14 Essential Greasemonkey Scripts for Google Search

Greasemonkey is an addon for Firefox allowing users to install scripts that make on-the-fly changes to most HTML-based web pages. To use the scripts you find in this post install the Greasemonkey extension first. This list of
Greasemonkey scripts is dedicated to Google search (if you find that 11 FireFox addons for Google search and 9 Google Bookmarklets are not enough):

  • SearchJump allows to quickly jump between differenet search engines by adding a search sidebar to Google search;
  • Click Search allows to quicly switch to Google search (or to amazon.com, wikipedia.org, youtube.com, flickr.com or twitter.com) with a right click in any search box.
  • Try This Search On adds a toolbar allowing to perform the same search on other search engines;

Try This Search On

  • Mouseless Google navigation – two hotkeys to navigate Google results easily; Keyboard Shortcuts Enhancement is another similar extension with more features;
  • "Keep Your Google Search Dates" is one of my favorite scripts – it keeps the advanced date search drop down always at Google home page and search results page for your easier access to this great option (and another one);
  • Google Cache Mapper adds navigation bar to Google cache allowing to quickly navigate to the highlighted search terms;
  • Google Cache Continue Redux: "when viewing a page in Google’s cache (e.g. Google cache of userscripts.org), this adds yellow "cache" links next to each page link. Clicking the yellow cache link opens the Google cache version of the associated page link, allowing the user to continue browsing the site through Google’s cache."

Google Cache Continue Redux

Google Search Sidebar for FF3 from Wikipedia, Dictionary.com, Flickr, and Youtube

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15 thoughts on “14 Essential Greasemonkey Scripts for Google Search

  1. @Stephen, guess that was me :) not sure how to answer your question :) I guess I use different scripts at different computers – don’t know why (?)

  2. I am going to find Keep your Google Search Dates really handy – I was searching for this specific function after being frustrated getting old results for some recent news. I would have thought it relevant enough to come up top in Google rather than a similar news item from last year.

    I have installed some of the others too and will give them a go.