There is some great news coming in from the chromium blog. Chromium, Google Chrome’s official blog has announced that they now support Greasemonkey Userscripts officially.
What’s the best part of this announcement? The post was written by Aaron Boodman who wrote Greasemonkey in 2004.
Installation is quick and easy, just like installing an extension. That’s because under the covers, the user script is actually converted into an extension. This means that management tasks like disabling and uninstalling work just like they do with extensions.
In their official announcement of userscripts support with google chrome, there are some few points i would like to emphasize on.
Only Google Chrome 4 officially Supports Userscripts : This means, if you are using any Google chome version other than Google Chrome 4, you will NOT find userscript compatibility with your browser. To overcome this, you will need to upgrade your browser to Google Chrome 4, which is in beta and is available for download.
Not all Userscripts will work on Chrome : You must understand that not 100% userscripts will run flawlessly on Google Chrome 4. You might have to ignore a 15% to 25% userscripts because of differences in Firefox and Google Chrome. Although developers of those scripts can easily tweak their scripts to make them compatible with chrome.
So, what are you waiting for? Just go ahead and get the Google Chrome 4 and start experimenting with the userscripts on Google Chrome. In case you are looking for userscripts for orkut, you need not search any further
In case yo find any difficulties in installing or operating userscripts in Google chrome, Please wait for our upcoming posts on tutorials on the same.