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deviantART improvements v.1.7 by philho deviantART improvements v.1.7 by philho
Quick facts:

:pointr: What is it? A Greasemonkey (GM) script for Firefox (FF) (and some other browsers like Opera) to improve my usage of deviantART: shorten page titles, add a navigation bar and remove link obfuscation.

:pointr: History
v.1.7 - 2010/05/30 - Adapt to dA v.7. Removed Move reply area as they did that already!
v.1.6 - 2009/10/21 - Remove link obfuscation ("outgoing link").
v.1.5.3 - 2008/11/21 - Centered the Move reply area button.
v.1.5.2 - 2008/11/11 - Fixed anchoring to dock, again...
v.1.5.1 - 2008/08/06 - Bug fix.
v.1.5 - 2008/08/05 - Button to move reply area.
v.1.4 - 2007/11/12 - Added the jump to ID, support of v.6 as well as v.5 (in time of beta test of v.6).
v.1.3 - 2007/12/04 - Modularized, added links to uncomment.
v.1.2 - 2007/11/12 - Changed the Gallery link to a combobox with lot of links!
v.1.1 - 2007/07/04 - Add the Gallery link.
v.1.0 - 2007/06/27 - Creation for titles.

:pointr: How to use

See my Information on Greasemonkey scripts journal entry for all needed information!
(Mmm, now I must compress the file to submit it... :( Just add "unzip the file" to the start of the instructions!)

For fast, easier installation, you can go to the corresponding page.

More infos:

Unlike my other scripts, this one is born out of my own needs!
It does currently three things, but might grow depending on the little needs I find.
As the history shows out, I had it for quite some time. A recent request (the move reply area) and the DD motivated me to make it public at least, just before my holidays... :D
Note: some features can exist in other scripts, probably better, I just made them my way...

:pointr: Remove the "deviantART" title prefix: the favicon is enough for tab identification...
If you have lot of tabs in Firefox, having a title shortened to the essential information at the start is important!

:pointr: Add a combobox in the account bar allowing to quickly jump to various parts of the account, or dA or actually anywhere (eg. the site holding your CSS images)!
You can edit the list (var links) below to add, remove or change the addresses.

/!\ Beware, the combobox replaces the Upgrade Now link (I know I can subscribe and how to do it!), so I don't know if it works on subscribed users.
If not, either give me code to add to fix that... or buy me a short sub! ;)

:pointr: Also add a text area after the combo box: if you type a number and hit Return, you will jump to the deviation whose ID you provided. Idem if typing d:<deviation ID>.
If you type a string, jumps to the deviant whose name you gave. Idem if typing D:<deviant name> which is useful for names like 1 or 666...
You can use other prefixes:
- With a deviant name, use j: to jump to their journal, g: for their gallery and f: for their favourites.
- With a numerical ID, use n: to jump to a news article and F: for a FAQ entry.

:pointr: I remove the link obfuscation, ie. if you click on a link in a comment in dA, you go directly there without an intermediary dA page!

All features can be deactivated, by changing in the script the lines below those starting with //$$
Read these comments for instructions.
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JurgenDoe May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't install it even if I'm logged in into :?
philho Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you have an error message?
Otherwise, you can just download it as a .user.js file and drag'n'drop the file into Firefox.
JurgenDoe Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I downloaded it and it does not work by me at all ... no searchbar on top ... nothing :shrug:
philho Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I suppose you have the Greasemonkey extension installed, right?
Do you have experience with these scripts? So I know if I must guide you or find what is wrong with mine... :)
JurgenDoe Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GM is installed the script downloaded but it didn't show up :no:
Now they have the searchbar on top and I don't need it anymore :no:
philho Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, for the record, you can right click on the monkey face on the bottom right of the status bar of Firefox, it should show "deviantART improvements" with a check next to it.
If you have it, it means that as a subscribed user, you have a different top bar from me which is no longer subscribed.
Perhaps you can do Save As (HTML only), upload the file somewhere and post the link here, so I can study the differences in HTML to hook into the top bar.
JurgenDoe Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I uninstalled it :nod: since it doesn't worked for me it was useless :shrug:
electricjonny Nov 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this script :thumbsup:

Mostly for the button that moves the reply area right under the art. Although I did have to modify it a tad to add an event listener, because the width of my reply is almost as wide as my monitor (another Stylish script), and the z-index wasn't high enough on the comment box and it ran into the menu on the left. So I just added a z-index, and also a background to the replybox.

But great script man, I used to use that JavaScript bookmarklet, but this is a lot easier, and keeps my bookmark toolbar cleaner.
philho Nov 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment! :-)
greaterorlessthan Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, actually, there's one more thing.
When viewing small deviations (such as emotes), the reply button gets covered up by the +fav sidebar. :(
Maybe if you put it centered below the image, instead of off to the side.
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