Why You Should Use Userscripts And Not Extensions When Possible

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Why You Should Use Userscripts And Not Extensions When Possible


If you want to add functionality to your web browser you usually have the option to either installation extensions – or add-ons and plugins as some browsers call them – or userscripts. Extensions are small programs that are loaded on the start of the web browser while userscripts only become active on the pages they have been designed for.
That is the biggest and most important difference between those two. Lets look at an example on how this sorts out. Lets say you are a big Facebook user and want to improve your experience on the social networking site by adding features and shortcuts to it.
Facebook Fixer is a userscript that might be exactly what the user is looking for. It can do all sorts of things like displaying bigger album pictures and photos, showing ages and signs, enabling keyboard shortcuts or automatic reloads on page errors.
 
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