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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Selenium and python2 ongelezen / 2IrimiNow, april 18
Prevent focus() call when loading book list1 ongelezen / 1Keeline, maart 21
Script to copy a book to a manual entry111 ongelezen / 111pnppl, februari 27
Add book data from WorldCat OCLC to Manual Entry form4 ongelezen / 4Keeline, december 2021
Books added in August don't show up in search but do show up on series page1 ongelezen / 1Keeline, november 2021
Using the API to add books12 ongelezen / 12m_z, mei 2021
Python script to import JSON book data using Selenium7 ongelezen / 7ltji_test, maart 2021
Outliers3 ongelezen / 3bnielsen, oktober 2020
Where's brightcopy when you need him?3 ongelezen / 3Crypto-Willobie, oktober 2020
In the thingAuth API, what is the AUTHORIZATION URL HASH?1 ongelezen / 1halloleo, maart 2020
Fun stuff: Do any of your tags imply others?6 ongelezen / 6bnielsen, juni 2019
Amazon bookmarklet20 ongelezen / 20Ellen-Key-Schule, april 2019
Newbie question: automate changing collection info7 ongelezen / 7divinenanny, maart 2019
Personal win: I created an automatic - manually add book script18 ongelezen / 18Maddz, november 2018
find necessary APIs to build iOS workflow for searching my library?3 ongelezen / 3maspotts, februari 2018
RFS: Improvements to LT Series Pages1 ongelezen / 1Keeline, december 2017
Grease Monkey Library Thing Work Editions Grid28 ongelezen / 28Collectorator, november 2017
Request: Editions for the new search1 ongelezen / 1Collectorator, juni 2017
Bringing back the blue!12 ongelezen / 12Tid, februari 2017
GM script: custom author roles21 ongelezen / 21Keeline, januari 2017
LibraryThing Hack Projects - sound off!81 ongelezen / 81aethercowboy, augustus 2016
Members covers on Author or Series Page2 ongelezen / 2omargosh, juli 2016
a better work combination workflow16 ongelezen / 16omargosh, mei 2016
Script to make helpers log easier to quickly read7 ongelezen / 7omargosh, mei 2016
shell/gawk script (for prices I stored in Private Comments)1 ongelezen / 1omargosh, augustus 2015
Tweak script for WorldCat lookup code to accommodate new feature: Editions changes?6 ongelezen / 6omargosh, augustus 2015
"Userscripts.org" seems to be down14 ongelezen / 14jjmcgaffey, augustus 2015
LT GreaseMonkey scripts no longer accessible from userscripts.org2 ongelezen / 2rosalita, oktober 2014
Greasemonkey mostly not working - help?9 ongelezen / 9Collectorator, augustus 2014
LibraryThing Random Title | Google Chrome Extension1 ongelezen / 1cblupo, mei 2014
Work Editions Grid5 ongelezen / 5Collectorator, mei 2014
request for feedback/poking/prodding19 ongelezen / 19omargosh, maart 2014
Adding books from iPhone using a barcode scanner20 ongelezen / 20jjmcgaffey, februari 2014
GM script for Combiners: More "editions" links12 ongelezen / 12JerryMmm, juni 2013
LT Cover Navigation - A Total Conversion33 ongelezen / 33SylviaC, juni 2013
General purpose "How do I use this?" topic18 ongelezen / 18aleng, april 2013
HOWTO: Remove native scripts from Chrome1 ongelezen / 1brightcopy, april 2013
HOWTO: Install a script in Chrome1 ongelezen / 1brightcopy, april 2013
Floating navigation bar12 ongelezen / 12Keeline, april 2013
LT Auto Link Replies19 ongelezen / 19brightcopy, april 2013
LT Sort Author Works32 ongelezen / 32brightcopy, april 2013
Hacking on Android1 ongelezen / 1brightcopy, maart 2013
Group updates1 ongelezen / 1brightcopy, maart 2013
Hacking LibraryThing Wiki Library6 ongelezen / 6JonathanGorman, februari 2013
LibraryThing Group Links on Talk Page13 ongelezen / 13rosalita, januari 2013
Kill Codes5 ongelezen / 5jjwilson61, januari 2013
Always Show Collections in Add Books (Stylish Script)3 ongelezen / 3SylviaC, mei 2012
LT Ratings Details Script5 ongelezen / 5Louve_de_mer, maart 2012
One-click adding generic editions of works?12 ongelezen / 12justjim, februari 2012
LibraryThing List Checkmarks to Left - Stylish Script2 ongelezen / 2justjim, januari 2012
Greasemonkeyskripts and Safari8 ongelezen / 8birder4106, januari 2012
request: "add to library" and "add to wishlist" buttons that use ISBN7 ongelezen / 7rsterling, januari 2012
idea for FF plugin: add to LT box/icon5 ongelezen / 5legallypuzzled, januari 2012
Firefox Search Plugin7 ongelezen / 7rsterling, augustus 2011
Bookmarklet to move Publisher Series next to Series1 ongelezen / 1brightcopy, juni 2011
LT Read Helper20 ongelezen / 20leahbird, mei 2011
Greasemonkey scripts in Chrome via Tampermonkey1 ongelezen / 1brightcopy, april 2011
ISBN search plugin2 ongelezen / 2DaynaRT, april 2011
Quick add bookmarklet for LibraryThing2 ongelezen / 2Keeline, maart 2011
Request: Re-order 'Your world' on Talk pages.1 ongelezen / 1justjim, oktober 2010
Request: Recently added on Profile page7 ongelezen / 7brightcopy, oktober 2010
re. Adding books from iPhone using a barcode scanner1 ongelezen / 1laserone, juli 2010
Configuration scripts2 ongelezen / 2JonathanGorman, maart 2010
Auto-update of scripts1 ongelezen / 1brightcopy, maart 2010
Stylish add-on (oh, and Hi!)5 ongelezen / 5brightcopy, maart 2010
Request for script - highlight low-res cover images4 ongelezen / 4brightcopy, maart 2010
Request for Script - User defined Alt Text7 ongelezen / 7EveleenM, maart 2010
Anyone used any non-firefox greasemonkey?3 ongelezen / 3brightcopy, februari 2010
A scriptmonkey by another name2 ongelezen / 2Collectorator, januari 2010
Good idea to give LT a kill switch on our greasemonkey scripts?9 ongelezen / 9brightcopy, januari 2010
Support other languages than English4 ongelezen / 4brightcopy, januari 2010
How to set your icon with LibraryThing MyIcon17 ongelezen / 17aethercowboy, januari 2010
LibraryThing Employee Highlighter (updates, comments, requests, etc.)2 ongelezen / 2brightcopy, januari 2010
Hi1 ongelezen / 1Collectorator, januari 2010
Fixing Touchstones so they show a link to the work1 ongelezen / 1JonathanGorman, januari 2010
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