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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ThemaThemaBeiträgeLetzter Beitrag 
Script to copy a book to a manual entry104 ungelesen / 104cns1000, November 6
Books added in August don't show up in search but do show up on series page1 ungelesen / 1Keeline, November 1
Using the API to add books12 ungelesen / 12m_z, Mai 7
Python script to import JSON book data using Selenium7 ungelesen / 7ltji_test, März 20
Outliers3 ungelesen / 3bnielsen, Oktober 2020
Where's brightcopy when you need him?3 ungelesen / 3Crypto-Willobie, Oktober 2020
In the thingAuth API, what is the AUTHORIZATION URL HASH?1 ungelesen / 1halloleo, März 2020
Fun stuff: Do any of your tags imply others?6 ungelesen / 6bnielsen, Juni 2019
Amazon bookmarklet20 ungelesen / 20Ellen-Key-Schule, April 2019
Newbie question: automate changing collection info7 ungelesen / 7divinenanny, März 2019
Personal win: I created an automatic - manually add book script18 ungelesen / 18Maddz, November 2018
find necessary APIs to build iOS workflow for searching my library?3 ungelesen / 3maspotts, Februar 2018
RFS: Improvements to LT Series Pages1 ungelesen / 1Keeline, Dezember 2017
Grease Monkey Library Thing Work Editions Grid28 ungelesen / 28Collectorator, November 2017
Request: Editions for the new search1 ungelesen / 1Collectorator, Juni 2017
Bringing back the blue!12 ungelesen / 12Tid, Februar 2017
GM script: custom author roles21 ungelesen / 21Keeline, Januar 2017
LibraryThing Hack Projects - sound off!81 ungelesen / 81aethercowboy, August 2016
Members covers on Author or Series Page2 ungelesen / 2omargosh, Juli 2016
a better work combination workflow16 ungelesen / 16omargosh, Mai 2016
Script to make helpers log easier to quickly read7 ungelesen / 7omargosh, Mai 2016
shell/gawk script (for prices I stored in Private Comments)1 ungelesen / 1omargosh, August 2015
Tweak script for WorldCat lookup code to accommodate new feature: Editions changes?6 ungelesen / 6omargosh, August 2015
"Userscripts.org" seems to be down14 ungelesen / 14jjmcgaffey, August 2015
LT GreaseMonkey scripts no longer accessible from userscripts.org2 ungelesen / 2rosalita, Oktober 2014
Greasemonkey mostly not working - help?9 ungelesen / 9Collectorator, August 2014
LibraryThing Random Title | Google Chrome Extension1 ungelesen / 1cblupo, Mai 2014
Work Editions Grid5 ungelesen / 5Collectorator, Mai 2014
request for feedback/poking/prodding19 ungelesen / 19omargosh, März 2014
Adding books from iPhone using a barcode scanner20 ungelesen / 20jjmcgaffey, Februar 2014
GM script for Combiners: More "editions" links12 ungelesen / 12JerryMmm, Juni 2013
LT Cover Navigation - A Total Conversion33 ungelesen / 33SylviaC, Juni 2013
General purpose "How do I use this?" topic18 ungelesen / 18aleng, April 2013
HOWTO: Remove native scripts from Chrome1 ungelesen / 1brightcopy, April 2013
HOWTO: Install a script in Chrome1 ungelesen / 1brightcopy, April 2013
Floating navigation bar12 ungelesen / 12Keeline, April 2013
LT Auto Link Replies19 ungelesen / 19brightcopy, April 2013
LT Sort Author Works32 ungelesen / 32brightcopy, April 2013
Hacking on Android1 ungelesen / 1brightcopy, März 2013
Group updates1 ungelesen / 1brightcopy, März 2013
Hacking LibraryThing Wiki Library6 ungelesen / 6JonathanGorman, Februar 2013
LibraryThing Group Links on Talk Page13 ungelesen / 13rosalita, Januar 2013
Kill Codes5 ungelesen / 5jjwilson61, Januar 2013
Always Show Collections in Add Books (Stylish Script)3 ungelesen / 3SylviaC, Mai 2012
LT Ratings Details Script5 ungelesen / 5Louve_de_mer, März 2012
One-click adding generic editions of works?12 ungelesen / 12justjim, Februar 2012
LibraryThing List Checkmarks to Left - Stylish Script2 ungelesen / 2justjim, Januar 2012
Greasemonkeyskripts and Safari8 ungelesen / 8birder4106, Januar 2012
request: "add to library" and "add to wishlist" buttons that use ISBN7 ungelesen / 7rsterling, Januar 2012
idea for FF plugin: add to LT box/icon5 ungelesen / 5legallypuzzled, Januar 2012
Firefox Search Plugin7 ungelesen / 7rsterling, August 2011
Bookmarklet to move Publisher Series next to Series1 ungelesen / 1brightcopy, Juni 2011
LT Read Helper20 ungelesen / 20leahbird, Mai 2011
Greasemonkey scripts in Chrome via Tampermonkey1 ungelesen / 1brightcopy, April 2011
ISBN search plugin2 ungelesen / 2DaynaRT, April 2011
Quick add bookmarklet for LibraryThing2 ungelesen / 2Keeline, März 2011
Request: Re-order 'Your world' on Talk pages.1 ungelesen / 1justjim, Oktober 2010
Request: Recently added on Profile page7 ungelesen / 7brightcopy, Oktober 2010
re. Adding books from iPhone using a barcode scanner1 ungelesen / 1laserone, Juli 2010
Configuration scripts2 ungelesen / 2JonathanGorman, März 2010
Auto-update of scripts1 ungelesen / 1brightcopy, März 2010
Stylish add-on (oh, and Hi!)5 ungelesen / 5brightcopy, März 2010
Request for script - highlight low-res cover images4 ungelesen / 4brightcopy, März 2010
Request for Script - User defined Alt Text7 ungelesen / 7EveleenM, März 2010
Anyone used any non-firefox greasemonkey?3 ungelesen / 3brightcopy, Februar 2010
A scriptmonkey by another name2 ungelesen / 2Collectorator, Januar 2010
Good idea to give LT a kill switch on our greasemonkey scripts?9 ungelesen / 9brightcopy, Januar 2010
Support other languages than English4 ungelesen / 4brightcopy, Januar 2010
How to set your icon with LibraryThing MyIcon17 ungelesen / 17aethercowboy, Januar 2010
LibraryThing Employee Highlighter (updates, comments, requests, etc.)2 ungelesen / 2brightcopy, Januar 2010
Hi1 ungelesen / 1Collectorator, Januar 2010
Fixing Touchstones so they show a link to the work1 ungelesen / 1JonathanGorman, Januar 2010
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