Greasemonkey Manual:Installing Scripts

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Greasemonkey Manual
Using Greasemonkey
Installing Scripts
Monkey Menu
Getting Help
User Script Authoring

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The Installation Dialog

When navigating to a user script, Greasemonkey will open its installation dialog instead of loading the script like a normal page. A thumbnail of this dialog is shown to the left. It displays the name and description of the script, if available, as well as the include and exclude rules that apply. Note: Greasemonkey must be enabled to install scripts.

GM Installation Dialog
  • The Install button

This button will, of course, install the script in question. Like the Firefox extension installation dialog, this button is disabled for a few seconds to avoid the same potential security vulnerability.

  • The Cancel button

This button will cancel the installation of a script.

  • The View Script Source button

This button will allow viewing of the source code contained in the script. At this point, Greasemonkey has already downloaded the user script in question to display the name and other details.

When a user shows the script source, it displays the temporary file that Greasemonkey has already downloaded depicted in this screenshot. In this window there is an information bar at the top similar to the Firefox extension installation security warning. Clicking the install button here will also install the script.

With some scripts installed, Script Management is the next step.