- Before you start
- Install a user script
- Edit a user script
- General Troubleshooting
1. Before you start
1. Go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tampermonkey/ and download the latest version of Tampermonkey.
If this link doesn't work, go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ and search for 'Tampermonkey'.
CHECKPOINT: make sure you see the Tampermonkey icon in the toolbar.
1. Go to https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tampermonkey/dhdgffkkebhmkfjojejmpbldmpobfkfo?hl=en and download the latest version of Tampermonkey. If this link doesn't work, go to https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/apps?hl=en 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.
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 https://greasyfork.org/en
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.
I installed a user script, but nothing changes!Solution 1
Be sure that Tampermonkey (or whatever script manager you have) is enabled.
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.
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.