Apr 27 2009
Camino consistently scores in speed and native Cocoa goodness, but often gets left behind by the add-on functionality of its older brother Firefox.
Thanks to an easy hack and tons of user-contributed scripts, you can emulate some of the most popular abilities of Firefox’s most flexible extension: Greasemonkey.
Userstyles.org has a huge repository of css scripts that reshape your favorite websites – from bloglines to IMDB. While these are easily added using a Firefox extension, they can also be added to Camino by pasting the scripts (minus the first namspace line) into a userContent.css in your /Library/Application Support/Camino/chrome folder.
(Above is an example skin for Google Reader that is Aqua-licious)
While we’re putting Camino on equal ground with other browsers, we can grab this Open Source plugin to enable newer versions of Java in Camino (or Firefox). While Safari uses the most recent versions of Java are exclusive to Safari, without the above plugin other browsers are left with outdated code. No more!
ThisService will turn shell scripts and AppleScripts into system-wide services. You can use these scripts to enter text, transform text or send it to another application. The best example John Gruber’s Markdown (a custom markup language that can be transformed into fully formatted text). For more, see the resources page.
Keep directories full of project files that you’d love to catalog? Shindler is a simple application that will create a text file listing the contents of a directory (and its sub-directories). Its as easy as drag and drop. Supported on Tiger, but worked on my Panther machine.