be progressing?
I have no idea what I'm doing
How much time per day on average do you spend doing WaniKani?
[Userscript] Wanikani Multiple Answer Input
[Userscript] Wanikani Wrap-up Button Enhancement
[Userscript] Wanikani Kana Review
[Userscript] Wanikani Lesson Spoiler Removal
How do you know when to read on'yomi or kun'yomi?
Creating better mnemonics for radicals
Studying Above My Level

This is nice. You make nice things. 


You are a hero :slight_smile:

Cassykins said... This is nice. You make nice things. 
 ^^ Friendship +1

IWannaBeLikeYou said... You are a hero :)
 I was planning to make this eventually, but your post made me push it to the top of my TODO list. Glad you like it!
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Mempo said...
Cassykins said... This is nice. You make nice things. 
 ^^ Friendship +1

IWannaBeLikeYou said... You are a hero :)
 Yes! We need upvotes here. You deserve all the upvotes. (I might be biased)

Thank you so much for this! I never understood how people used userscripts, and some of them look so cool and useful. Now I can be like all the other cool kids here at Wanikani! :slight_smile:



I discovered that you can make a clickable Table of Contents for a post by using html anchors.

#Table of Contents
1. [Firefox Users](#section_firefox)
2. [Chrome Users](#section_chrome)
3. [General Troubleshooting](#section_trouble)
<h3 id="section_firefox">Firefox Users</h3>
blah blah

<h3 id="section_chrome">Chrome Users</h3>
blah blah

<h3 id="section_trouble">General Troubleshooting</h3>
blah blah

thanks! Updated OP.


I am a complete newbie and this might be a stupid question. But is there any way to run user scripts on an iPad? Or an iOS app that’s equivalent to a reorder script?


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Pinned topic!

Who’s with me?

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as far as I know there isn’t a good way to run scripts in mobile browsers. These things are in development, but for either didn’t work or not reliably so.

Maybe one of the iOS apps has a reorder script built in. The Android one has it, so surely it is possible to do. I think it’s called AlliCrab. Copied from script list:

  • Mobile AlliCrab by cplaverty: features in-app reviews and lessons using an embedded web browser, ignore button, review timeline, notifications when reviews are available, 1Password support, “today” widget.

  • WaniKani for iOS by haawa: iOS app. features in-app reviews and lessons, lightning mode, ignore button, notifications when reviews are available, in-app browser, and lots more features

Userscript can be installed in Android (using Firefox + USI), but most of the userscipt aren’t working properly. So, better use an app.

Thank you

I found WaniKani for IOS app, but it doesn’t seem to be working. I am just getting a picture of an endlessly spinning dog :slight_smile: Well, back to doing wanikani without shortcuts.

I can’t help you with those apps. Any questions should be posted on their threads.

AlliCrab: [iOS] Mobile AlliCrab for WaniKani

WaniKani for iOS: New iOS app

You will also find further info and instructions on how to install there. I haven’t followed the iOS apps too closely but I’m fairly sure at least one of those two was still working a few months ago (think it was allicrab, could be both). Give those threads a look. Don’t give up!

I’m new be here and i wanted to try out the script.
I had access to this guide from “The New And Improved List Of API and Third Party Apps”.

I’m on Firefox and the scripts didn’t worked for me as long as i used Greasemonkey.
But it did work with Tampermonkey.

Maybe there is an update to do on this guide for the sake of the firefox users.

There was a significant change in Firefox in November that required some changes in functionality in GreaseMonkey, which broke a lot of scripts. There hasn’t been a big effort to make scripts compatible with GM again since they all still work in TamperMonkey and ViolentMonkey, so a lot of people have simply switched to TM or VM.

@Mempo, would you be interested in converting the thread to a wiki so the community can maintain it in the long term? (or PMing Kristen if you don’t have access to grant wiki status?)

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Ask and ye shall receive

You can edit all you want now

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Thank you !
Then I’d like to edit the firefox guide and update it for TamperMonkey.
How can i edit this post ?
Do I need to be a granted or something ?

I think anyone can edit a wiki. Just go to the top post, click on the edit/pencil icon in the upper-right, then click Edit Wiki.

I don’t have it. Maybe because i havn’t paid yet. In that case, i’ll do that in than a week I guess.
I do have a pencil icon on the upper-right that shows me the history, but no Edit Wiki.
Also, I can see the pen to edit my own messages, not for the top post.