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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TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Using the API to add books12 unread / 12m_z, Friday 6:26pm
Python script to import JSON book data using Selenium7 unread / 7ltji_test, March 20
Script to copy a book to a manual entry83 unread / 83Opteryx, October 2020
Outliers3 unread / 3bnielsen, October 2020
Where's brightcopy when you need him?3 unread / 3Crypto-Willobie, October 2020
In the thingAuth API, what is the AUTHORIZATION URL HASH?1 unread / 1halloleo, March 2020
Fun stuff: Do any of your tags imply others?6 unread / 6bnielsen, June 2019
Amazon bookmarklet20 unread / 20Ellen-Key-Schule, April 2019
Newbie question: automate changing collection info7 unread / 7divinenanny, March 2019
Personal win: I created an automatic - manually add book script18 unread / 18Maddz, November 2018
find necessary APIs to build iOS workflow for searching my library?3 unread / 3maspotts, February 2018
RFS: Improvements to LT Series Pages1 unread / 1Keeline, December 2017
Grease Monkey Library Thing Work Editions Grid28 unread / 28Collectorator, November 2017
Request: Editions for the new search1 unread / 1Collectorator, June 2017
Bringing back the blue!12 unread / 12Tid, February 2017
GM script: custom author roles21 unread / 21Keeline, January 2017
LibraryThing Hack Projects - sound off!81 unread / 81aethercowboy, August 2016
Members covers on Author or Series Page2 unread / 2omargosh, July 2016
a better work combination workflow16 unread / 16omargosh, May 2016
Script to make helpers log easier to quickly read7 unread / 7omargosh, May 2016
shell/gawk script (for prices I stored in Private Comments)1 unread / 1omargosh, August 2015
Tweak script for WorldCat lookup code to accommodate new feature: Editions changes?6 unread / 6omargosh, August 2015
"Userscripts.org" seems to be down14 unread / 14jjmcgaffey, August 2015
LT GreaseMonkey scripts no longer accessible from userscripts.org2 unread / 2rosalita, October 2014
Greasemonkey mostly not working - help?9 unread / 9Collectorator, August 2014
LibraryThing Random Title | Google Chrome Extension1 unread / 1cblupo, May 2014
Work Editions Grid5 unread / 5Collectorator, May 2014
request for feedback/poking/prodding19 unread / 19omargosh, March 2014
Adding books from iPhone using a barcode scanner20 unread / 20jjmcgaffey, February 2014
GM script for Combiners: More "editions" links12 unread / 12JerryMmm, June 2013
LT Cover Navigation - A Total Conversion33 unread / 33SylviaC, June 2013
General purpose "How do I use this?" topic18 unread / 18aleng, April 2013
HOWTO: Remove native scripts from Chrome1 unread / 1brightcopy, April 2013
HOWTO: Install a script in Chrome1 unread / 1brightcopy, April 2013
Floating navigation bar12 unread / 12Keeline, April 2013
LT Auto Link Replies19 unread / 19brightcopy, April 2013
LT Sort Author Works32 unread / 32brightcopy, April 2013
Hacking on Android1 unread / 1brightcopy, March 2013
Group updates1 unread / 1brightcopy, March 2013
Hacking LibraryThing Wiki Library6 unread / 6JonathanGorman, February 2013
LibraryThing Group Links on Talk Page13 unread / 13rosalita, January 2013
Kill Codes5 unread / 5jjwilson61, January 2013
Always Show Collections in Add Books (Stylish Script)3 unread / 3SylviaC, May 2012
LT Ratings Details Script5 unread / 5Louve_de_mer, March 2012
One-click adding generic editions of works?12 unread / 12justjim, February 2012
LibraryThing List Checkmarks to Left - Stylish Script2 unread / 2justjim, January 2012
Greasemonkeyskripts and Safari8 unread / 8birder4106, January 2012
request: "add to library" and "add to wishlist" buttons that use ISBN7 unread / 7rsterling, January 2012
idea for FF plugin: add to LT box/icon5 unread / 5legallypuzzled, January 2012
Firefox Search Plugin7 unread / 7rsterling, August 2011
Bookmarklet to move Publisher Series next to Series1 unread / 1brightcopy, June 2011
LT Read Helper20 unread / 20leahbird, May 2011
Greasemonkey scripts in Chrome via Tampermonkey1 unread / 1brightcopy, April 2011
ISBN search plugin2 unread / 2DaynaRT, April 2011
Quick add bookmarklet for LibraryThing2 unread / 2Keeline, March 2011
Request: Re-order 'Your world' on Talk pages.1 unread / 1justjim, October 2010
Request: Recently added on Profile page7 unread / 7brightcopy, October 2010
re. Adding books from iPhone using a barcode scanner1 unread / 1laserone, July 2010
Configuration scripts2 unread / 2JonathanGorman, March 2010
Auto-update of scripts1 unread / 1brightcopy, March 2010
Stylish add-on (oh, and Hi!)5 unread / 5brightcopy, March 2010
Request for script - highlight low-res cover images4 unread / 4brightcopy, March 2010
Request for Script - User defined Alt Text7 unread / 7EveleenM, March 2010
Anyone used any non-firefox greasemonkey?3 unread / 3brightcopy, February 2010
A scriptmonkey by another name2 unread / 2Collectorator, January 2010
Good idea to give LT a kill switch on our greasemonkey scripts?9 unread / 9brightcopy, January 2010
Support other languages than English4 unread / 4brightcopy, January 2010
How to set your icon with LibraryThing MyIcon17 unread / 17aethercowboy, January 2010
LibraryThing Employee Highlighter (updates, comments, requests, etc.)2 unread / 2brightcopy, January 2010
Hi1 unread / 1Collectorator, January 2010
Fixing Touchstones so they show a link to the work1 unread / 1JonathanGorman, January 2010
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