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by Tony Chang
tony@ponderer.org

All opinions on this site are my own and do not represent those of my employer.

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my first user script

Feb 17, 2005, 11:32pm EST

 

 

My first (real) greasemonkey user script is for adding user pics to livejournal user links. That is, if you hover over a livejournal user link (like this one: [info]idealisms), the user’s userpic appear above your cursor.

Futhermore, the script use XMLHttpRequests and doesn’t require user intervention because all the requests are made to livejournal.com.

I had actually done something similar in my livejournal S2 style, but I gave up when I realized that there was no way to get userpic urls for most user links in S2. I was reminded of the idea today when I read about a related PHP script.

Hmm, it’s unclear to me whether I should have posted this here on my tech blog or on my more personal livejournal.

Wetzel at Feb 24, 2005, 10:08am EST

When I try to use the menu at the top of http://www.livejournal.com/, it tries to load my userpic when I move the cursor over “journal” instead of drawing the submenu below it with “Update, Recent, Archive” etc. in it. If I click on journal, then the submenu appears, but by then it’s too late to select something from it.

I’m running the normal firefox 1.0 build from mozilla. But, I do have 20 extensions installed (with five or six greasemonkey scripts), and it could be a combination of extensions interfering here - but still when I disable your code in greasemonkey, the menu works again.

And I think you’re right, maybe I was just finding users without userpics, Doh!

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