I’ve played around with Firefox’s Greasemonkey add-on here and there but never really delved into it until recently. I found most of the common uses for it to be either too specific to someone else’s use habits or already covered by other extensions. For example, there are probably a million ad blocking scripts out there, but I already have Adblock.
I’ve grown to appreciate Greasemonkey a lot more since I learned that you can make AJAX calls in scripts – now we can do some real damage. But this post is not about that, it’s about a totally different use case that I hadn’t thought of before.
If you’re a web developer with any friends or family you’ve probably heard this one before:
“Something’s wrong with my web site, can you take a look?”
This can be really, really useful in some situations. So now it’s officially added to my volunteer/web-developer/brother-in-law toolbelt.