Hacking LibraryThing

Hacking LibraryThing is a place to share and talk about use of various plugins and techniques to modify and customize the LibraryThing experience. Want a place to post a snippet of your Greasemonkey script that replaces all images of users with timspalding's smiling face? Post it here. Got something that solves that annoying Touchstone bug where it never expands? Start a conversation about it here.

Most hacks consist of Greasemonkey scripts, but there are some Stylish addons for doing less complex restyling. These scripts can be used with browser addons for Firefox and Chrome. To a lesser extent they may also work with other browsers like Opera and Safari or on mobile devices. Internet Explorer is generally a non-starter for such modifications. It's also usually best to have an up-to-date version of the browser as hacks may not work on older browsers.

Help links:


How to install a script in Chrome

List of scripts and styles.


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Script to copy a book to a manual entry85 no llegits / 85Maddz, maig 11
Using the API to add books12 no llegits / 12m_z, maig 7
Python script to import JSON book data using Selenium7 no llegits / 7ltji_test, març 20
Outliers3 no llegits / 3bnielsen, octubre 2020
Where's brightcopy when you need him?3 no llegits / 3Crypto-Willobie, octubre 2020
In the thingAuth API, what is the AUTHORIZATION URL HASH?1 no llegit / 1halloleo, març 2020
Fun stuff: Do any of your tags imply others?6 no llegits / 6bnielsen, juny 2019
Amazon bookmarklet20 no llegits / 20Ellen-Key-Schule, abril 2019
Newbie question: automate changing collection info7 no llegits / 7divinenanny, març 2019
Personal win: I created an automatic - manually add book script18 no llegits / 18Maddz, novembre 2018
find necessary APIs to build iOS workflow for searching my library?3 no llegits / 3maspotts, febrer 2018
RFS: Improvements to LT Series Pages1 no llegit / 1Keeline, desembre 2017
Grease Monkey Library Thing Work Editions Grid28 no llegits / 28Collectorator, novembre 2017
Request: Editions for the new search1 no llegit / 1Collectorator, juny 2017
Bringing back the blue!12 no llegits / 12Tid, febrer 2017
GM script: custom author roles21 no llegits / 21Keeline, gener 2017
LibraryThing Hack Projects - sound off!81 no llegits / 81aethercowboy, agost 2016
Members covers on Author or Series Page2 no llegits / 2omargosh, juliol 2016
a better work combination workflow16 no llegits / 16omargosh, maig 2016
Script to make helpers log easier to quickly read7 no llegits / 7omargosh, maig 2016
shell/gawk script (for prices I stored in Private Comments)1 no llegit / 1omargosh, agost 2015
Tweak script for WorldCat lookup code to accommodate new feature: Editions changes?6 no llegits / 6omargosh, agost 2015
"Userscripts.org" seems to be down14 no llegits / 14jjmcgaffey, agost 2015
LT GreaseMonkey scripts no longer accessible from userscripts.org2 no llegits / 2rosalita, octubre 2014
Greasemonkey mostly not working - help?9 no llegits / 9Collectorator, agost 2014
LibraryThing Random Title | Google Chrome Extension1 no llegit / 1cblupo, maig 2014
Work Editions Grid5 no llegits / 5Collectorator, maig 2014
request for feedback/poking/prodding19 no llegits / 19omargosh, març 2014
Adding books from iPhone using a barcode scanner20 no llegits / 20jjmcgaffey, febrer 2014
GM script for Combiners: More "editions" links12 no llegits / 12JerryMmm, juny 2013
LT Cover Navigation - A Total Conversion33 no llegits / 33SylviaC, juny 2013
General purpose "How do I use this?" topic18 no llegits / 18aleng, abril 2013
HOWTO: Remove native scripts from Chrome1 no llegit / 1brightcopy, abril 2013
HOWTO: Install a script in Chrome1 no llegit / 1brightcopy, abril 2013
Floating navigation bar12 no llegits / 12Keeline, abril 2013
LT Auto Link Replies19 no llegits / 19brightcopy, abril 2013
LT Sort Author Works32 no llegits / 32brightcopy, abril 2013
Hacking on Android1 no llegit / 1brightcopy, març 2013
Group updates1 no llegit / 1brightcopy, març 2013
Hacking LibraryThing Wiki Library6 no llegits / 6JonathanGorman, febrer 2013
LibraryThing Group Links on Talk Page13 no llegits / 13rosalita, gener 2013
Kill Codes5 no llegits / 5jjwilson61, gener 2013
Always Show Collections in Add Books (Stylish Script)3 no llegits / 3SylviaC, maig 2012
LT Ratings Details Script5 no llegits / 5Louve_de_mer, març 2012
One-click adding generic editions of works?12 no llegits / 12justjim, febrer 2012
LibraryThing List Checkmarks to Left - Stylish Script2 no llegits / 2justjim, gener 2012
Greasemonkeyskripts and Safari8 no llegits / 8birder4106, gener 2012
request: "add to library" and "add to wishlist" buttons that use ISBN7 no llegits / 7rsterling, gener 2012
idea for FF plugin: add to LT box/icon5 no llegits / 5legallypuzzled, gener 2012
Firefox Search Plugin7 no llegits / 7rsterling, agost 2011
Bookmarklet to move Publisher Series next to Series1 no llegit / 1brightcopy, juny 2011
LT Read Helper20 no llegits / 20leahbird, maig 2011
Greasemonkey scripts in Chrome via Tampermonkey1 no llegit / 1brightcopy, abril 2011
ISBN search plugin2 no llegits / 2DaynaRT, abril 2011
Quick add bookmarklet for LibraryThing2 no llegits / 2Keeline, març 2011
Request: Re-order 'Your world' on Talk pages.1 no llegit / 1justjim, octubre 2010
Request: Recently added on Profile page7 no llegits / 7brightcopy, octubre 2010
re. Adding books from iPhone using a barcode scanner1 no llegit / 1laserone, juliol 2010
Configuration scripts2 no llegits / 2JonathanGorman, març 2010
Auto-update of scripts1 no llegit / 1brightcopy, març 2010
Stylish add-on (oh, and Hi!)5 no llegits / 5brightcopy, març 2010
Request for script - highlight low-res cover images4 no llegits / 4brightcopy, març 2010
Request for Script - User defined Alt Text7 no llegits / 7EveleenM, març 2010
Anyone used any non-firefox greasemonkey?3 no llegits / 3brightcopy, febrer 2010
A scriptmonkey by another name2 no llegits / 2Collectorator, gener 2010
Good idea to give LT a kill switch on our greasemonkey scripts?9 no llegits / 9brightcopy, gener 2010
Support other languages than English4 no llegits / 4brightcopy, gener 2010
How to set your icon with LibraryThing MyIcon17 no llegits / 17aethercowboy, gener 2010
LibraryThing Employee Highlighter (updates, comments, requests, etc.)2 no llegits / 2brightcopy, gener 2010
Hi1 no llegit / 1Collectorator, gener 2010
Fixing Touchstones so they show a link to the work1 no llegit / 1JonathanGorman, gener 2010
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