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My First GreaseMonkey Script For Full As A Goog

By Ben Nadel on

I just authored my first every GreaseMonkey script. In the past I complained about the fact that Full As A Goog opens up links in the same window. To remedy this, I have created a GreaseMonkey script that grabs all the feed links and sets the TARGET attribute of their links to be "_blank". And just like that, the links work perfectly.

I have never done a GreaseMonkey script before and I have to say, it was really easy and fun. This might be something that I start doing for any site that bugs me.

Here is the simple script:

  • // ==UserScript==
  • // @name Full As A Goog - Blank Window
  • // @namespace
  • // @description This forces the RSS links in to open up in a new window.
  • // @include*
  • // @include*
  • // ==/UserScript==
  • // Get all of the links in the page.
  • var arrLinks = document.getElementsByTagName( "a" );
  • // Loo over the links so we can check the value for the url.
  • // We only care about links that are being routed through
  • // "go.cfm" but we have to get all of them from the DOM first.
  • for (var i = 0 ; i < arrLinks.length ; i++){
  • // Check to see if the link is one that redirects to an
  • // RSS feed blog entry.
  • if (
  • arrLinks[ i ].getAttribute( "href" ) &&
  • (arrLinks[ i ].getAttribute( "href" ).indexOf( "go.cfm" ) >= 0)
  • ){
  • // This is a link that points to a site. Set the target
  • // to open up in a new window.
  • arrLinks[ i ].setAttribute( "target", "_blank" );
  • }
  • }

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