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 entry95 ulæste / 95jjmcgaffey, september 30
Using the API to add books12 ulæste / 12m_z, maj 7
Python script to import JSON book data using Selenium7 ulæste / 7ltji_test, marts 20
Outliers3 ulæste / 3bnielsen, oktober 2020
Where's brightcopy when you need him?3 ulæste / 3Crypto-Willobie, oktober 2020
In the thingAuth API, what is the AUTHORIZATION URL HASH?1 ulæst / 1halloleo, marts 2020
Fun stuff: Do any of your tags imply others?6 ulæste / 6bnielsen, juni 2019
Amazon bookmarklet20 ulæste / 20Ellen-Key-Schule, april 2019
Newbie question: automate changing collection info7 ulæste / 7divinenanny, marts 2019
Personal win: I created an automatic - manually add book script18 ulæste / 18Maddz, november 2018
find necessary APIs to build iOS workflow for searching my library?3 ulæste / 3maspotts, februar 2018
RFS: Improvements to LT Series Pages1 ulæst / 1Keeline, december 2017
Grease Monkey Library Thing Work Editions Grid28 ulæste / 28Collectorator, november 2017
Request: Editions for the new search1 ulæst / 1Collectorator, juni 2017
Bringing back the blue!12 ulæste / 12Tid, februar 2017
GM script: custom author roles21 ulæste / 21Keeline, januar 2017
LibraryThing Hack Projects - sound off!81 ulæste / 81aethercowboy, august 2016
Members covers on Author or Series Page2 ulæste / 2omargosh, juli 2016
a better work combination workflow16 ulæste / 16omargosh, maj 2016
Script to make helpers log easier to quickly read7 ulæste / 7omargosh, maj 2016
shell/gawk script (for prices I stored in Private Comments)1 ulæst / 1omargosh, august 2015
Tweak script for WorldCat lookup code to accommodate new feature: Editions changes?6 ulæste / 6omargosh, august 2015
"Userscripts.org" seems to be down14 ulæste / 14jjmcgaffey, august 2015
LT GreaseMonkey scripts no longer accessible from userscripts.org2 ulæste / 2rosalita, oktober 2014
Greasemonkey mostly not working - help?9 ulæste / 9Collectorator, august 2014
LibraryThing Random Title | Google Chrome Extension1 ulæst / 1cblupo, maj 2014
Work Editions Grid5 ulæste / 5Collectorator, maj 2014
request for feedback/poking/prodding19 ulæste / 19omargosh, marts 2014
Adding books from iPhone using a barcode scanner20 ulæste / 20jjmcgaffey, februar 2014
GM script for Combiners: More "editions" links12 ulæste / 12JerryMmm, juni 2013
LT Cover Navigation - A Total Conversion33 ulæste / 33SylviaC, juni 2013
General purpose "How do I use this?" topic18 ulæste / 18aleng, april 2013
HOWTO: Remove native scripts from Chrome1 ulæst / 1brightcopy, april 2013
HOWTO: Install a script in Chrome1 ulæst / 1brightcopy, april 2013
Floating navigation bar12 ulæste / 12Keeline, april 2013
LT Auto Link Replies19 ulæste / 19brightcopy, april 2013
LT Sort Author Works32 ulæste / 32brightcopy, april 2013
Hacking on Android1 ulæst / 1brightcopy, marts 2013
Group updates1 ulæst / 1brightcopy, marts 2013
Hacking LibraryThing Wiki Library6 ulæste / 6JonathanGorman, februar 2013
LibraryThing Group Links on Talk Page13 ulæste / 13rosalita, januar 2013
Kill Codes5 ulæste / 5jjwilson61, januar 2013
Always Show Collections in Add Books (Stylish Script)3 ulæste / 3SylviaC, maj 2012
LT Ratings Details Script5 ulæste / 5Louve_de_mer, marts 2012
One-click adding generic editions of works?12 ulæste / 12justjim, februar 2012
LibraryThing List Checkmarks to Left - Stylish Script2 ulæste / 2justjim, januar 2012
Greasemonkeyskripts and Safari8 ulæste / 8birder4106, januar 2012
request: "add to library" and "add to wishlist" buttons that use ISBN7 ulæste / 7rsterling, januar 2012
idea for FF plugin: add to LT box/icon5 ulæste / 5legallypuzzled, januar 2012
Firefox Search Plugin7 ulæste / 7rsterling, august 2011
Bookmarklet to move Publisher Series next to Series1 ulæst / 1brightcopy, juni 2011
LT Read Helper20 ulæste / 20leahbird, maj 2011
Greasemonkey scripts in Chrome via Tampermonkey1 ulæst / 1brightcopy, april 2011
ISBN search plugin2 ulæste / 2DaynaRT, april 2011
Quick add bookmarklet for LibraryThing2 ulæste / 2Keeline, marts 2011
Request: Re-order 'Your world' on Talk pages.1 ulæst / 1justjim, oktober 2010
Request: Recently added on Profile page7 ulæste / 7brightcopy, oktober 2010
re. Adding books from iPhone using a barcode scanner1 ulæst / 1laserone, juli 2010
Configuration scripts2 ulæste / 2JonathanGorman, marts 2010
Auto-update of scripts1 ulæst / 1brightcopy, marts 2010
Stylish add-on (oh, and Hi!)5 ulæste / 5brightcopy, marts 2010
Request for script - highlight low-res cover images4 ulæste / 4brightcopy, marts 2010
Request for Script - User defined Alt Text7 ulæste / 7EveleenM, marts 2010
Anyone used any non-firefox greasemonkey?3 ulæste / 3brightcopy, februar 2010
A scriptmonkey by another name2 ulæste / 2Collectorator, januar 2010
Good idea to give LT a kill switch on our greasemonkey scripts?9 ulæste / 9brightcopy, januar 2010
Support other languages than English4 ulæste / 4brightcopy, januar 2010
How to set your icon with LibraryThing MyIcon17 ulæste / 17aethercowboy, januar 2010
LibraryThing Employee Highlighter (updates, comments, requests, etc.)2 ulæste / 2brightcopy, januar 2010
Hi1 ulæst / 1Collectorator, januar 2010
Fixing Touchstones so they show a link to the work1 ulæst / 1JonathanGorman, januar 2010
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