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Poster: Dupenhagen Moonbat Date: Apr 5, 2016 3:48pm
Forum: general Subject: Howto

As I mentioned in another post, kudos for the Greasemonkey and Linx Amender scripts, worked well, thanks! I've a problem, however. According to Google Chrome folks, their browser can purportedly make use of Linx Amender without need of Greasemonkey, but thus far I've had no success actually making that work. It's nothing more than an idle curiosity in any case, and what I'd really like to know is how to apply your GNU methods above using Windows, so that I can use Google Chrome after all, by skinning the cat another way. A great many of us anxiously await your Classic Internet Archive plugin, as one (or two, counting PDpolice) speak up (of late) indicating therefore thousands. It's like the old saw in (heavyweight market) talk radio that one caller's voicing any given opinion speaks for many. We (the Archive community) are watching (not just the Classic drama, but Forums as well) -- in my case, as both a participant and a spectator -- The champion is slowly rising from the canvas, dazed and dizzy, stunned into realizing he's in a fight for his heavyweight boxing life, "... Five! Six! Seven!" You're witnessing a rare moment, folks, one in which a long time champion suddenly faces the possibility of the demise of his career, as a younger, stronger, hungrier challenger walks him down, embarrassing him into performing.
This post was modified by Dupenhagen Moonbat on 2016-04-05 22:48:16

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Poster: pegzmasta Date: Apr 5, 2016 4:51pm
Forum: general Subject: Re: Howto

Google should have just adopted Greasemonkey (since it is Free Software), so that users could freely engage in augmented web browsing; instead, the official alternative is nonfree (makes sense, since Chrome is also nonfree). I had a link in my original Greasemonkey post, but you had to dig for it in order to find it. Here it is: Cross-browser user scripting (for Chrome). The solution for Chrome users would be to use Tampermonkey, but I am against it since the EULA for Tampermonkey restricts users (personal use only; non-commercial). The only reason for implementing an EULA or any other kind of Proprietary Information Agreement on software, is to restrict users. Since I am against the practice of taking away the users freedom through software: I can't personally recommend this solution to you (or anyone else). Not only that, but they also update their script manager several times in ways that can break perfectly working user scripts like Lynx Amender. Even "tampermonkey.net" admits that a majority of all user scripts online are designed primarily for Greasemonkey:
A lot of userscripts are written for the Firefox userscript manager called Greasemonkey, that's why Tampermonkey offers a compatibility layer and tries to detect the necessary settings automatically.
It makes sense for a script manager to be Free Software, since it is in the very nature of a user script to give you extra freedom on the web– ethically speaking, Tampermonkey does NOT make sense (let's give users freedom via a nonfree program… does not compute). Greasemonkey is the preferred solution since it is Free Software that manages Free Software user scripts via a Free Software web browser (Firefox has recently become nonfree, but there exists free/libre versions of it: GNU IceCat). I repeat this, because freedom is very important when it comes to computing, and I am finding it increasingly common for people to keep users out of the equation– I do not like this.
This post was modified by pegzmasta on 2016-04-05 23:51:17

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Poster: Dupenhagen Moonbat Date: Apr 6, 2016 8:21pm
Forum: general Subject: Good St. Richard

As an acolyte of Good St. Richard and his Four Freedoms (whose numbering system my backup has adopted [note: this is a separate anchor]), I'm more than inclined to agree re free software, and am becoming less enamored of Google Chrome by the minute.
This post was modified by Dupenhagen Moonbat on 2016-04-07 03:21:12