You know, for those times you accidentally go to Google. Well, if you're one of those sick people like me, now you can:

You just need a little Greasemonkey script.

I'll be writing more about Greasemonkey. Soon, I hope. Greasemonkey is a really big deal.

Posted by jzawodn at May 12, 2005 03:05 PM

Reader Comments
# Keith Gaughan said:

Sick? That's positively perverse! ;-)

on May 12, 2005 03:44 PM
# Sencer said:

Er... this one's been around longer and more comprehensive:

on May 12, 2005 03:48 PM
# said:

In this here internet age, "My Browser is my castle."

Just in case any websites get their panties in a bunch.

In borrow an oreilly term, let the "remixing" begin.

on May 12, 2005 04:18 PM
# Mike said:

JWZ seems to think highly of Greasemonkey too!

on May 12, 2005 06:36 PM
# Danny Howard said:

Uhm, I just use that little search box that's already in Firefox, but I'll conced that your twisted solution saves a click-select-drag-release-return.


on May 12, 2005 07:00 PM
# said:

So why are you on relocating :)

on May 12, 2005 09:56 PM
# Nick W said:

Where you been jeremy? This stuff happened months back...

Not only is Butler more comprehensive, but there's also an much improvied, customizable version of it at

on May 12, 2005 11:46 PM
# Jacques said:

Maybe gives better google results?

on May 13, 2005 01:34 AM
# Philip Tellis said:

The script was written by Premshree, who lives and works in India - hence

on May 13, 2005 05:31 AM
# ct said:

For a second I thought JZ was another Ruby convert, but the image comes from the livejournal site. Yeah, check out butler from Mark Pilgrim, and better yet, take a look at his way cool.

on May 13, 2005 05:43 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Yes, Nick. I've seen Butler. But there's a really big difference here. Butler is quite obvious about what it is doing. This is quite subtle and simple.

Do you not see that?

on May 13, 2005 07:53 AM
# robin said:

Even funnier to know that Greasemonkey was created by a Googler.

on May 13, 2005 10:27 AM
# Premshree said:

ct: I wish! :-)

on May 13, 2005 11:33 AM
# Guillaume said:

Hum ok so I'm supposed to install GreaseMonkey, restart Firefox and then rightclick on the script link and install it. And then you restart Firefox, make sure the script is enabled and you check Google Homepage and even refresh it right??

Well it doesn't work

on May 13, 2005 01:13 PM
# Matej Cepl said:

Ehm, actually, my problems are just an opposite -- I almost never use Yahoo! Search, because I do not have "Groups" button there.

on May 14, 2005 06:05 AM
# Praveen said:

on May 18, 2005 03:23 AM
# Joe Grossberg said:

I meant to mention this here (slipped my mind), but I did a quick-and-dirty version of the opposite:

This lets you keep My Yahoo! as your browser's "home" page and use Google for the web search.

on June 8, 2005 10:34 AM
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