Category Archives: greasemonkey

Fix URL Link Redirect – extension

Fix Url Links Redirect Google Chrome extension (1) removes the URL link redirect and takes you direct to destination. Remove the middle man and tracking. Second feature is (2) remove link Referrer.

Two Modes

  1. Work on All redirect links (except ones in ‘disable’ list).
  2. OR work Only on specific links/sites that you added to its ‘enable’ list. This is default setting.

Try both methods and see which suites you. You train it by adding links to it as you use it.

Install or Download

Features:

  • Fixes URL links redirect. Allows selectively disabling/enabling fix URL redirect on particular websites.
  • Removes link ‘Referrer‘. Its a totally separate feature than fix redirect. It can be disabled in extension Options.

Positive side-effects:

  • Removes middle-man / tracking as side effect.
  • Quicker page load.

How to use it:
If webpage didn’t behaved or loaded as expected and there is a fix-url icon in Address Bar then click that icon and add the suggested URL to the disable list. As you use the extension more the need to add sites to disable list will get less. Manage list of URLs for which this extension is disabled in extension Options.

  • Dark/black icon in Address Bar => extension is disabled.
  • Dull Brownish icon in Address Bar => extension detects redirect but it didn’t fix as site is not in its list. Click on icon to add/remove site.
  • Red-black icon in Address Bar => extension fixed redirect link.

Why remove HTTP Referrer
When visiting a webpage, the referrer or referring page is the URL of the previous webpage from which a link was followed. Most web servers maintain logs of all traffic, and record the HTTP referer sent by the web browser for each request. Technically the effect of this extension’s ‘remove Referrer’ feature is similar to attribute rel=’noreferrer‘.
For example, if you are looking at BBC.com website and in there you click a link to another website say cocacola.com. Now cocacola site will know that you were viewing BBC website. With this extensions ‘remove referrer’ feature the cocacola company won’t know what website you were viewing.

Note (Sept, 2013), Yahoo changed its website design. So the scenario shown below in screenshot no longer works on Yahoo. Later on, I will update screenshot to a site where you can test the extension.

Fix URL Links Redirect - Google Chrome Extension

Fix URL Links Redirect – Google Chrome Extension

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CNET : Make car shopping on Craigslist less cumbersome

CNET news of http://www.download.com reviewed and published about my browser extension for Craigslist.

Make car shopping on Craigslist less cumbersome

CNET : Make car shopping on Craigslist less cumbersome screenshot

CNET : Make car shopping on Craigslist less cumbersome screenshot

Lifehacker: Craigslist Car Research extension makes used-car shopping easier

Lifehacker: Craigslist Car Research extension makes used-car shopping easier

Browser extension : Craigslist easy phone and email search

Created Google Chrome extension and a Greasemonkey userscript that makes it easy to do search on phone number or email listed in craigslist posting. Its useful for finding out if the listing poster has posted anything else on internet. Easy reverse phone lookup.

craigslist-phone-search

If email is listed then it also creates easy search to find out about the website/company of the poster. Also quick way to do reverse phone lookup on US phone numbers.

    craigslist phone email search addon

    craigslist phone email search links

    craigslist phone email search addon

    real estate secition of craigslist

    Cost of buying US car on Craigslist and import it to Canada

    Created a Greasemonkey Userscript ( Craigslist Car and motorcycle import cost to Canada ) for any Canadian shopping for car on US Craigslist site.
    This is for any Canadian who is looking to buy car or motorcycle from US Craigslist site and import it. It gives approximate overall cost of vehicle in Canadian amount.

    If you find this helpful at all then please write a Review.

    Import car from US to Canada

    Import car from US to Canada


    © 2009 – 2010 tech 4computer

    Used car shopping research extension for Craigslist, eBay, AutoTrader and Yahoo Autos

    Craigslist car research extension is now available as a Firefox Addon, Greasemonkey userscript and Google Chrome extension. Pretty useful for anyone looking for a car.

    Articles about it

    • CNET news CNET news : Make car shopping on Craigslist less cumbersome .. read
    • lifehacker Lifehacker : Craigslist Car Research Extension Makes Used-Car Shopping Easier .. read
    used car shopping browser extension for craigslist, ebay, kijiji, aol, autotrader, cars.com, vehix and yahoo autos

    Sites this extension works on: craigslist, ebay, kijiji, autotrader, cars.com, vehix, aol and yahoo autos

    Used car listings supported by this extension:

    The Google Chrome version of Craigslist Car extension was one of the top 50 featured extension on the launch of Google Chrome Extension Gallery.

    Download

    Other extension that works well with this one:
    – Craigslist car listing filter

    Also created a related userscript that gives estimated cost of Importing US car or motorcycle to Canada.

    Now this mashup is heavy but adding the enable/disable feature buttons is handy to manage the clutter and speedup browser load.

    If the listing is in correct format then it will get that car’s model’s information from sites like MSN Autos, Edmunds.com, Automotive.com, motortrend.com, etc.

    Features:

    • Gives estimated price from multiple sources. Also provides links for further research.
    • Factory car recalls for the car model.
    • Consumer reviews, this is the real gem.
    • Car reliability information. It shows the msn autos page focused at reliability section. This shows what kinda engine problems occur in that particular car. Other info is also there but reliability info is most useful on that page. Takes like 2 sec to get idea of how reliable that car model is.
    • Scans the posting and shows a highlighted message on top informing about:- accident car, rebuilt car, moving sale, one owner, suggests buyer to ask if the car was involved in an accident.
    • Lists similar (year/make/model) ads from craigslist on top. This gives the idea of going price and the supply/demand.
    • Aggregates car listing.
    • Shows thumbnails from Flickr (Gives idea of what the vehicle looks like and the appeal factor)
    • Recently viewed Ads.
    • Add your Notes to the ads using Recently Viewed list.
    • If there is a phone number in the post then it makes it easy to do a search of the phone number on Craigslist to find out if the ad poster has posted any other ads. This sometimes help in determining if its moving sale or a ad by a reseller etc.
    craigslist used car suggestion

    suggestions on craigslist car post

    craigslist car price estimate from various sources

    craigslist car price estimate from various sources

    Craigslist car research extension with features disabled

    Disabled / collapsed state of features in Craigslist Car Research

    craigslist car reviews

    craigslist car research showing consumer car reviews

    craigslist car research showing discussions about the model at Edmunds

    Craigslist Car Research showing relevant discussion from Edmunds

    craigslist car research msn autos, kelly blue book, recalls

    car reliablility, KBB Kelly Blue Book value, msn autos

    browser extension for kijiji car

    craigslist car extension works on Kijiji too

    (my old site).

    Updates

    Version : 0.945
    Jan 20, 2009

    • Now the extension also works on Cars.com, AOL autos, Vehix, freebo.com and pickuptrucks.com.

    Version : 0.935
    Jan 15, 2009

    • Now the extension works on eBay motors (US) and Yahoo Autos also.
    • Makes it easy to do search on VIN number.

    Version : 0.925
    Jan 10, 2009

    • Now it works on Kijiji (US) too beside Craigslist.
    • Lists similar matches from Yahoo Autos, Oodle. This gives idea of pricing and availability.
    • Now it lets user specify ‘Year’ or ‘Model’ if either one is missing or is not recognized from the listing title.
    • Flickr thumbnail gallery.
    • Improved feature collapse/expand functionality.

    Version : 0.910
    Dec 05, 2009

    • Fixed ‘turn car-research On’ link.
    • Added reviews from ReviewCentre?. This is experimental for now as sometimes it returns wrong results.
    • Added Epinion reviews. This is also experimental feature as it sometimes fail to work in Google Chrome.
    • Added AboutAutomobile? TSB (Technical Service Bulletin).
    • Added Google Videos of relevant car.

    Version : 0.909
    Nov 24, 2009

    • Similar car ads listing is now sorted by price
    • Clicking on main category blocks (Price, Reviews, Reliability) toggles subcategory blocks.
    • Added icon to suggestion box at top, to indicate that its part of extension and not from craigslist.
    • Minor changes to color scheme.

    Version : 0.905
    Nov 12, 2009

    • totally changed layout
    • created main category blocks Price, Reviews, Reliability.
    • moved some of the features from top of page to bottom so that the screen looks more clean and less busy.
    • added +/x buttons to enable/disable features. Removed old enable/disable buttons from top.
    • added background to indicate this is separate content then the original craigslist post.
    • now using safe `JSON` method to parse data instead of `eval` or `return new Function`
    • changed the search engine for finding Similar car ads on craigslist. Now it returns more recent listings.
    • re-enabled MSN Autos frame.
    • web annotations links (twitter, facebook,..) feature is removed for now.
    • re-designed the car-research on/off button and functionality.
    • now ‘Home of this utility (feedback)’ is minimized at first run.

    Version: 0.501

    • Added Edmunds TMV price.
    • Fixed Enable/Disable buttons. They were not working properly in Firefox 3.6b1pre and Minefield 3.7a1pre.
    • Fixed code. Now Edmunds (discussion/reviews), Motortrend pricing, etc are working in Firefox 3.6b1pre and Minefield 3.7a1pre also.
    • Cosmetic change to the bottom block (‘Home of this utility’ block).
    • Added my icon

    Version: 0.312

    • Added a feature that makes it easier to search all craigslist for other ads posted by the poster. Basically searches craigslist for matching phone number listed in the ad.

    Car reviews etc

    Added a new firefox extension “Car reviews etc“. Its a port of the above extension and works on any webpage not just craigslist. Its a strip down version of above extension and works by selecting text (in format “year model”, e.g. “2007 civic” or “2006 toyota camry”) on webpage and right-click to get context-menu. From context-menu select “car reviews etc”. This will show reviews, pricing, recall info etc.

    firefox context-menu with car reviews etc extension

    firefox context-menu with car reviews etc extension

    © 2009, 2010 tech4computer